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N. Korean anti-tobacco push up in smoke as Kim keeps puffing

14-Jun-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A North Korean anti-smoking campaign has apparently failed to persuade young leader Kim Jong-Un to quit, despite his late father’s warning that “a cigarette is [...]
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Korea Unexpectedly Cuts Rate to Support Debt Restructuring

14-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s central bank unexpectedly cut the benchmark interest rate to a new record low Thursday, citing growing risks to the economy including slowing global trade [...]
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How Western businesspeople make money from N Korea

14-Jun-2016 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

For most business people, North Korea is the last country they would consider trading with. Its widely condemned nuclear programme means it’s under heavy sanctions, and [...]
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Korea’s Economic Future Depends On This Bold Business Experiment

14-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

With the end of the Korean war in 1953, South Korea experienced an intense era of rapid economic development. Known as the “Miracle on the Han”, the country [...]
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Korean foreign minister heads to Russia over North’s nuclear activities

Korean foreign minister heads to Russia over North’s nuclear activities

14-Jun-2016 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s Foreign minister Yun Byung-se is heading to Moscow to hold talks with top Russian authorities discussing the latest about North Korea’s nuclear [...]
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Hotel Lotte says delaying IPO to sometime in the future

14-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s Hotel Lotte said on Monday it is withdrawing its initial public offering plan and will postpone a listing to sometime in the future. The withdrawal of the [...]
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Hotel Lotte expected to withdraw IPO plan on Monday: source

14-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Hotel Lotte Co Ltd is expected to withdraw its initial public offering plan on Monday, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Monday. The withdrawal of the plan [...]
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S. Korea launches military patrol against Chinese fishing boats

13-Jun-2016 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

South Korea launched an operation Friday to drive out illegal Chinese fishing boats from neutral waters close to the disputed sea border with the North, in a move that could [...]
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Korea, UN join forces to expel Chinese boats

Korea, UN join forces to expel Chinese boats

13-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Straitstimes | 6:00 AM

South Korea and the United Nations Command (UNC), which oversees the Korean War armistice, have said they have begun a joint operation to keep Chinese fishing vessels from [...]
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UN Command in Korea targets illegal Chinese fishing boats

13-Jun-2016 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

The United Nations Command in South Korea conducted an unprecedented joint action in waters near the western coast of the peninsula. The measure was taken in response to the [...]
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Tanzanian military delegation tours S. Korea’s 2nd Fleet

13-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

A visiting military delegation from Tanzania, a long-time military partner of North Korea, toured the Navy’s 2nd Fleet’s headquarters Friday where they were [...]
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Kim Jong Un seen smoking amid government no-smoking campaign

13-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Cbsnews | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s unpredictable young dictator Kim Jong Un has apparently been unable to check his own smoking habit – even during public photo opportunities – [...]
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N. Korea sending soldiers to Middle East disguised as civilian workers

13-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Korea times | 6:00 AM

North Korea has been sending active duty soldiers to Middle East countries by disguising them as civilian labourers, as the reclusive country tries to earn foreign currency, [...]
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A hacker explains why you shouldn’t believe N Korea was behind the massive Sony hack

13-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Techinsider | 6:00 AM

It’s been nearly two years since a massive cyberattack hit Sony Entertainment, resulting in the leaks of thousands of private emails, social security numbers, [...]
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Korean prosecutors raid Lotte Group offices

11-Jun-2016 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

South Korean prosecutors have raided the offices of one of South Korea’s biggest conglomerates, the Lotte Group, as part of a bribery probe. About 200 officials [...]
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