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China says FTA with Korea may be effective in 2015

19-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A free trade agreement between China and South Korea should be effective in the second-half of next year if all goes well, a top commerce ministry official said on Monday, [...]
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Top N Korea envoy in Moscow for Putin talks

Top N Korea envoy in Moscow for Putin talks

19-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Yahoo | 6:00 AM

A special envoy of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un arrived in Moscow on Monday for talks with President Vladimir Putin as Pyongyang seeks allies to fend off a UN resolution [...]
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N Korea’s Unsuccessful Charm Offensive

19-Nov-2014 Intellasia | The Atlantic | 6:00 AM

This week, the United Nations general Assembly will vote on a resolution to submit Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s leader, to the Security Council for a referral to the [...]
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Foreign Imports Erode Sales of Korean Automakers

19-Nov-2014 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

For the first time in 24 years, South Korea is on track to spend more on vehicle imports from Europe this year than it earns from its own vehicle exports, as German brands [...]
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Korea aims to become a major free trade hub

19-Nov-2014 Intellasia | BIV | 6:00 AM

Wedged as it is between two Asian economic giants – China and Japan – South Korea sometimes gets overlooked by Canadian businesses as a place to invest or develop [...]
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UN to hold key vote on N Korea war crimes probe

19-Nov-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The United Nations will on Tuesday confront North Korea over its dismal rights record with a key resolution that could compel Pyongyang to answer to crimes against humanity. [...]
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Korea launches agency to replace coast guard after ferry disaster

19-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea launches a massive new government agency this week to handle emergency rescue and safety management seven months after a ferry disaster killed 304 people and was [...]
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N Korea’s Kim Jong Un at visit to food factory

19-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Daily Mail | 6:00 AM

The perks of visiting a food factory are obviously the free samples. In his latest public relations stunt, the North Korean dictator toured an army rations factory – [...]
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Deal for S Korean minesweepers to be scrapped

18-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Timesofindia | 6:00 AM

India is all set to scrap the long-pending deal for South Korean mine countermeasure vessels (MCMVs), which are highly-specialised smallish warships that detect, track and [...]
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Hon Hai’s Gou: China-Korea FTA an immediate threat to Taiwan

18-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Wantchinatimes | 6:00 AM

Terry Gou, chair of electronics manufacturing giant Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn), called on Taiwan’s government Saturday to speed up efforts to sign a [...]
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G20: NZ, Korea sign free-trade agreement

18-Nov-2014 Intellasia | NBR | 6:00 AM

New Zealand and South Korea have concluded a free-trade agreement that’s expected to cut into export tariffs in the nation’s sixth-largest export market that [...]
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Oman-Korea trade ties grow stronger

18-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Timesofoman | 6:00 AM

The bilateral trade between the Republic of Korea and Oman has been growing at a rate of five per cent annually, the South Korean ambassador in Oman said. “Korea [...]
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US Intelligence Chief Describes Mission to Free Detainees in N Korea

18-Nov-2014 Intellasia | NY times | 6:00 AM

The director of national intelligence, James R. Clapper Jr., described on Sunday his secret mission to seek the release of two Americans held in North Korea as a series of [...]
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Fortress Korea car market cracks under German luxury barrage

18-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea is on track to spend more on vehicle imports from Europe this year than it earns from exports the other way, for the first time in 24 years, as German brands [...]
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N. Korea’s envoy likely to meet Putin next week: Seoul sources

18-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s special envoy set to fly to Russia is likely to meet the European country’s president next week to discuss diverse bilateral [...]
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