Archive for September 2nd, 2017

Kim Jong-un’s previously powerful aunt ‘seriously ill’ after years out of public view

Kim Jong-un’s previously powerful aunt ‘seriously ill’ after years out of public view

02-Sep-2017 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:00 AM

The estranged aunt of Kim Jong-un is reportedly undergoing medical treatment near Pyongyang, with South Korean intelligence sources suggesting that she is seriously ill. Kim [...]
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What N Korea’s Missile Tests Look Like to a Korean Reporter

What N Korea’s Missile Tests Look Like to a Korean Reporter

02-Sep-2017 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

North Korea fired a ballistic missile over northern Japan this week, prompting the government in Tokyo to warn residents in its path to take cover, and leading to another [...]
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Blow to Korean carmakers as workers win partial victory over Kia

02-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A South Korean court gave workers a partial victory on Thursday in a closely watched pay dispute with Kia Motors, ordering the automaker to pay about 420 billion won ($373.33 [...]
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Diplomatic spat casts long shadow over Hyundai factory town in China

02-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

In the industrial outskirts of Beijing, a local community in the shadow of a giant Hyundai Motor Co manufacturing complex is feeling the fallout from a fierce diplomatic [...]
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Russia’s foreign minister warns Tillerson: New N Korea sanctions could be ‘dangerous’

02-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Politico | 6:00 AM

New sanctions against North Korea could prove “dangerous,” Russian Foreign minister Sergey Lavrov warned Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a phone call [...]
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Britain could go to war with N Korea if it strikes Guam even though it doesn’t have to under NATO rules

02-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Business Insider | 6:00 AM

British troops could be deployed to help the United States fight North Korea if it strikes Guam even though it’s not obligated to under NATO rules, according to a new [...]
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US War With N Korea Could Be Deadliest Conflict In History, Germany Warns

02-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Newsweek | 6:00 AM

Germany’s foreign minister has warned that a military showdown between the US and North Korea could result in more casualties than World War II, the deadliest conflict [...]
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Korean official in Santa Rosa admonishes N Korea over weapons programme

02-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Press Democrat | 6:00 AM

Speaking before hundreds of veterans and their families Thursday afternoon in Santa Rosa during a ceremony honoring veterans of the Korean War, a South Korean consular [...]
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N Korea Sentences Two Korean Journalists To Death Over a Book Review

02-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Newsweek | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s Central Court has sentenced two South Korean journalists and two media executives to death for reviewing a book that outlines a sprawling undergound [...]
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N Korea sentences Korean reporters to death over review of book about country

02-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A North Korean court sentenced two South Korean journalists and their publishers to death for “seriously insulting the dignity” of the country by reviewing and [...]
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US bombers drill over Korean peninsula after latest N Korea launch

US bombers drill over Korean peninsula after latest N Korea launch

02-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Eeuters | 6:00 AM

South Korean and Japanese jets joined exercises with two supersonic US B-1B bombers above and near the Korean peninsula on Thursday, two days after North Korea sharply raised [...]
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China Property Bears Crushed by Relentless Rise in Stocks

02-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

China property bears have been beaten back as shares of top developers climb to record levels amid soaring profit. Bearish wagers on China Evergrande Group and Sunac China [...]
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Markets Are About to Find Out What China’s Leadership Reshuffle Means

02-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

For most of the year, there’s been an oft-repeated refrain among China-watchers. Whispered in private meetings with clients or loudly spoken by confident brokers, it [...]
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China’s wealth managers look to profit from risk and capital crackdowns

02-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

As regulatory crackdowns in China hit risky investment products and capital outflows, the country’s private banks are looking to profit as they target a bigger share of [...]
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China’s central bank bans longer-tenor NCDs to close bank funding loophole

02-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China’s central bank has barred financial institutions from issuing certain kinds of interbank loans as a funding loophole, as it continues to keep a tight grip on the [...]
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