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China halts operation at Korean chip plant after worker tests positive for coronavirus

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:52 AM

A Chinese factory owned by South Korean semiconductor giant SK Hynix Inc halted operations on Sunday after a plant worker was found to have an asymptomatic infection of the [...] » More

N Korea’s Kim stresses economic policies at a politburo meeting-KCNA

N Korea’s Kim stresses economic policies at a politburo meeting-KCNA

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:50 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stressed the need to carry out economic policies with responsibility, as he presided over a meeting of the politburo of the ruling Workers [...] » More

President nowhere to be seen

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:50 AM

President Moon Jae-in is in the hot seat over staying tight-lipped for a month on controversial issues, inviting conflicts and divides and dragging down his leadership [...] » More

Infection tally below 500 for first time in 3 days

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:50 AM

The daily number of new coronavirus cases in South Korea fell back to below 500 for the first time in three days on Sunday due apparently to less testing over the weekend, [...] » More

As stock market logs new records in November, investors eye end of the year rally

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 6:50 AM

While South Korea’s main bourse has been hitting its all-time high, the country’s stock market also set new records in November, on the back of foreign [...] » More

Korea confirms this year’s first case of avian flu in domestic poultry

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:50 AM

The government confirmed the first case of highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza among domestic poultry at a duck farm in a southwestern province, Saturday. The agriculture [...] » More

No. of deaths after flu shots at 108

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:50 AM

South Korea’s health agency said Saturday that a total of 108 people died after receiving seasonal flu vaccines this year, with the authorities concluding 107 of the [...] » More

N Korea steps up virus control along inter-Korean border: state media

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:50 AM

North Korea has stepped up virus control measures along the inter-Korean border and at sea, state media said Sunday. The communist country is “firmly establishing a [...] » More

Can China, Japan and Korea follow RCEP with their own free-trade deal?

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:50 AM

China’s attempt to further consolidate regional economic power by pushing forward a trilateral free-trade agreement with Japan and South Korea has been met with both [...] » More

Korea rolls out new policy to boost support for Asean

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:50 AM

The South Korean government has announced a more advanced foreign policy strategy to provide additional support to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) in light [...] » More

Korea to start production of new tactical ballistic missile

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | Defence-Blog | 6:50 AM

South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Programme Administration (DAPA) announced on 25 November that it has decided that the initial production of the locally developed [...] » More

Third wave brings Korea’s COVID-19 positivity rate over 3pct

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 6:50 AM

South Korea’s count of new COVID-19 infections fell to 450 on Sunday after recording three consecutive 500-plus days as testing declined over the weekend. Meanwhile, [...] » More

Kim Jong Un ordered executions amid frantic efforts to control coronavirus, Korea lawmaker says

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | CBS News | 6:50 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered at least two people executed, banned fishing at sea and locked down the capital, Pyongyang, as part of frantic efforts to guard [...] » More

S. Koreans: North’s Kim had 2 people executed

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | Arkansas Online | 6:50 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered at least two people executed, banned fishing at sea and locked down the capital, Pyongyang, as part of frantic efforts to guard [...] » More

Clear ownership to bolster Kakao Bank IPO

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:50 AM

Kakao Bank, one among a small number of digital banks in Korea, became a profitable enterprise in 2019 after just 18 months of operation. The bank plans to launch an initial [...] » More