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N Korea confirms latest weapons tests as Kim visits ‘important’ munitions factory

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:28 AM

North Korea conducted tests of an upgraded long-range cruise missile and a warhead of a tactical guided missile this week, as leader Kim Jong Un visited a munitions factory [...] » More

Defector activist indicted over last year’s anti-NK leafleting

Defector activist indicted over last year’s anti-NK leafleting

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | Yonhap | 11:26 AM

Prosecutors have indicted a vocal North Korean defector and activist known for anti-Pyongyang leafleting on charges of attempting to send propaganda leaflets and other items [...] » More

N. Korea confirms test-firing of long-range cruise, surface-to-surface missiles

N. Korea confirms test-firing of long-range cruise, surface-to-surface missiles

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | Yonhap | 11:22 AM

North Korea on Friday confirmed this week’s two rounds of weapons tests involving long-range cruise missiles and surface-to-surface tactical guided missiles, and vowed [...] » More

N. Korea, after harsh 2-year lockdown, slowly reopens border

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | AP | 5:02 AM

After spending two years in a strict lockdown because of the COVID-19 pandemic, North Korea may finally be opening up slowly. The reason could reflect a growing sense of [...] » More

SKC-led consortium bets $80m for next-generation EV battery materials

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 5:02 AM

SKC, the chemicals unit of South Korea’s No. 3 conglomerate SK Group, said Wednesday it has invested $80 million with partners to secure next-generation electric [...] » More

Retail sales rise over 11pct in 2021 amid pandemic

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | Yonhap | 5:02 AM

Retail sales in South Korea rose 11.3 percent on-year in 2021 on the back of strong appetite for consumption and growing online transactions amid the prolonged COVID-19 [...] » More

Auto exports hit 7-year high in 2021

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 5:02 AM

South Korea’s exports of autos rose to the highest point in seven years last year due to the low base effect and strong demand for eco-friendly cars, customs data [...] » More

S. Korea to take market-stabilising steps if needed: official

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | Yonhap | 5:02 AM

South Korea plans to take measures to stabilise the country’s financial market when needed, a senior government official said, after the Federal Reserve signaled at a [...] » More

Banking groups beef up auto financing to lure young drivers

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 5:02 AM

South Korea’s banking groups have started upgrading their auto loan and financing services to the next level this year, aiming to go beyond their traditional business [...] » More

‘Tech-driven flexibility’: What are Lee Jae-myung’s plans for pandemic?

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 5:02 AM

South Koreans can expect a mellower third year of the pandemic, enabled by greater use of technology, with Lee Jae-myung in charge, according to the frontwoman for the [...] » More

LG Energy Solution becomes Korea’s No.2 firm in stellar stock debut

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

LG Energy Solution Ltd (LGES) (373220.KS) saw its shares almost double in price on their trading debut on Thursday, making the electric vehicle (EV) battery maker South [...] » More

Exports of cars, oil products forecast to be brisk this year

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | Yonhap | 5:02 AM

South Korea’s exports of cars and petroleum products are expected to grow solidly this year, but the outlook for steel, ships and other key items is gloomy, a poll [...] » More

Hyundai Motor developing ‘marine’ mobility platform powered by seawater

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 5:02 AM

Hyundai Motor will develop a marine mobility platform powered by seawater by 2023 to replace small and mid-sized diesel ships polluting the sea. The project has been directly [...] » More

Companies brace for new industrial safety law

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 5:02 AM

With the nation’s new industrial safety law taking effect Thursday, companies across industries are bolstering their safety management systems to avoid being the first [...] » More

US State Department ‘condemns’ N Korea missile tests

US State Department ‘condemns’ N Korea missile tests

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

The US government “condemns” North Korea’s launch of two ballistic missiles, a State Department spokesperson said on Wednesday, calling the tests a [...] » More