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Hyundai to enter US commercial vehicle market as part of $1.8 billion offensive

18-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Co plans to spend around $1.8 billion by 2020 on a major offensive in commercial vehicles, including entering the race in the United States, [...]
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N. Korean oil tankers around Russia go quiet in early 2015

18-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Nknews | 6:00 AM

North Korean tanker movements between the DPRK and the Russian Far East appeared to be quieter in January and February than in the preceding months, with few vessels [...]
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UPDATE 3-China’s Anbang near $1 billion deal for Korea’s Tong Yang Life-source

18-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China’s Anbang Insurance Group is finalising the purchase of a controlling stake in Tong Yang Life Insurance Co for about $1 billion, its first deal in South Korea and [...]
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The Proposed Defense Ministry Hotline Between China and Korea

18-Feb-2015 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

The first bilateral defense ministry meeting between China and South Korea, held in Seoul on February 4, agreed on working-level consultations to establish a direct hotline [...]
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N Korea threatens strong response to DC rights meeting

N Korea threatens strong response to DC rights meeting

18-Feb-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

North Korea says it will respond “very strongly” to a conference in Washington on Tuesday about its widespread human rights abuses and says the United States [...]
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Japan, Korea to Let Currency Swap Programme Expire

18-Feb-2015 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Japan and South Korea on Monday said that they will let their 14-year-old currency swap arrangement expire this month. The currency-swap programme was established in 2001 to [...]
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LG executives indicted for vandalising Samsung washing machines

17-Feb-2015 Intellasia | The Verge | 6:00 AM

An LG Electronics executive has been indicted by prosecutors in South Korea on charges of vandalising high-end Samsung washing machines, The Wall Street Journal reports. Jo [...]
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Employees of Samsung charged with tech theft

17-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Koreajoongang Daily | 6:00 AM

A conflict between Samsung Display and LG Display is intensifying after prosecutors indicted employees of Samsung Display and the CEO of an LG Display subcontractor on Friday [...]
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‘Nut rage’ incident forces Korea to consider laws against abuse of power

‘Nut rage’ incident forces Korea to consider laws against abuse of power

17-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

South Korean politicians are considering bringing in new legislation to punish the rich and powerful from abusing their positions, following the “nut rage” [...]
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LG Electronics Executives Indicted in Korea Over Damaged Samsung Washing Machines

17-Feb-2015 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

A top LG Electronics Inc. executive has been indicted by Seoul prosecutors for allegedly vandalising several high-end washing machines manufactured by rival Samsung [...]
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China’s Anbang agreed to buy Korea’s Tong Yang Life for $1 billion: media

17-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China’s Anbang Insurance Group agreed to buy a controlling stake in South Korean life insurer Tong Yang Life Insurance Co (082640.KS) for 1.1 trillion won ($1 billion), [...]
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N Korea’s Missile Threat and China’s Objections to Korea’s Missile Defense

16-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

During his visit to Seoul on February 4, PRC Defense minister Chang Wanquan is reported to have raised objections with South Korean counterparts to the potential deployment [...]
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China plans international tourism zone with N Korea, Russia: state media

16-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China is planning an international tourism zone in its northeastern border area with Russia and North Korea, state news agency Xinhua said on Friday, in Pyongyang’s [...]
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N Korea to hold giant, ‘grand style’ military parade

16-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Straitstimes | 6:00 AM

North Korea will hold one of its giant displays of military muscle this year, the ruling Workers’ Party said Friday, stressing the need for “cutting-edge” [...]
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N Korea woos anti-money laundering body

16-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Heraldsun | 6:00 AM

NORTH Korea is trying to repair its international image by courting a little known but influential body that fights money laundering and terrorist financing. LONG accused by [...]
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