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Korea Shuns Moms at Peril as Workforce Shrinks

25-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

At a job interview for Starbucks Coffee Korea Co., Jeong Eun Suk watched two women break down in tears of joy at being given the chance to work. They had quit to raise [...]
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Citigroup Will Trim Korean Branches to Focus on Cities (1)

25-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Citigroup Inc. (C:US), whose international consumer bank is the largest of any US lender, is preparing to trim branches in South Korea outside big urban areas this year to [...]
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Low-Tech Thief Steals Data on 100 Million Korean Credit-Card Accounts

25-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

In Seoul, the world’s most wired city, the heist of data associated with at least 15 million people’s credit cards was decidedly low tech. On Sunday, [...]
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N. Korean Japan ‘mission’ may go back under hammer

25-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Tokyo court has ruled that an obscure Mongolian company cannot buy the building serving as North Korea’s de facto embassy in Japan, reports said Thursday, meaning it [...]
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App Watch: Will you be my Between? App for lovers

25-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

If ever in doubt about your guy’s commitment to a relationship, ask him if he would commit to an app. A growing number of young couples in Asia are sharing special [...]
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N Korea: Kim Jong-un’s half-brother and rival spotted in Malaysia

25-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Telegraph.co.uk | 6:00 AM

The older half-brother of Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, has surfaced in Malaysia after apparently going into hiding following the execution of his uncle and guardian [...]
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US Pacific fleet chief says N. Korea is top security concern

US Pacific fleet chief says N. Korea is top security concern

24-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea remains Washington’s “number one security concern” in Asia, the US Pacific Fleet commander said Wednesday, despite simmering territorial [...]
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Kidnapped S. Korean trade official freed in Libya

24-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A South Korean trade official who was kidnapped in Libya has been freed three days after he was taken hostage by armed men, the Libyan and South Korean foreign ministries [...]
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Kidnapped S. Korean trade official freed in Libya

24-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A South Korean trade official who was kidnapped in Libya has been freed three days after he was taken hostage by armed men, the Libyan and South Korean foreign ministries [...]
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SKorea posts fastest growth in nearly 3 years

24-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Washingtonpost | 6:00 AM

South Korea recorded its fastest growth since the first quarter of 2011, its central bank said Thursday, showing a recovery in Asia’s fourth-largest economy is on [...]
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Hyundai Motor posts first sales drop in 3 years as stronger won bites

24-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s Hyundai Motor posted its first year-on-year fall in quarterly revenue in nearly three years, as the stronger local currency weighed and imported rivals [...]
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N Korean ski resort open for business

24-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

It’s not exactly what you’d expect in a country famed for being the world’s last bastion of hardline communism, but welcome to the world’s newest ski [...]
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Abducted Korean trade official freed in Libya

24-Jan-2014 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

A South Korean trade official who was kidnapped three days ago in the Libyan capital has been freed, officials say. Han Seo-woo, who leads the Libya unit of South [...]
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Korea’s Fourth-Quarter Expansion Matches Estimates

24-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s economic growth matched analysts’ estimates in the fourth quarter, as the central bank kept the benchmark interest rate at the lowest level since [...]
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IMF Calls Out Korea on Its Currency Policy

24-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

In unusually strong language, the International Monetary Fund Wednesday questioned South Korea’s currency policy, telling Seoul that it should only intervene in [...]
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