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BREMMER: N Korea Is A Regime That Could Implode

27-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Businessinsider | 6:00 AM

Earlier we published a Q&A with Eurasia Group’s Ian Bremmer about the big geopolitical discussions taking place at Davos. The big two are China-Japan tensions and [...] » More

N Korea Agrees to Proposal to Resume Family Reunions, Reversing Stance

N Korea Agrees to Proposal to Resume Family Reunions, Reversing Stance

27-Jan-2014 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

Reversing its earlier stance, North Korea on Friday agreed to a South Korean proposal to resume a long-suspended humanitarian programme that arranges reunions of elderly [...] » More

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 [...] » More

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 [...] » More

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, [...] » More

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 [...] » More

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 [...] » More

N Korea: Kim Jong-un’s half-brother and rival spotted in Malaysia

25-Jan-2014 Intellasia | | 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 [...] » More

N. Korea pushes South on military drills

N. Korea pushes South on military drills

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

North Korea on Friday urged a sceptical South Korea to respond to a recent series of trust-building gestures and again called on Seoul to cancel upcoming military drills with [...] » More

N Korea says it wants ‘atmosphere of reconciliation and unity’

N Korea says it wants ‘atmosphere of reconciliation and unity’

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

North Korea’s National Defense Commission has penned a letter to South Koreans saying it is determined “to create an atmosphere of reconciliation and [...] » More

N Korea: The world’s happiest place

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

“WELCOME to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,” our host beamed. The plane had barely landed, and the propaganda had already started. I was [...] » More

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 [...] » More

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 [...] » More

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 [...] » More

Korea wireless speed leaves US service in the dust

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

Wireless service providers in the United States are constantly battling each other over which has the largest or fastest wireless network. Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and [...] » More