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Pentagon considers ‘adjustments’ to US troop levels in S Korea

23-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

Defence secretary reviews US global military footprint with an eye to competing more effectively with China and Russia. The Pentagon is considering “adjustments” [...] » More

N Korea loses access to foreign cash as China trade drops 70pct

23-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Nikkei | 6:02 AM

Trade between North Korea and China plunged nearly 70 percent on the year between January and May after Pyongyang closed the border to prevent the transmission of the novel [...] » More

UPDATE 1-Korea’s July 1-20 exports fall further on slow demand recovery

23-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

South Korean exports extended their contraction during the first 20 days of July and by a larger percentage than in June as a protracted coronavirus lockdown and delay in [...] » More

Undiagnosed virus infections could be 27 times higher in Korea’s Daegu city study

23-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A small South Korean survey of people with no history of COVID-19, but living in a city with the most cases, showed that roughly one in 13 had antibodies to the novel [...] » More

Korean investors’ growing interest in US tech stocks risky: AllianceBernstein

23-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 6:02 AM

Persisting economic uncertainties due to the coronavirus outbreak appear to have only made blue chip tech stocks in the United States more expensive, while growing retail [...] » More

N Korea claims to have no coronavirus cases but is working on a vaccine anyway

23-Jul-2020 Intellasia | QZ | 6:02 AM

More than 30 coronavirus vaccines are being tested on humans worldwide, and North Korea just joined the race. On Saturday (July 18), the country’s State Commission of [...] » More

Activists slam Korea’s crackdown on propaganda against N Korea

Activists slam Korea’s crackdown on propaganda against N Korea

23-Jul-2020 Intellasia | DW | 6:02 AM

South Korean Unification Ministry revokes licenses of activist groups to send balloons into the North, triggering accusations that Seoul is not truly interested in the [...] » More

Gambling addiction spikes among Korea’s work-from-home day traders

23-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Day traders seeking help for gambling addiction have tripled in number in South Korea, as COVID-19 social distancing and working-from-home has freed up more time for online [...] » More

Thae Yong-ho calls for pressure on N Korea to repay debts

23-Jul-2020 Intellasia | UPI | 6:02 AM

A high-profile North Korean defector recently elected to South Korean parliament said Tuesday Pyongyang has received more than $920 million in economic loans from Seoul, [...] » More

S. Korea revises tax rules to respond to post-coronavirus economy

23-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 6:02 AM

South Korea on Wednesday unveiled a set of revised taxation rules aimed at better dealing with the widening economic gap and altered tax realities under the COVID-19 context. [...] » More

Infection cluster found at front-line unit; at least 13 soldiers test positive for coronavirus

23-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 6:02 AM

At least 13 soldiers from an Army base near the inter-Korean border tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, raising fears of further infections in enclosed [...] » More

Neither Samsung nor Apple will buy Arm from SoftBank

23-Jul-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

Speculation has arisen that either Samsung Electronics or Apple may consider acquiring British chip-designing firm Arm, but an influential industry analyst expressed his [...] » More

Korean battery rivals’ US legal case turns into fight for jobs

23-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

South Korea’s rival battery-makers LG Chem and SK Innovation, which supply Volkswagen, Ford and GM, are caught in a growing row in the United States as the quest to [...] » More

[Green Paradox] Korea’s renewable energy subsidies eclipse solar power

23-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 6:02 AM

The definition of a government subsidy is simple: public funds granted to a domestic industry to maintain price competitiveness. However, the South Korean government’s [...] » More

Esper says no troop removal in Korea, leaves room for change

23-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 6:02 AM

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Tuesday he has issued “no orders to withdraw forces in the Korean Peninsula,” but left the door open, saying the Pentagon [...] » More