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Lime hampers Shinhan’s plan for mega IB

07-Jan-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

Shinhan Investment is facing a major setback in its grand scheme of becoming a “mega investment bank (IB)” as the brokerage house is suspected of being an [...]
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Korean restaurant owners voice concerns over $4 billion Delivery Hero deal

07-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

South Korean restaurant owners expressed concern on Monday over food delivery giant Delivery Hero’s (DHER.DE) proposed $4 billion acquisition of its local rival, saying [...]
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I have reported on 30 Korean celebrity suicides. The blame game never changes

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

On a hot August day in 2008, I was invited to appear on a TV entertainment programme hosted by actor Ahn Jae-hwan. I noticed Ahn was behaving oddly, walking nervously around [...]
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Survey: Korea’s Gen Z less interested in unification, Korean identity

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | UPI | 6:02 AM

South Koreans born after 1995 are less supportive of unification and feel less affinity for North Koreans despite a common ethnic identity, according to a recent survey. The [...]
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New justice minister says prosecution reform ‘demand of times’

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 6:02 AM

Justice minister Choo Mi-ae pledged to reform the prosecution as she took office Friday, calling it the “demand of the times.” “Reforming the prosecution, [...]
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Europe helps secure release of 11 N Korean defectors held in Vietnam activists

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A group of 11 North Koreans who were detained in Vietnam while seeking to defect to South Korea have been released thanks to the help of European institutions, a Seoul-based [...]
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US military retiree banned from bases in Korea due to black-market allegations

US military retiree banned from bases in Korea due to black-market allegations

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Stripes | 6:02 AM

A US military retiree has been banned from bases in South Korea over allegations of buying excessive duty-free goods and black marketing, officials said Friday. The move came [...]
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China calls for easing UN sanctions on N Korea

China calls for easing UN sanctions on N Korea

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

A Chinese-Russian resolution aimed at easing international sanctions on North Korea is a “timely” step in the “right direction,” China’s UN [...]
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FSS chief pressing banks to bolster customer protection

04-Jan-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) Governor Yoon Suk-heon has pressed banks to better protect customers in 2020, saying public trust has been tarnished in the wake of the [...]
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Government strives to find role in stalled US-NK peace talks

04-Jan-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs is trying its utmost to find its role amid the stalled peace talks with North Korea. Deputy Foreign minister Kim Gunn, who [...]
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Top-down appointed IBK CEO turned away amid union resistance

04-Jan-2020 Intellasia | KoreaHerald | 6:02 AM

The state-run Industrial Bank of Korea on Friday faced a dispute over the appointment of its new chief, as its labour union protests what it called the government’s [...]
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Solid-fuel ICBM may be Pyongyang’s new strategic weapon: VOA

04-Jan-2020 Intellasia | KoreaHerald | 6:02 AM

The “new strategic weapon” mentioned by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un could be an advanced intercontinental ballistic missile, the Voice of America reported, [...]
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US defence secretary urges N Korea to negotiate on denuclearisation

04-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Thursday said the United States still sees a political agreement on denuclearisation as the best path forward on North Korea, but that [...]
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Korea on track to becoming world’s 10th largest economy in 2027: report

04-Jan-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

Korea is expected to become the world’s 10th largest economy in 2027, according to a report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research, a British think tank. It [...]
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Police struggle to control large rallies at National Assembly

04-Jan-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

Starting this year, protesters are able to stage rallies in the vicinity of the National Assembly, keeping police on their toes. Until last year, protests were banned from [...]
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