Archive for December 13th, 2016

These Foreign Funds Stand by Korea Amid Political Turmoil

13-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Here are at least three overseas investors who remain bullish on South Korean stocks and are sticking to their investment strategy in the wake of the presidential impeachment [...] » More

Korea’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year

Korea’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year

13-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

It began with a nuclear explosion and ended with a street party where some 800,000 people sang and smiled in the freezing Seoul sunshine to celebrate the impeachment of their [...] » More

Korea PM to be briefed on state affairs as Park impeached

Korea PM to be briefed on state affairs as Park impeached

13-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korean prime minister Hwang Kyo-ahn will begin getting official briefings from aides of President Park Geun-hye on Monday, having assumed presidential authority in a [...] » More

Minister calls for return of all Japanese nationals abducted by N Korea

13-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

Katsunobu Kato, minister in charge of the issue of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korea, on Saturday called for the return of all of Japanese abductees. “By [...] » More

Korea needs to diversify growth routes

13-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Korea Times | 6:00 AM

Korea should diversity its growth route and cut its reliance on Samsung to keep the economy moving forward and ensure sustainable growth, according to a professor from the [...] » More

Foreigners offload Korea bonds, stocks in November

13-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Fiscal Times | 6:00 AM

Foreign investors reduced their bond holdings by a net 1.798 trillion won ($1.54 billion) in November, offloading for a fourth month in a row, the Financial Supervisory [...] » More

N Korea News: Kim Jong Un Conducts ‘Malicious Threat’ Targeting Korean Presidential Blue House

13-Dec-2016 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un conducted a special operations drill under his guidance targeting South Korea, Pyongyang’s media reported Sunday. The move comes as [...] » More

Senate passes resolution urging N. Korea to allow family reunions for Korean-Americans

13-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

The US Senate has approved a resolution urging North Korea to allow Korean-Americans to hold reunions with their long-separated family members in the communist nation, [...] » More

Korea’s Year of Reckoning, From H-Bomb to Park Impeachment

Korea’s Year of Reckoning, From H-Bomb to Park Impeachment

13-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

It began with a nuclear explosion and ended with a street party where some 800,000 people sang and smiled in the freezing Seoul sunshine to celebrate the impeachment of their [...] » More

Korea’s drama: A strong democracy will survive an impeachment

13-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Post-gazette.com | 6:00 AM

President Park Geun-hye was impeached and all of her powers suspended Friday by the South Korean parliament in an overwhelming 234-56 vote. The vote came against a background [...] » More

Tibetan self-immolates in China: rights group

13-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A man has self-immolated in protest against China’s presence in Tibet while calling for the return of the Dalai Lama, a rights group said Saturday, the first Tibetan to [...] » More

China faces battle over market economy status

13-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China’s battle for recognition as a market economy that would help it avoid penalties from key trade partners has been thwarted, as a key clause in Beijing’s deal [...] » More

Chinese community angry by mugged student’s death in Rome

13-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Sad and angry, the Chinese community in Rome on Sunday paid tribute to a student fatally hit by a train while pursuing muggers who had stolen her purse with her just-issued [...] » More

China’s Investors Aren’t Afraid of Trump

13-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The world can only wonder whether President-elect Donald Trump will fulfill his campaign promise to impose a 45 percent tariff on Chinese-made goods bought in the US [...] » More

Why 2017 Could Be Do-or-Die for China’s Bond-Fueled Builders

13-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

For China’s highly leveraged real estate developers, 2017 could be the year that the borrowing binge finally catches up with them. Regulators have choked off a key [...] » More