Archive for August 25th, 2020

Seoul mandates face masks as Korea battles spike in coronavirus

25-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

South Korea’s capital on Monday ordered the wearing of masks in both indoor and outdoor public places for the first time, as it battles a surge in coronavirus cases [...] » More

COVID-19 flare-up corners BOK to lower growth forecast

25-Aug-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

The Bank of Korea (BOK) is very likely to cut its economic forecast for 2020 from 0.2 percent growth to as low as a mid to low-1 percent contraction mostly due to a new mass [...] » More

REGIME CHANGE Kim Jong-un is in a coma as N Korea prepares to make his sister leader, Korean diplomat claims

25-Aug-2020 Intellasia | TheSun | 6:02 AM

KIM Jong-un is in a coma as North Korea prepares to hand power to his sister, an ex-diplomat has sensationally claimed. The dictator, 36, has rarely been seen in public this [...] » More

New coronavirus cases near 400, alarm all across Korea

25-Aug-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

South Korea’s daily new virus cases spiked to 397 on Sunday, and infections were reported in all major cities and provinces across the country, health authorities said. [...] » More

MYSTERY DEATH Is Kim Jong-un in a coma and will his sister Kim Yo-jong take over if he dies?

25-Aug-2020 Intellasia | TheSun | 6:02 AM

REPORTS from South Korea claim that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is in a coma and willingly handing over power to his sister. The dictator reportedly had a health episode [...] » More

Apple Korea, under antitrust probe, proposes $84 million to support small businesses

25-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Apple Korea, under antitrust probe, proposes $84 million to support small businesses Apple Inc.’s (AAPL.O) South Korean unit has proposed measures to address antitrust [...] » More

Eximbank in dilemma over Green New Deal

25-Aug-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

The Moon Jae-in administration’s Green New Deal initiative is causing a headache for the Export-Import Bank of Korea (Eximbank) which has invested the most in the [...] » More

Kim Jong-un is in coma claims Korean diplomat as N Korea passes power to Kim Yo-jong

25-Aug-2020 Intellasia | ZeeNews | 6:02 AM

Fuelling rumours about the failing health condition of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, a former aide to South Korea’s late president Kim Dae-Jung, Chang Song-min has [...] » More

Government pressed to raise social distancing level to highest

25-Aug-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

The government is facing growing calls from health experts and organisations to enforce its toughest social distancing restrictions as soon as possible to prevent massive [...] » More

BOK to sharply lower economic growth outlook

25-Aug-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

Bank of Korea Governor Lee Ju-yeol said Monday that he cannot rule out the possibility of the economy contracting by more than 1 percent in 2020, due to the [...] » More

CJ, Shinsegae complain over government order for store shutdown

25-Aug-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

Restaurant chains have expressed dissatisfaction over the government’s alleged “discriminatory countermeasures” to fight the resurgence of COVID-19. After [...] » More

Why did Goldman Sachs downgrade Samsung Life?

25-Aug-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

Questions are growing among investors here over the possible “hidden intention” of Goldman Sachs’ recent downgrading of Samsung Life Insurance to [...] » More

S Korea fishing: Surge of freshwater threatening Jeju coastline

25-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

Unprecedented summer rains in Central China are threatening the livelihoods of fish farmers and fishermen in neighbouring South Korea. Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride [...] » More

Kim Jong Un reportedly in a coma as his sister Kim Yo Jong takes control

Kim Jong Un reportedly in a coma as his sister Kim Yo Jong takes control

25-Aug-2020 Intellasia | NYPost | 6:02 AM

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has fallen into a coma, a former South Korean official is claiming on the heels of reports that the northern leader has ceded over some of [...] » More

Diplomatic row over GSOMIA dissipates

25-Aug-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

Korea and Japan appear to have calmed tensions over whether to keep their intelligence-sharing pact intact as the date for its cancellation passed without any action from [...] » More