Archive for April 23rd, 2021

Korea’s coal power plants to lose profitability before lifetimes end: study

23-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 5:02 AM

No coal power plants will be profitable in South Korea before the end of their expected lifetimes 30 years on average indicating coal power plants face a dismal financial [...] » More

Will US loan COVID-19 vaccines to S. Korea?

23-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Hani | 5:02 AM

Minister of Foreign Affairs Chung Eui-yong said that Seoul is “in serious discussions” with the US over a vaccine swap arrangement. The vaccine swap arrangement [...] » More

Samsung boss on trial over ‘manipulated’ takeover deal

23-Apr-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

The jailed de facto leader of the giant Samsung group went on trial Thursday over an allegedly manipulated takeover in proceedings that effectively put South Korea’s [...] » More

IMF: S. Korea World’s Tenth Largest Economy Again

23-Apr-2021 Intellasia | KBS | 5:02 AM

South Korea has officially rejoined the club of the ten largest economies in the world as responses to the COVID-19 pandemic changed the positions of several major economies. [...] » More

17 Korean startup founders named Forbes’ young innovators

23-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 5:02 AM

Founders and leaders of 17 rising startups in South Korea were picked as young innovator by the Forbes in a survey that listed 300 successful entrepreneurs under age 30, the [...] » More

How Korea turbocharged specialty syringe production for COVID-19 vaccines

23-Apr-2021 Intellasia | WHBL | 5:02 AM

It was 7:30 a.m. on Christmas Eve when Cha Jung-hoon, South Korea’s deputy minister for small businesses, got a call from his boss to make an urgent three-hour car trip [...] » More

AGC applies to strike out originating summons of N. Korean businessperson on US extradition order

23-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 5:02 AM

The Attorney general’s Chambers (AGC) has applied to strike out the originating summons filed by a North Korean businessperson against the government of Malaysia, [...] » More

COVID-19 vaccines are coming, government tells pandemic-weary Koreans

23-Apr-2021 Intellasia | WHBL | 5:02 AM

South Korean officials are struggling to put herd immunity anxieties to rest, as COVID-19 vaccinations have hit bumpy ground here amid a sluggish rollout and supply [...] » More

N. Korea seeking to defeat US missile defenses: CRS report

23-Apr-2021 Intellasia | YNA | 5:02 AM

North Korea appears to be working to develop capabilities that can degrade or even defeat US missile defense systems deployed in its region, a congressional report suggested. [...] » More

Korea muscles in on global arms trade

23-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 5:02 AM

South Korea celebrated its entry into the “elite group of fighter jet producers” this month, unveiling its domestically-developed KF-21 Boramae in a blaze of [...] » More

N Korea claims no virus case confirmed after thousands of tests: WHO

23-Apr-2021 Intellasia | KyodoNews | 5:02 AM

North Korea still claims no infection cases with the novel coronavirus have been confirmed at home although it has so far carried out tests on around 24,000 people, according [...] » More

Korean leader pushes Biden to restart nuclear talks with North, knocks Trump

Korean leader pushes Biden to restart nuclear talks with North, knocks Trump

23-Apr-2021 Intellasia | TheHill | 5:02 AM

South Korea’s president called for President Biden to restart negotiations with North Korea over its nuclear programme in an interview published Wednesday, calling the [...] » More

On Climate, US And China Pledge Cooperation, But Competition Will Also Be Prominent

23-Apr-2021 Intellasia | NPR | 5:02 AM

President Biden’s climate envoy, John Kerry, and his Chinese counterpart, Xie Zhenhua, agreed last week that China and the United States, the world’s two biggest [...] » More

China-Germany relations: engage, don’t isolate, foreign ministers urge European Union

China-Germany relations: engage, don’t isolate, foreign ministers urge European Union

23-Apr-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

The foreign ministers of China and Germany have underscored the need for Brussels to engage rather than isolate Beijing as sanctions over alleged labour abuses in Xinjiang [...] » More

Ant Group agrees to invest in Brazil loyalty co Dotz

23-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

China’s Ant Group (688688.SS) has sealed a deal to acquire a 5 percent stake in the Brazilian loyalty programme Dotz, according to a securities filing on Wednesday. [...] » More