Archive for September 8th, 2021

Seoul launching multilingual COVID-19 campaign

08-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 5:02 AM

The Seoul city government is encouraging foreigners in the city to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as the proportion of foreigners with COVID-19 grows. According to the Seoul [...] » More

Korea successfully launches homegrown SLBM: report

Korea successfully launches homegrown SLBM: report

08-Sep-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

South Korea has test-fired a homegrown submarine-launched ballistic missile, a report said Tuesday, as it seeks to build up its forces to defend itself from the nuclear-armed [...] » More

Korea tests first submarine-launched ballistic missile-Yonhap

08-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

South Korea has test-fired a ballistic missile (SLBM) from a submarine, Yonhap news agency reported on Tuesday, becoming the first country without nuclear weapons to develop [...] » More

Current account surplus narrows in July on decreased trade surplus

08-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Yonhap | 5:02 AM

South Korea’s current account surplus slightly narrowed in July due to reduced trade surplus, although exports maintained strong growth, central bank data showed [...] » More

FSS warns KB Savings Bank against lax control of soaring household debt

08-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 5:02 AM

Amid the government’s move to bolster household debt management, the Financial Supervisory Service said Tuesday it has handed down a warning to KB Savings Bank over its [...] » More

Korean medical clinics see 76.5pct decline in visits by foreigners in 2020: report

08-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Yonhap | 5:02 AM

The number of foreign patients at medical institutions in South Korea plummeted more than 75 percent last year as the COVID-19 pandemic restricted international travel and [...] » More

N. Korea likely to hold military parade this week: sources

08-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Yonhap | 5:02 AM

North Korea appears to be preparing to hold a military parade this week to mark the anniversary of the country’s founding, military sources said Tuesday. Earlier, [...] » More

Korean conglomerates lukewarm on venture M&As

08-Sep-2021 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 5:02 AM

Korea’s M&A market has nearly quadrupled during the past two decades, as the average number of M&As annually exceeded about 430 in 2020, compared to 102 logged [...] » More

Role of procurement agency highlighted amid pandemic

08-Sep-2021 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 5:02 AM

As the government is attempting to speed up its COVID-19 vaccination campaign, the intensity of the countrywide initiative has been dogged by vaccine shortages due to [...] » More

Korea reports 3,091 more cases of COVID-19 variants in past week

08-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Xinhua | 5:02 AM

South Korea reported 3,091 more cases of COVID-19 variants for the past week, bringing the total number of such cases to 23,388, the health authorities said Tuesday. Among [...] » More

New cases bounce back to near 1,600; virus resurgence in wider Seoul worrisome

08-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Yonhap | 5:02 AM

South Korea’s daily new coronavirus cases rose to slightly below 1,600 on Tuesday while authorities strive to tighten their guard against the pandemic and raise the [...] » More

PM asks metro unions to cancel planned walkout against restructuring measure

08-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Yonhap | 5:02 AM

Prime minister Kim Boo-kyum on Tuesday asked subway unions of Seoul and four other major cities to refrain from staging a planned walkout next week, saying it will seriously [...] » More

Korea monitoring the North over military parade signs

08-Sep-2021 Intellasia | AP | 5:02 AM

South Korea’s military on Tuesday was closely watching North Korea amid signs the country was preparing to hold a new military parade to showcase its growing nuclear [...] » More

S. Korea reports 1,597 more COVID-19 cases, 263,374 in total

08-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Xinhua | 5:02 AM

South Korea reported 1,597 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Monday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 263,374. The daily caseload was up [...] » More

S. Korea maintains No.1 spot in new shipbuilding orders for 4th month

08-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 5:02 AM

South Korean shipbuilders far outstripped their Chinese rivals in terms of new orders in August, retaining their top spot for the fourth straight month, industry data showed [...] » More