Archive for September 11th, 2021

S. Korea, Mekong countries reaffirm commitment to health, economic cooperation amid pandemic

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

South Korea and five Southeast Asian countries along the Mekong River have reaffirmed concerted efforts for cooperation in health and economic fields to minimise [...] » More

Adjusted distancing rules do not mean loosening efforts: PM

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

Prime minister Kim Boo-kyum on Friday made it clear that the government is not shifting gears toward letting guard down against the coronavirus. Kim cautioned against [...] » More

Demand for apartments on rise despite loan restrictions

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

Demand for apartments in South Korea’s capital and the surrounding areas continued to rise for two consecutive weeks, despite the central bank’s latest rate hike [...] » More

Smugglers fake ship identities to evade N Korea sanctions-research report

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

Smugglers suspected of evading sanctions on North Korea have turned to schemes to create fraudulent identities for sanctioned ships, a US-based research group said in a [...] » More

New FSC chief, financial giants mull loan maturity extension

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

Koh Seung-beom, the new chair of the policymaking Financial Services Commission, met with the heads of South Korea’s five biggest banking groups on Friday to discuss [...] » More

Former chief prosecutor booked on multiple charges in political meddling probe

Former chief prosecutor booked on multiple charges in political meddling probe

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

The state anti-corruption investigative body has formally booked ex-Prosecutor general Yoon Seok-youl on multiples charges, including abuse of power, in its widening probe [...] » More

KT’s Genie Music acquires Millie’s Library, planning expansion of audio content business

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

Genie Music became the largest stakeholder of Millie’s Library, an e-book service provider, as the KT-backed music-streaming platform looks to expand its audio content [...] » More

Korea reports 1,892 more COVID-19 cases, 269,362 in total

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

South Korea reported 1,892 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Thursday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 269,362. The daily caseload was [...] » More

Korea-Mongolia ties elevated to strategic partnership

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

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Mongolian President Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh held a virtual summit Friday and agreed to elevate bilateral ties between the two countries [...] » More

Top nuke envoys of S. Korea, US, Japan to meet in Tokyo next week

Top nuke envoys of S. Korea, US, Japan to meet in Tokyo next week

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

South Korea’s top nuclear envoy, Noh Kyu-duk, will visit Tokyo next week for bilateral and trilateral talks with his US and Japanese counterparts, the foreign ministry [...] » More

S. Korea signs deal with Daewoo Shipbuilding to build new SLBM submarine

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

The arms procurement agency said Friday it has signed a 985.7 billion won ($853 million) deal with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. to build a new [...] » More

Apple rebuffs Epic request to restore Fortnite developer account in Korea

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

Apple (AAPL.O) rejected on Thursday a request by “Fortnite” creator Epic Games to restore its account on the iPhone maker’s iOS platform in South Korea to [...] » More

D.P. review: Jung Hae In exposes dark underbelly of Korea’s military

11-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Yahoo Life SEA | 5:02 AM

All South Korean men are required by their nation’s law to serve 21 months of conscripted military service. Bullying, hazing, abuse of power, laxness and even sexual [...] » More

FTC to keep eyes on unfair practices in e-commerce sector

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

Amid growing scrutiny of online giants Naver and Kakao, South Korea’s antitrust watchdog chief on Friday spoke of the need to regulate massive online platforms in order [...] » More

Office of opposition lawmaker searched in widening probe into political meddling scandal

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

The state anti-corruption investigative body on Friday raided the office of an opposition lawmaker in a widening probe into a political meddling scandal allegedly involving [...] » More