Archive for October 9th, 2021

Breezy Explainer: What’s happening between China and Taiwan?

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Breezy Scroll | 5:02 AM

Developments in the Indo-Pacific region have got everyone interested and watching. Here’s what’s happening between China and Taiwan. What’s happening with [...] » More

S. Korea to take active steps to curb inflation: official

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Yonhap | 5:02 AM

South Korea plans to take active actions to stabilise inflation as the country’s consumer prices are expected to grow at a faster pace in October than the previous [...] » More

S. Korea to take active steps to curb inflation: official

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Yonhap | 5:02 AM

South Korea plans to take active actions to stabilise inflation as the country’s consumer prices are expected to grow at a faster pace in October than the previous [...] » More

New spy satellites can provide data on N Korea and other key areas

New spy satellites can provide data on N Korea and other key areas

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Washington Examiner | 5:02 AM

The director of the National Reconnaissance Office has revealed that two new satellite programmes developed in collaboration with the private sector have been delivering new [...] » More

Korea’s 20pct Tax on Crypto Gains Will Take Effect in 2022: Report

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | CoinDesk | 5:02 AM

South Korean Finance minister and deputy prime minister Hong Nam-ki said his country is moving ahead with its plan to tax gains on cryptocurrency trading starting in 2022, [...] » More

Exclusive-UN expert calls for N Korea sanctions to be eased as starvation risk looms

Exclusive-UN expert calls for N Korea sanctions to be eased as starvation risk looms

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

North Korea’s most vulnerable risk starvation after it slipped deeper into isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic and UN sanctions imposed for its nuclear and missile [...] » More

BoK to hold fire but hike next month to mitigate high debt risk

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

South Korea’s central bank will keep rates unchanged on Tuesday but will set the stage for a rate hike next month to follow the August rise, as high household debt and [...] » More

Korea says that proof of COVID-19 vaccination may soon be necessary for people to enjoy more freedoms as it journeys toward normal

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 5:02 AM

The digitised vaccine passport would help minimise the disease circulating among the unvaccinated, the Ministry of Health and Welfare’s spokesperson Son Young-rae told [...] » More

Singapore and Korea to jointly launch quarantine-free travel for vaccinated travellers

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | CNBC | 5:02 AM

Quarantine-free travel between Singapore and South Korea will start from November 15 for vaccinated travellers, the city-state’s transport ministry announced Friday. [...] » More

S. Korea reports 2,427 cases of COVID-19 on Thursday

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Arirang | 5:02 AM

With concerns mounting over a post-holiday surge in COVID-19 infections ahead of another three day holiday which begins today South Korean health authorities announced [...] » More

Korean car makers cry foul over US tax incentive plan for US-made EVs

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 5:02 AM

A Korean carmakers’ association has sent a letter to the US House of Representatives, asking it to reject a legislative bill to offer tax incentives for US-made [...] » More

US supports humanitarian aid for N. Korean people: State Dept.

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Yonhap | 5:02 AM

The United States supports efforts to alleviate the suffering of North Korean people and is engaged in efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to such people in the [...] » More

N Korea’s food situation appears perilous, experts say

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

North Korea’s food situation remains perilous according to analysts and a United Nations expert who raised doubts this week about its harvest, and there are signs that [...] » More

New cases in 2,000s for 3rd day; resurgence in wider Seoul worrisome

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Yonhap | 5:02 AM

South Korea’s daily new coronavirus cases remained in the 2,000s for a third straight day Friday, following a long weekend, amid concerns over the spread of the [...] » More

Korea to raise emissions reduction goal to 40pct by 2030

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

South Korea’s government on Friday said it would raise its greenhouse gas reduction goal from 26.3 percent to 40 percent by 2030, as part of efforts to achieve carbon [...] » More