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Victory for South Korea After North Loses Uganda as a Military Ally

Wall Street Journal - ‎8 hours ago‎
Uganda, one of North Korea's closest allies in Africa, said it would halt all military cooperation with Pyongyang following a summit meeting with South Korea's president. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has ordered his prime minister to ensure that ...
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South Korea's shipbuilders are in troubled waters

CNBC - ‎10 hours ago‎
The specter of bankruptcy is hanging over a major part of South Korea's economy and it could spill over into the banking sector, further threatening the country's stagnant growth.

South Korean cram school tutors deny wrongdoing in SAT leak case

Reuters - ‎3 hours ago‎
The trial began after the test's administrator, the Educational Testing Service (ETS), provided documents to the court in March following Reuters inquiries to the company about what South Korean authorities said was a lack of cooperation. Defence ...

South Korea to launch 'comfort women' committee Tuesday

The Japan Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
SEOUL - The fund to help Korean former “comfort women” will come a step closer to existence Tuesday, when a team is set up to lay groundwork, the South Korean Foreign Ministry said Monday. The fund was agreed to in a landmark deal between Japan ...
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South Korea coach Uli Stielike seeking to bridge gap between Asia and Europe

ESPN FC (blog) - ‎1 hour ago‎
Uli Stielike's South Korea face Spain this week amid a strong run of form since losing the Asian Cup final. For the past 12 months or so, South Korea have been the best team in Asia. Their record since losing the final of the 2015 Asian Cup to ...

South Korea won falls to near 1-wk low on Yellen remarks, stocks edge down

Economic Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
SEOUL: The South Korean won fell sharply on Monday morning after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech on Friday signalled a growing likelihood of an interest rate hike in June or July.

China Life, China Taiping interested in $3-billion South Korea life insurer sale: sources

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
Kyobo Life Insurance, which previously confirmed it had placed an initial bid to buy South Korea's fifth-largest life insurer, was dropped by seller MBK Partners, one of the sources said.
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South Korea April department store sales growth at three-month high

Reuters - ‎8 hours ago‎
SEOUL South Korea's department store sales in April rose at their fastest pace in three months, final government data showed on Monday, as warmer weather and more holidays in the month pried open consumers' wallets.
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South Korea offers lucrative package to entice foreign startups to set up shop

Geektime - ‎9 hours ago‎
Erik Cornelius, a spokesman for the initiative, tells Geektime that the program is aimed at fostering the local startup ecosystem in South Korea which up to this point has been heavily dominated by the big companies like Samsung and LG, just to name a few.

'Illegal' OFWs in South Korea urged to avail of amnesty

Sun.Star - ‎5 hours ago‎
THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is strongly urging illegally-staying overseas Filipinos workers (OFWs) in South Korea to avail of the voluntary departure for illegal migrants program of the host country. In a statement, DOLE Secretary ...

Economic fears fuel low birthrates in Japan, South Korea: survey

Nikkei Asian Review - ‎17 hours ago‎
TOKYO -- Roughly one-quarter of people in Japan and South Korea think economic worries are the biggest reason for low birthrates in their countries, an online survey by newspaper publishers The Nikkei and JoongAng Ilbo shows.
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South Korea reaches out to Africa

News24 - ‎May 28, 2016‎
Addis Ababa - South Korea's president on Friday urged African leaders to support international efforts to denuclearize North Korea.
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South Korea Targets North's Military Links in Africa

Wall Street Journal - ‎May 25, 2016‎
SEOUL—South Korea's leader will visit one of North Korea's closest allies in Africa this week as she tries to disrupt Pyongyang's diplomatic and financial network to discourage its nuclear arms development.

Feud for thought: When family business empires implode

CNBC - ‎8 hours ago‎
Thanks to a culture that places a high emphasis on familial bonds and ties, it is no surprise that Asia is home to some of the largest family-run businesses in the world.

TABLE-Foreign trading in South Korean stocks

Reuters - ‎3 hours ago‎
SEOUL, May 30 Daily net trading in shares on South Korea's main stock exchange by three major categories of investors as of 0724 GMT, in billions of South Korean won (a negative figure indicates net selling): FOREIGNERS INSTITUTIONS RETAIL May 30 ...
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South Korea's Financial Revolution

Wall Street Journal - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Since March of 2015, South Korea's Financial Services Commission has sought to reform the country's financial sector, with a goal to promote competition and innovation.
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GE to Supply Engines for South Korea's New Fighter Jets

Wall Street Journal - ‎May 26, 2016‎
The U.S. conglomerate beat Eurojet Turbo GmbH, a European engine maker, to provide the F414-GE-400 engines, South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration said Thursday. A final contract will be signed next month, it said. The agency didn't ...
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