Archive for November, 2015

Park to Attend G20, APEC, ASEAN Plus Three Meetings

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Anchor: President Park Geun-hye is slated to attend a series of high-level multilateral events in …

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'Top 20 Conglomerates Have Poor Corporate Governance'

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An evaluation of South Korea’s top 20 conglomerate groups has found that their corporate governance …

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Jump in U.S. Jobs Eases Future Interest-Rate Hike

The U.S. said Friday its labor market rebounded sharply from three months of weak job growth, adding 271,000 more jobs in October and likely easing the way for the central bank to raise interest rates next month.
The Labor Department reported the U.S. unemployment rate edged down to 5 percent last m… …read more

Volcanic Activity Forecast Near Bali, Korean Air Delays Flights

[Economy] :

Korean Air has delayed a flight to Bali as volcanic activity has again been forecast near the Indonesian island on Friday night.

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Hyundai's Premium Brand Plans Are a Promising Move

Hyundai announced ambitious plans Wednesday to turn the Genesis into an independent luxury brand and take on a global market scaled at W200 trillion annually (US$1=W1,140). The market has been bucking all trends and growing around 10 percent each year over the past five years as the top one percent … …read more

Ex-Japanese PM Critical of Abe during Lecture in Seoul

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Former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama has criticized the speech issued by current Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this past August marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

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2 S.Koreans Denied Entry at Kaesong Industrial Park

North Korea has denied two senior South Koreans entry into the joint Kaesong Industrial Complex, apparently peeved that they resisted demands for more money.
One was the vice chairman of the South’s management committee for the complex, who has been involved in negotiations over wages and other paym… …read more

S. Korea Calls for Peaceful Resolution to South China Sea Dispute

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Anchor: A meeting of Asia-Pacific defense ministers has scrapped plans for a joint statement as the …

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Parents Blamed for Children's Obesity

Parents are entirely to blame for the obesity of their children, an explosive study suggests.
The Korean Society for the Study of Obesity said that 22.4 percent of children who do not eat dinner with their parents are obese, while the rate among kids who sit down to a family dinner is just 5.1 perc… …read more