South Korea

CoVid-19

Seoul confirms second wave of Covid-19

(June 22): Health authorities in South Korea said for the first time on Monday it is in the midst of a “second wave” of novel coronavirus infections focused around its densely populated capital, st

Kim Jong Un leaves South Korean leader’s peace legacy in ruins

(June 18): When North and South Korea opened their first liaison office less than two years ago, President Moon Jae-in in Seoul declared a “new era has dawned.” This week, Kim Jong Un showed him ho

North Korea blows up South Korea liaison office, Seoul says

(June 16): North Korea destroyed an inter-Korean liaison office on its side of the border Tuesday, South Korea said, shortly after threatening military action in the region over anti-Pyongyang leaf

CoVid-19

Why America is losing to Covid-19

(Apr 9): Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s behaviour over the past two weeks is exactly what is wrong with America’s response to Covid-19.

CoVid-19

Korean 5G craze dampened by coronavirus

(Apr 3): South Korea is struggling to retain its lead in global next-generation 5G telecom services, as the coronavirus pandemic further cools sentiment of consumers whose interest in the technolog

REITs

Mapletree Logistics Trust eyes $41.4 mil acquisition of logistics property in South Korea

SINGAPORE (Jan 22): Mapletree Logistics Trust (MLT) is acquiring DC Deokpyung, a logistics property in South Korea, for 35.8 billion Korean won ($41.4 million), the manager announced on Wednesday.

Startups • Entrepreneurs • Digital economy

Delivery hero nears agreement to buy Woowa in US$4 bil deal

(Dec 13): Delivery Hero SE has agreed to buy control of Woowa Brothers Corp in a deal that values the operator of South Korea’s biggest food-delivery app at US$4 billion ($5.4 billion).

Global Markets

Briefs

SINGAPORE (Oct 28): “Closing the gaps requires both jobseekers and employers to be more open and flexible.”Singapore’s Manpower Minister Josephine Teo, on t

Food

Kim Jong Un may be hiding a hog apocalypse from the world

(Oct 13): By official accounts, the pig contagion wreaking havoc across Eastern Asia has virtually skipped over North Korea, with a single outbreak reported there in May.

SE Asian economies

Goldman cuts growth forecasts for Asia’s four 'tiger' economies

(Aug 16): Goldman Sachs Group Inc slashed growth forecasts for the “Asian Tigers” as their exposure to the world economy -- once one of their greatest strengths -- is now backfiring as global growt

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