South Korea

Is video game addiction a disease?

South Korea Health

Controversies over gaming addiction after WHO categorizes the condition as a mental illness WHO Gami...

12, Jun. 2019

South Korea’s central bank stands pat on rate amid global slowdown

South Korea Policy

SEOUL, NNA – South Korea’s central bank on Friday left the key interest rate unchanged for the fourt...

01, Jun. 2019

PREVIEW: South Korea’s central bank seen holding rate cut until later this year

Features South Korea Policy

By Tetsuo Sakabe SEOUL, NNA - The Bank of Korea is expected to lower the key interest rate by the en...

31, May. 2019

IMF: South Korea growth to slide to 2.6% in 2019 from 2.7% in 2018 on global slowdown

South Korea Economy

TOKYO, NNA – South Korea’s economic growth is expected to slow to 2.6 percent in 2019 after decelera...

15, May. 2019

South Korea GDP shrinks most since 2008 in Q1 on weak capex, exports

South Korea Economy

SEOUL, NNA – South Korea’s economy unexpectedly shrank for the first time in more than a year in the...

26, Apr. 2019

South Korean central bank revises 2019 growth forecast down slightly

South Korea Economy

SEOUL, NNA – South Korea’s central bank revised down its growth forecast for this year to 2.5 percen...

19, Apr. 2019

Global sales for South Korean automakers fall for 3rd straight month

South Korea Auto

SEOUL, NNA - South Korea's five largest automakers saw global sales in March drop from a year earlie...

04, Apr. 2019

Hyundai unit wins $748 mln deal to provide engines to Chinese company

South Korea Auto

SEOUL, AJU - Hyundai Wia, a parts-making unit of South Korea's Hyundai auto group, has secured a $74...

26, Feb. 2019

S. Korea and India agree to step up cooperation in military and space sectors

South Korea Politics

SEOUL, AJU - South Korean and Indian leaders agreed to push for joint lunar exploration and upgrade ...

23, Feb. 2019

Renault's electric vehicles to use self-driving technology developed in S. Korea

South Korea Auto

SEOUL, AJU - France and South Korea will consider applying co-developed self-driving technology base...

20, Feb. 2019

Hyundai put first hydrogen fuel cell generator into operation

South Korea Auto

SEOUL AJU - South Korea's Hyundai auto group commercialized a hydrogen generation system that powers...

13, Feb. 2019

S. Korea’s smartphone exports plunge to 16-year low as Chinese rivals boost presence

South Korea Electronics

SEOUL, NNA – South Korea’s smartphone exports tumbled to a 16-year low in 2018 as Chinese rivals boo...

24, Jan. 2019

Moon accuses Japan of politicizing wartime labor issue

South Korea Politics

SEOUL, Kyodo - South Korean President Moon Jae In on Thursday accused Japan of politicizing recent c...

11, Jan. 2019

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Japan seeking talks with South Korea on assets seizure, wartime labor ruling

South Korea Politics

TOKYO, Kyodo - Japan will soon seek talks with South Korea after a local court approved a request to...

09, Jan. 2019

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S. Korean e-commerce likely to top 100 trillion won ($89.7 billion) for 1st time in 2018

South Korea Retail

SEOUL, NNA - South Korea’s e-commerce market is likely to top 100 trillion won ($89.7 billion) for t...

06, Dec. 2018

SoftBank Vision Fund invests $2 bil more in S. Korea’s e-commerce giant Coupang

South Korea Retail

SEOUL, NNA - SoftBank Vison Fund will invest $2 billion more in South Korea’s largest online retaile...

01, Dec. 2018

S. Korea top court orders M'bishi Heavy to compensate for wartime labor

South Korea Politics

SEOUL, Kyodo - South Korea's Supreme Court on Thursday ordered major Japanese manufacturer Mitsubish...

29, Nov. 2018

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UPDATRE1: S. Korea’s CJ CheilJedang buys U.S. frozen food firm Schwan's for $1.84 billion

South Korea Food

――Adds details throughout SEOUL, NNA - South Korean food giant CJ CheilJedang Corp. said Thursday it...

17, Nov. 2018

S. Korea’s CJ CheilJedan to buy U.S. frozen food firm Schwan's for $1.84 billion

South Korea Food

SEOUL, NNA - South Korean food giant CJ CheilJedang Corp. said Thursday it would buy U.S. frozen foo...

16, Nov. 2018

Fuji Xerox to close plant in S. Koera in production restructuring

South Korea Equipment

SEOUL, NNA – Fuji Xerox Co. will close a plant in South Korea in March as part of global restructuri...

14, Nov. 2018

Hyundai, Kia investing $250 mil. in Grab partnership for EV use in SE Asia

South Korea Auto

SINGAPORE, NNA – South Korean automakers Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. will invest $250 mil...

09, Nov. 2018

Kaisei Education in S. Korea targets students, business people

South Korea Services

SEOUL, NNA - Cram school operator Kaisei Education Group is offering Japanese language training in S...

08, Nov. 2018