As launch preparations get underway elsewhere, Samsung's new Galaxy S5 is set to experience a delayed launch in the company's home country of South Korea. This is due to a sales ban imposed on Korean mobile operators by the government, according to a report from The Guardian.
In South Korea, a jump in the unemployment rate is being seen as a positive economic indicator, because it shows a surge in the number of people looking for work.
Scheduled during Asia Week New York, Doyle New York?s Asian Works of Art auction on Monday, March 17 at noon presents the arts of China, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia dating from the Neolithic Period through the 20th century. Offerings include pottery and porcelain, jade, ivory, scholar?s objects, bronzes, screens, furniture and paintings. Show More Summary
Following a triumvirate of macro misses from AsiaPac (South Korea unemployment surged, Aussie confidence plunged, and Japanese inflation tumbled), the credit concerns running riot through the collateral underlying China's shadow banking system continue to crush Copper (and iron ore) prices. Show More Summary
Michael Geist writes, "Canada and South Korea announced agreement on a comprehensive trade agreement earlier today. The focus is understandably on tariff issues, but the agreement also contains a full chapter on intellectual property (note that the governments have only released summaries of the agreement, not the full text, which is still being drafted).
The Joseon Dynasty ruled over Korea for more than half a millennium, stretching from 1392, when horses were still the main means of travel, to 1910, the dawn of the age of flight. Overshadowed (and sometimes invaded) by neighboring China...Show More Summary
South Korea is getting Mario Golf: World Tour on May 1st, so at the exact time as the rest of the world. http://t.co/2GvEipNik3 — Daan Koopman (@NintenDaan) March 12, 2014
The bizarre tale of the North Korean-flagged oil tanker that has been trying to escape the clutches of Libya's fragile central government has prompted days of conflicting news coverage, precipitated the fall of the country's prime minister, and underscored the continued threat posed by its patchwork of heavily armed militias. Show More Summary
The Korea Electronics Association has submitted a petition to Fair Trade Commission opposing Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s phone unit. Koreans are restating the theory that many industry observers have been speculating about inShow More Summary
Kevin Kelly of Wired magazine wants us to welcome the future, where the ubiquity and power of surveillance technology make our lives completely transparent to society, government, and even ourselves. It will be fine, he says, if we just...Show More Summary
The stop is part of the Globe’s ambitious plan to tour “Hamlet” to every country in the world.
Canada and South Korea announced agreement on a comprehensive trade agreement earlier today. The focus is understandably on tariff issues, but the agreement also contains a full chapter on intellectual property (note hat the governments have only released summaries of the agreement, not he full text, which is still being drafted). Show More Summary
This post is adapted from a statement by H.E. Yun Byung-se, Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Republic of Korea, at the 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council on March 5, 2014. Mr. President, The Republic of Korea is a member of the UN Human Rights Council and the UN Security Council. Show More Summary
While millions are dying of starvation and North Korea remains an isolated, despised power, it appears that supreme leader Kim Jong Un still has that magic of his old man, Kim Jong Il. Kim was reelected unanimously in his first election after taking over the country after his father’s death and then killing off his […]
This morning's key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com North Korea's Kim Jong-un reelected with 100% of the vote Terrorist bombings continue in Pakistan despite so-called 'cease-fire' Outrage growing in Pakistan as famine kills hundreds...Show More Summary
As I wrote last week, the United States — the country where the internet was invented — now ranks 31st in the world for internet speed, behind such countries as Romania, Estonia, South Korea, and Uruguay. The fastest internet in the world — namely, in Hong Kong and Singapore — can be found in tiny city-states. Show More Summary
Compiled by eight UN experts, the report says techniques include the use of N Korean embassies to smuggle weapons.
Congratulations to the Democratic Front for the Reunification of the Fatherland, which took 100 per cent of the vote in Sunday's elections in North Korea. The Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-un, also won 100 per cent in his constituency of Mount Paektu. The Mount is populated by a single malnourished peasant who ekes out an existence [...]
HWASEONG, GYEONGGI (Reuters) - South Korea's Hyundai Motor Co plans to launch its first battery-powered electric vehicle (EV) in 2016, as the auto maker plays catch up in a nascent market already tapped by the likes of BMW and Nissan Motor Co Ltd.