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  • KT, Samsung, Intel to offer trial 5G service at Pyeongchang Olympics

    SEOUL -- South Korean telecom giant KT will for the first time unveil a trial service of fifth-generation network technology together with Samsung Electronics and Intel of the U.S. at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics starting on Friday. According ... KT, Samsung, Intel to offer trial 5G service at Pyeongchang Olympics

    February 4, 2018 12:46 am JST
  • Trump pick K.T. McFarland withdraws nomination as envoy to Singapore

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- K.T. McFarland, picked by President Donald Trump to be the U.S. ambassador to Singapore, withdrew from consideration for the job on Friday after her nomination became stalled in the U.S. Senate. McFarland was on Trump ... Trump pick K.T. McFarland withdraws nomination as envoy to Singapore

    February 3, 2018 07:52 am JST
  • Lauren Compere: Socially responsible companies are proving good investments in Asia

    of their income from unsustainable activities. For example, Boston Common Asset Management avoids Coal India and South Korean cigarette producer KT&G, as well as PetroChina in relation to its parent company's links to human rights violations in Sudan. We believe

    January 25, 2018 10:00 am JST
  • Lauren Compere

    Socially responsible Asian companies are a better bet

    cigarette producer KT&G on this basis, as well as PetroChina, the listed arm of state-owned China National Petroleum Corporation, because of its parent company's record of human rights violations in Sudan. Signs of activism We believe these companies have

    January 15, 2018 11:30 am JST
  • Economic picture brightens for ASEAN and India toward 2018

    Intelligence Center; Nattaporn Triratanasirikul, Head-Research, Kasikorn Research Center; Thammarat Kittisiripat, economist, KT Zmico Securities; Somprawin Manprasert, chief economist, Bank of Ayudhya; Amonthep Chawla, head of research, CIMB Thai; Naris

    December 26, 2017 09:58 am JST
  • Company in focus: For SK Hynix, patience pays off in its Toshiba Memory bid

    SEOUL Almost as soon as group chipmaking company SK Hynix announced in September that it would be contributing nearly $3.5 billion as part of a consortium to acquire Toshiba Memory, SK Holdings Chairman Chey Tae-won was on his way from South Korea t

    November 2, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • South Korea's KT Corp. says likely to cut 5G investments

    SEOUL -- KT Corp. is likely to cut investments in fifth-generation technology, taking into consideration a wide range of factors from market demand to technical issues, the company's chief financial officer said Wednesday. Shin Kwang-seok said ... South Korea's KT Corp. says likely to cut 5G investments

    November 1, 2017 09:21 pm JST
  • MALAYSIA NEWS HIGHLIGHTS: Top Stories On Nov. 1

    Telecommunications and Transportation, or KT&T, a Singapore-based data center and logistics solutions provider, said Tuesday its subsidiary has entered into an agreement with John Keells Holdings (JKH) and Misc Enterprises Holdings to divest its entire 25% stake

    November 1, 2017 12:30 pm JST
  • MALAYSIA NEWS HIGHLIGHTS: Top Stories On Oct. 31

    and Transportation, or KT&T, a Singapore-based data center and logistics solutions provider, said Tuesday its subsidiary has entered into an agreement with John Keells Holdings (JKH) and Misc Enterprises Holdings to divest its entire 25% stake in Trans-ware Logistics

    October 31, 2017 08:32 pm JST
  • Singapore's Keppel T&T To Sell Entire Stake In Trans-ware Logistics JV

      By Singapore Newsroom Nikkei Markets   SINGAPORE (Oct 31) -- Keppel Telecommunications and Transportation, or KT&T, a Singapore-based data center and logistics solutions provider, said Tuesday its subsidiary has entered into an agreement

    October 31, 2017 08:27 pm JST
  • Company in focus

    SK Hynix's strategy pays off with Toshiba unit investment

    SEOUL -- Shortly after SK Hynix announced last month that it would contribute nearly $3.5 billion as part of a consortium to acquire Toshiba Memory, Chey Tae-won, the chairman and founding family member of South Korea's third-largest conglomerate SK

    October 27, 2017 02:00 pm JST
  • South Korea now hottest market for Philip Morris heated cigarettes

    to seaborne shipments. The company is also facing increasing competition from Japan Tobacco, a former state-owned monopoly which launched its own next-generation product -- called Ploom Tech -- in Tokyo this June. The story is similar in South Korea, where KT

    October 21, 2017 10:42 am JST
  • ASEAN5 outlook up as export-led growth continues

    Intelligence Center; Nattaporn Triratanasirikul, Head-Research, Kasikorn Research Center; Thammarat Kittisiripat, economist, KT Zmico Securities; Somprawin Manprasert, chief economist, Bank of Ayudhya India: Kentaro Konishi, president and CEO, Daiwa Capital

    October 11, 2017 07:00 am JST
  • South Korean baseball seeks to repeat past glories

    ." Baseball is still the most popular domestic sports competition, ahead of soccer's K-League. But expansion from eight teams to 10 earlier in the decade has brought mixed results. KT Wiz, based in Suwon, south of Seoul, is in its third season. It finished

    October 3, 2017 11:30 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index rises as risk appetite returns

    reported citing a company official. South Korea's KT Corp. added 0.8%. Fitch upgraded the telecom company to "A" from "A-," citing expectations of a sustained stronger financial profile achieved through disposal of non-core assets, workforce reduction

    September 11, 2017 08:51 pm JST
  • ASIA MARKETS: Nikkei Asia300 Index Rises As Risk Appetite Returns

    and Beijing continue next year, Reuters reported citing a company official. South Korea's KT Corp. added 0.8%. Fitch upgraded the telecom company to "A" from "A-," citing expectations of a sustained stronger financial profile achieved through disposal of non

    September 11, 2017 08:33 pm JST
  • In India, the road to political domination goes through the south

    to K.T. Rama Rao, 41, the state IT minister for Telangana, which in 2014 broke away from the state of Andhra Pradesh. He is the son of K. Chandrashekar Rao, chief minister of the state. Telangana Rashtra Samithi, the state's ruling party under the Raos

    August 22, 2017 04:55 pm JST
  • South Korean stocks dented by planned tax hike

    in the progressive president's focus on reducing income inequality and redistributing wealth, one market player said. The tax plan was also out in the open by last week. That may explain why Hyundai Motor and cigarette maker KT&G erased early losses and made gains

    August 3, 2017 02:03 pm JST
  • The future is vaporous for Philip Morris in Asia

    conventional cigarettes a year. Although the dominant incumbents in Japan and South Korea -- Japan Tobacco and KT&G respectively -- are bringing out their own smoke-free tobacco devices, Calantzopoulos is confident his company will keep its lead

    July 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Japan, South Korea face 'tipping point': Philip Morris CEO

    produces 40 billion conventional cigarettes a year. Although the dominant incumbents in Japan and South Korea -- Japan Tobacco and KT&G respectively -- are bringing out their own smoke-free tobacco devices, Calantzopoulos is confident his company will keep

    July 12, 2017 04:54 pm JST