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  • South Korea's exports grow for ninth straight month

    South Korean exports expanded for a ninth straight month in July on growing overseas demand for computer data storage devices, memory chips and other goods, as the global economy gains strength.Exports in July rose 19.5% from a year earlier to $48.8

    August 1, 2017 10:40 am JST
  • South Korea manufacturing PMI returns to contraction in July

    TOKYO -- The Nikkei South Korea Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, returned to contraction in July with sharp reduction in output.The composite indicator of manufacturing performance dropped to 49.1 in July from 50.1 in June when it i

    August 1, 2017 09:30 am JST
  • Lipstick wars: LG Household beats AmorePacific for first time

    SEOUL -- LG Household & Health Care outperformed its bigger rival AmorePacific Group in the second quarter thanks to its diversified product portfolio which helped the cosmetics company weather political risks stemming from conflict between South Ko

    July 31, 2017 08:44 pm JST
  • Abe, Trump agree to further steps on North Korea 'threat'

    TOKYO -- Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke with U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday and agreed to "take further actions on North Korea" in light of its intercontinental ballistic missile launch on July 28th.The two spoke on the phone for 52

    July 31, 2017 01:28 pm JST
  • S.Korea to keep rates accommodative for now, will review if growth picks up

    SEOUL (Reuters) -- South Korea's central bank said on Monday that moderate inflationary pressure merits the bank keeping its interest rates accommodative for now, but it will review and adjust monetary policy if growth remains strong."Economic growt

    July 31, 2017 12:11 pm JST
  • North Korea's second ICBM launch carried many surprises

    SEOUL -- North Korea's missile launch Friday broke with routine, as Pyongyang looked to unsettle the international community and demonstrate to the U.S. that it can strike America.The rogue nation tested a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missi

    July 31, 2017 09:51 am JST
  • US flies bombers over Korean peninsula after North Korea missile test

    SEOUL/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States flew two supersonic B-1B bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force on Sunday and the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said China, Japan and South Korea needed to do more after Pyongyang's

    July 31, 2017 03:56 am JST
  • Company in focus

    LG Display sees a brighter picture with OLED

    SEOUL -- Apple's plan to switch from conventional liquid crystal display, or LCD, screens on its iPhone series to more advanced organic light emitting diode, or OLED, panels for its next generation iPhone models to be introduced next year appears to

    July 30, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • Pyongyang's nighttime missile launch signals growing skill

    SEOUL -- North Korea fired another missile late Friday, that experts said was capable of hitting Los Angeles and Chicago, one day after the anniversary of the armistice ending the Korean War, in a rare nighttime launch seen as a boastful show of imp

    July 29, 2017 10:44 am JST
  • US, South Korea conduct missile exercise after North Korea ICBM launch

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The United States and South Korea conducted a live-fire exercise after North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Friday, the U.S. military said.A U.S. military statement said the exercise used missi

    July 29, 2017 07:37 am JST
  • North Korea 2nd ICBM test puts much of US in range: experts

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea on Friday test-fired its second intercontinental ballistic missile, which flew longer and higher than the first according to its wary neighbors, leading analysts to conclude that a wide swath of the U.S., i

    July 29, 2017 06:05 am JST
  • Samsung ends Intel's 24-year run as top-selling chipmaker

    SEOUL/PALO ALTO, U.S. -- The second quarter of 2017 will be go down in global semiconductor history as the first time in 24 years that U.S. chipmaker Intel did not post the largest quarterly sales.Instead, the glory went to Samsung Electronics. And

    July 29, 2017 05:40 am JST
  • South Korea Moon orders talks with US to deploy more THAAD units after North Korea ICBM test

    SEOUL (Reuters) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in ordered discussions to be held with the United States on deploying additional THAAD anti-missile defense units following North Korea's test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, his of

    July 29, 2017 05:09 am JST
  • US-South Korean military chiefs discuss military options: US military

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The top U.S. and South Korean military officials discussed military options after North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Friday, a spokesman for the top U.S. general said.Marine General Joseph Du

    July 29, 2017 04:34 am JST
  • Tech shares retreat as profit-taking takes hold

    TOKYO -- Selling of tech issues has caught on worldwide since Thursday as investors moved to lock in profit after sensing signs of a slowdown in the semiconductor market.On Friday at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Tokyo Electron saw its shares slide 7% d

    July 29, 2017 03:24 am JST
  • Tokyo condemns North Korea missile launch into waters near Japan

    TOKYO -- The Japanese government confirmed Saturday that North Korea launched a ballistic missile believed to have landed in Japan's exclusive economic zone, denouncing yet another provocation by Pyongyang.The missile was fired from central North Ko

    July 29, 2017 02:44 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 index falls on technology stocks, almost erases weekly gains

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Technology stocks led Asian equities outside Japan lower on Friday, wiping off most of the accumulated gains for the week triggered by bets slowing inflation would prompt the U.S. Federal Reserve to hold back further ra

    July 28, 2017 08:52 pm JST
  • No talks -- or missiles -- from North Korea on 'V-day'

    SEOUL -- Although North Korea snubbed requests by South Korea to hold a military dialogue on Thursday, which marked the 64th anniversary of Korean War armistice, it also refrained from a ballistic missile launch it had shown signs of preparing.With

    July 28, 2017 06:29 am JST
  • Consumption leads South Korea's modest economic recovery

    SEOUL -- South Korea's gross domestic product grew 0.6% in the April-June quarter, the Bank of Korea said Thursday, slowing slightly from the previous three months but still managing to expand on the back of brisk consumption.The uptick was a step b

    July 28, 2017 12:50 am JST
  • Beijing-Seoul missile defense spat dents Kia's profits

    SEOUL -- Kia Motors' group operating profit tumbled 44% on the year to 787 billion won ($707 million) for the six months through June as Chinese consumers snubbed the South Korean automaker amid diplomatic tensions between Beijing and Seoul.Sales sa

    July 27, 2017 11:30 pm JST