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  • Alicia Garcia-Herrero

    South Korea needs to watch the BOJ rather than the Fed

    As the South Korean economy has grown to become the fourth largest in Asia, its fortunes have become increasingly intertwined with those of Japan and to be less influenced by the U.S. With Tokyo and Washington embarking on opposite courses in moneta

    November 23, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Trump's tour of Asia shows just how powerful Xi has become

    HANOI The hospitality U.S. President Donald Trump received on his tour of Asia was so warm that he may have felt more at home than in Washington, where he is constantly sparring with the media. But while Trump was relishing the red-carpet treatment

    November 23, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Monocle's ranking of soft power in Asia

    The power struggle in Asia is often depicted as an arms race where fighter jets, missiles and naval destroyers matter most. But the rivalry between China, Japan and South Korea is now as much about the softer side: winning hearts and minds around th

    November 23, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • William Pesek: Trump might have given South Korea an unexpected economic jolt

    Congratulations, South Korea! You might be the biggest winner from Donald Trump's Asia tour, whether it seems that way right now or not.The U.S president stayed in Seoul for barely 24 hours, during which he spoke condescendingly to the National Asse

    November 23, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Samsung taking innovation push beyond chips

    SEOUL -- Samsung Electronics will broaden an innovation initiative from semiconductors to smartphone and home electronics operations under plans announced Wednesday.The South Korean conglomerate will focus on identifying and commercializing innovati

    November 23, 2017 04:10 am JST
  • KAL to enjoy exclusive benefits at new Incheon terminal

    INCHEON, South Korea -- Workers are currently busy putting the final touches on Incheon International Airport's five-story Terminal 2, which will be the new home of Korean Air Lines and its three partner airlines starting in January."This is part of

    November 22, 2017 09:38 pm JST
  • Wall Street rally leads Nikkei Asia300 Index higher

    NEW DELHI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rose on Wednesday after all three major U.S. indexes scaled record highs overnight. Regional energy producers advanced as global crude prices headed for a second day higher.The Nikkei Asia300 Ind

    November 22, 2017 08:15 pm JST
  • Credit tightening 'dominoes' threaten Asia with hidden risks

    HONG KONG/SINGAPORE -- With Asia's economies humming along, consumer prices rising and the U.S. edging toward higher interest rates, markets have been unloading Asian government bonds and sending long-term interest rates soaring. Expectations are gr

    November 22, 2017 07:50 pm JST
  • UN Forces release footage of North Korean soldier defecting

    SEOUL -- The United Nations Command on Wednesday released a seven-minute video showing a North Korean soldier defecting to South Korea on Nov. 13 through the Joint Security Area, escaping from colleagues firing on him.The footage showed the unidenti

    November 22, 2017 02:21 pm JST
  • Toshiba presses Western Digital for quick end to feud

    TOKYO -- Toshiba appears closer to solving the dispute with U.S. partner Western Digital over the planned sale of the Japanese company's memory chip unit by the end of this month."We are definitely advancing step by step" toward a resolution, said a

    November 22, 2017 09:30 am JST
  • US commission calls for tariff-rate quota on Samsung, LG washer imports

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday called for a tariff-rate quota on imported Samsung and LG brand washers after appliance giant Whirlpool Corp urged the imposition of "global safeguard" limits on its South Ko

    November 22, 2017 04:12 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index gains as Tencent, China insurers rally

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan advanced Tuesday, as index heavyweight Tencent Holdings' market capitalization crossed $500 billion. Chinese insurers rallied.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 1.1% to 1,411.97.Hong Kong-listed Chinese

    November 21, 2017 08:56 pm JST
  • State sponsor of terror designation not only pointed at North Korea

    WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump's re-designation of North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism came after a Chinese envoy returned home from North Korea, apparently empty-handed.North Korea has been aggressively pursuing ballistic missile

    November 21, 2017 05:00 pm JST
  • Hong Kong, Singapore are Asian stars in IMD talent ranking

    TOKYO -- Hong Kong and Singapore were the top two finishers in Asia in this year's IMD World Talent Ranking, bright spots in otherwise mediocre results for the region.The list, compiled by IMD, a Switzerland-based business school, aims to measure th

    November 21, 2017 03:47 pm JST
  • South Korea says US designation of North Korea as terrorist sponsor to contribute to denuclearisation

    SEOUL (Reuters) -- South Korea's foreign ministry said on Tuesday the United States' decision to put North Korea back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism is expected to contribute to the peaceful denuclearisation of the North.The announcement w

    November 21, 2017 10:36 am JST
  • Samsung venture bringing breast cancer biosimilar to Europe

    SEOUL -- Samsung Bioepis will soon debut a biosimilar alternative to a top-selling breast cancer drug in Europe, marking a step forward for the Samsung conglomerate's pharmaceutical operations.Produced by biological processes, biosimilars have nearl

    November 21, 2017 06:15 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index gains as Tencent rises to record

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rose Monday, as index heavyweight Tencent Holdings hit another record high and Thailand economy's expanded at the fastest pace in more than four years.The Nikkei Asia300 Index added 0.2% to close at

    November 20, 2017 08:55 pm JST
  • North Korea may have ICBM capable of reaching U.S. this year, says South

    SEOUL (Reuters) -- South Korea's spy agency said on Monday it is possible North Korea can develop an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the U.S. mainland this year and that it is monitoring developments closely. No sign of an imm

    November 20, 2017 03:55 pm JST
  • South Korean foreign minister to visit China to arrange presidential trip

    SEOUL (Kyodo) -- South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung Wha will visit Beijing from Tuesday to arrange President Moon Jae In's first trip to China next month, the South Korean government said Monday. At a meeting on Wednesday, Kang and Chinese For

    November 20, 2017 01:05 pm JST
  • Unreleased footage hints at North Korean armistice violation

    SEOUL -- As more details emerge, it looks increasingly likely that a North Korean soldier breached the demarcation line with South Korea while chasing a defector Nov. 13.One of the pursuing North Korean soldiers "apparently crossed the military dema

    November 20, 2017 05:46 am JST