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 2020-04-08 12:10 

Korea Joongang Daily

LG Electronics halts operations at 2 Mexico plants...

LG Electronics shut two plants in Mexico as the Mexican government initiated emergency measures to suspend operations of factories in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The affected plants are television....

 2020-04-08 12:10 

Korea Joongang Daily

SK Chair Chey gives pep talk, but warns not to rely on past...

SK Group Chairman Chey Tae-won encouraged staff Wednesday, saying that overcoming the ongoing pandemic should strengthen the company's fundamentals for the next big leap. But simply relying on the company's 67....

 2020-04-08 12:10 

Korea Joongang Daily

Korean Air Lines puts most of its employees on leave...

Korean Air Lines is putting more than 70 percent of its workforce on leave at reduced salaries. The forced vacations will last for six months, from April 16 through Oct. 15. The leave will apply only to Korean Air Lines employees....

 2020-04-08 12:10 

Korea Joongang Daily

Household debt hits record as pandemic bites and punters bet...

Bank loans are being granted at an alarming rate as small businesses seek money to stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic and as individuals apply for credit to bet on stocks, with punters hoping that the market....

 2020-04-08 12:10 

Korea Joongang Daily

WeMakePrice posts losses, but says its sales are up...

E-commerce company WeMakePrice reported 465.3 billion won ($415 million) in sales last year. The sales represent an increase of 8.4 percent from 429.4 billion won in the year before, the company announced Wednesday....

 2020-04-08 12:10 

Korea Joongang Daily

LG U+ releases augmented reality games...

Mobile carrier LG U+ launched three free augmented reality games for its users on Wednesday. The augmented reality (AR) game lineup will be expanded to more than 20 later this year. Unlike virtual reality (VR), in....

 2020-04-08 12:10 

Korea Joongang Daily

Hostess gets virus and Seoul shuts a slew of bars and clubs...

All hostess and karaoke bars and other nighttime entertainment establishments in Seoul have been forced to shut down until April 19 after a woman who tested positive for the coronavirus last week was found to have worked....

 2020-04-08 12:10 

Korea Joongang Daily

Science Ministry releases more subsidies for 5G...

The Science Ministry announced Wednesday it will inject 650 billion won ($533 million) this year into improving the country's 5G network. Korea's mobile companies have frequently touted the country's first-in-the-world....

 2020-04-08 12:09 

Korea Joongang Daily

Asiana deal is still on, HDC insists...

The stock price of Asiana Airlines has collapsed. Most of the carrier's fleet is grounded. Despite all this trouble, and more, HDC Hyundai Development insists it still plans on acquiring the airline. It also says that it is not....

 2020-04-08 12:09 

Korea Joongang Daily

Kospi snaps a 4-day rally, foreign sell-off continues...

Stocks snapped a four-day rally to end slightly lower Wednesday as foreign and institutional investors offloaded large-cap stocks amid a lack of upside momentum. The won rose against the dollar. The Kospi fell....

 2020-04-08 12:09 

Korea Joongang Daily

KT inks deal to assist Taiwanese company with 5G...

KT said Wednesday it has a signed a partnership with a Taiwanese telecom company to provide 5G services and digital content development. Under a memorandum of understanding with FarEasTone Telecommunications....

 2020-04-08 12:09 

Korea Joongang Daily

Samsung Electronics will adopt a 'chatbot' system...

Samsung Electronics said Wednesday it will adopt a "chatbot" system for consumer communication. The text-based bot, which can be accessed through Samsung's website, will answer frequently asked questions, such....

 2020-04-08 12:09 

Korea Joongang Daily

Shoppers ditch cashiers for untact's sake...

The phasing out of cashiers at major retail stores in Korea is accelerating as the coronavirus-driven fear of contagion prompts more shoppers to head for the self-checkout lines. The trend is in line with government....

 2020-04-08 12:09 

Korea Joongang Daily

Big bets on low-power chips that think like brains...

Korea is claiming a big win in artificial intelligence (AI) and a big leap forward in its efforts to be independent in smart chips. The Ministry of Science and ICT said that researchers from the government-run Electronics and....

 2020-04-08 12:09 

Korea Joongang Daily

More emergency spending vowed by gov't...

The government pledged 36 trillion won ($29.4 billion) to support Korean exporters, 17.7 trillion won to boost domestic market and 2.2 trillion won for help to start-ups. It is also encouraging consumers to spend more on debit....

 2020-04-08 11:58 

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(LEAD) 3 S. Korean firms sign contracts to supply coronavirus test kits to U.S....

(ATTN: UPDATES with British plan to expand purchases of Korea's coronavirus test kits......

 2020-04-08 11:13 

Korea Joongang Daily

Preparations for early balloting underway nationwide...

The government on Wednesday began preparations for early voting for the April 15 general elections, scheduled for Friday and Saturday. The National Election Commission (NEC) said Wednesday that it will operate 3,508 pre-poll....

 2020-04-08 11:13 

Korea Joongang Daily

U.S. group sends medical equipment to North Korea...

A U.S. aid group has sent medical and rehabilitation equipment to North Korea for the treatment of people with pediatric development disabilities, according to the website of its co-founder. Ignis Community sent a cargo ship....

 2020-04-08 11:13 

Korea Joongang Daily

Arrest warrant filed for another alleged Telegram operator...

Police on Wednesday filed for a warrant for the arrest of another alleged operator of a massive online pornography ring that enslaved dozens of women and minors. The suspect, an 18-year-old surnamed Kang known....

 2020-04-08 11:13 

Korea Joongang Daily

Blackout on survey results begins from today...

Media and polling companies are banned from releasing new survey outcomes concerning next week's general election starting today. The National Election Commission said Wednesday that opinion polls conducted....

 2020-04-08 11:13 

Korea Joongang Daily

6 in 10 Koreans in favor of relief funds for all...

Nearly 6 in 10 Koreans are in favor of emergency relief funds over the coronavirus outbreak being paid to the entire nation, instead of just the bottom 70 percent income group as proposed by the government, a poll....

 2020-04-08 11:13 

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S. Korean, Finnish foreign ministers hold talks on coronavirus cooperation...

SEOUL, April 8 (Yonhap) -- The top diplomats of South Korea and Finland held talks on ways......

 2020-04-08 11:13 

Korea Joongang Daily

Shincheonji leaders facing criminal complaint...

Gyeonggi's local government on Wednesday filed a criminal police complaint against Lee Man-hee, the leader of the controversial Shincheonji sect, for violating laws on infectious diseases.According to provincial officials, Lee and five other Shincheon...

 2020-04-08 10:41 

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(4th LD) New virus cases hover around 50 for 3rd day amid strict social distancing...

(ATTN: UPDATES with release of an 84-day-old baby from hospital in paras 5-6) SEOUL, Apr......

 2020-04-08 10:15 

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Estonia learning from S. Korea's response to novel coronavirus...

SEOUL, April 8 (Yonhap) -- Estonian leader Kersti Kaljulaid said in talks with President M......

 2020-04-08 09:34 

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(LEAD) Indonesian man deported for violating self-isolation rules...

(ATTN: ADDS details in last five paras) SEOUL, April 8 (Yonhap) -- An Indonesian man was......

 2020-04-08 09:05 

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County removes tulip flowers to deter visitors...

SEOUL, April 8 (Yonhap) -- A local county in South Korea removed 1 million tulip flowers f......

 2020-04-08 08:54 

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(LEAD) Dependent of USFK employee tests positive for coronavirus, total at 21...

(ATTN: RECASTS headline, lead; ADDS more details in paras 2-4, 6) SEOUL, April 8 (Yonhap......

 2020-04-08 08:51 

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S. Korea to suspend visa-free entry soon for countries banning arrivals from S. Korea: official...

By Kim Seung-yeon SEOUL, April 8 (Yonhap) -- The government plans to bring into force a ......

 2020-04-08 08:42 

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Court accepts injunction request by marketing firm against Netflix release of 'Time to Hunt'...

SEOUL, April 8 (Yonhap) -- A Seoul court on Wednesday accepted a request by a local market......

 2020-04-08 08:36 

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Indonesian man deported for violating self-isolation rules...

SEOUL, April 8 (Yonhap) -- An Indonesian man was deported from South Korea after violating......

 2020-04-08 08:01 

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Foreigners extend selling streak to 25th consecutive session...

SEOUL, April 8 (Yonhap) -- Foreign investors continued to dump local stocks for a 25th con......

 2020-04-08 08:00 

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(LEAD) Seoul stocks snap 4-day winning streak amid virus woes...

(ATTN: ADDS photo and bond yields at bottom) SEOUL, April 8 (Yonhap) -- South Korean sto......

 2020-04-08 07:49 

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American pitcher Wilson returns from self-isolation with fresh perspective on life...

By Yoo Jee-ho SEOUL, April 8 (Yonhap) -- For the past two weeks, Tyler Wilson felt like ......

 2020-04-08 07:30 

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S. Korean Bond Yields on Apr. 8, 2020...

Today (%) Previous Session(%) Change (BP) 1-year TB 0.891 ......

 2020-04-08 07:29 

Korea Joongang Daily

Despite Covid-19, Samsung sees Q1 profit rise 2.73%...

Samsung Electronics announced better-than-expected profits for the first quarter in a preliminary earnings forecast released on Tuesday as robust chip sales offset losses from declining sales of smartphones and other consumer electronics in the wake of th...

 2020-04-08 07:29 

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S. Korea's 31st virus patient still undergoing treatment: KCDC...

SEOUL, April 8 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's 31st coronavirus patient, considered a proba......

 2020-04-08 07:23 

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S. Korea to host online seminar to share anti-virus know-how with foreign countries...

SEOUL, April 8 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will host an online seminar this week to share its ......

 2020-04-08 07:21 

Yonhap News

Foreign players excited to be back with KBO club, hold no grudge over sudden self-isolation...

By Yoo Jee-ho SEOUL, April 8 (Yonhap) -- When they returned to their home countries in e......

 2020-04-08 07:08 

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Seoul stocks snap 4-day winning streak amid virus woes...

SEOUL, April 8 (Yonhap) -- South Korean stocks snapped a four-day rally to end slightly lo......

 2020-04-08 07:02 

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(LEAD) S. Korea mulls ways to guarantee voting rights to those in self-isolation over coronavirus...

(ATTN: CHANGES photo; ADDS more details in last 2 paras) SEOUL, April 8 (Yonhap) -- Sout......

 2020-04-08 07:00 

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PM supports universal payment of emergency funds to entire population over coronavirus...

SEOUL, April 8 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's prime minister said Wednesday he supports th......

 2020-04-08 06:48 

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S. Korea to submit extra budget bill next week to tackle pandemic...

SEOUL, April 8 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's chief economic policymaker said Wednesday th......

 2020-04-08 06:41 

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(LEAD) Seoul mayor orders clubs, bars to close in anti-virus measure...

(ATTN: ADDS details in paras 6, 10-12) SEOUL, April 8 (Yonhap) -- Seoul Mayor Park Won-s......

 2020-04-08 06:41 

Yonhap News

3 S. Korean firms sign contracts to supply coronavirus test kits to U.S....

SEOUL, April 8 (Yonhap) -- Three South Korean companies have inked contracts with the U.S.......

 2020-04-08 06:40 

Yonhap News

KOSPI 200 Closing Price List-4...

Handsome 21,300 DN 100COWAY 64,300 DN 100SamsungSec......

 2020-04-08 06:40 

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KOSPI 200 Closing Price List-5...

DAEWOONG PHARM 93,900 DN 1,100HYUNDAIDEPTST 63,100 UP 200KIH ......

 2020-04-08 06:40 

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KOSPI 200 Closing Price List-3...

Hanssem 61,500 UP 1,700KSOE 79,500 DN 2,000HANWHA SOL......

 2020-04-08 06:40 

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KOSPI 200 Closing Price List-2...

CJ 72,000 UP 1,300JWPHARMA 29,300 DN 1,600LGInt ......

 2020-04-08 06:40 

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KOSPI 200 Closing Price List-1...

SEOUL, April 8 (Yonhap) -- Wednesday's closing prices (KRW) of KOSPI 200 stocks trade......

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