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 2020-07-04 17:04 

Korea Herald

[Management in Korea] Relying on TRUST to battle health crisis and reform economy...

Management in Korea is a regular column written by the members of Egon Zehnder Seoul, touching on various aspects of Korean enterprises and business leaders and offering management tips. -- Ed. While nations around the world implemented strict lock...

 2020-07-04 17:03 

Korea Herald

SK Telecom launches big data-based restaurant finding app...

SK Telecom has launched an application that provides recommendations for restaurants by using big data analysis, the company said Sunday. The newly launched app uses big data compiled by the telecommunications firm's mobile navigation service...

 2020-07-04 16:42 

Korea Herald

Osan city holds annual memorial event honoring fallen US soldiers in 1st Korean War battle...

OSAN -- An annual memorial ceremony was held Sunday to honor the American soldiers killed in the UN forces' first ground battle during the 1950-53 Korean War, followed by the opening of a new peace park in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the...

 2020-07-04 16:30 

Korea Herald

[Herald Interview] Investment guru sees opportunities in post-COVID era...

In his first public letter in 10 years, South Korea's value investment guru Chen Kang in March urged fund investors to remain unperturbed by the coronavirus uncertainties and search for where purchasing power would flock to in the post-coronavi...

 2020-07-04 16:29 

Korea Herald

HK-based hedge fund's liquidity crisis spooks Korean investors...

Gen2 Partners, a Hong Kong-based hedge fund, has notified South Korean financial institutions of a fund freeze regardless of the deadlines for fund redemption, according to news reports Sunday. This comes as its flagship fund using a leveraged sche...

 2020-07-04 16:16 

Korea Herald

K-pop stars expose personal conflict in social media...

More and more previous and current members of K-pop groups are revealing conflict with other members on social media. FNC Entertainment announced late Saturday night that Jimin, leader of AOA, will be leaving the group and will quit all activity fol...

 2020-07-04 15:48 

Korea Herald

S. Korea to execute largest-ever extra budget to battle pandemic...

South Korea will execute its third supplementary budget of 35.1 trillion won ($29.3 billion) on Monday as part of a move to minimize the economic impact of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry of Economy and Finance said Sunday. The latest...

 2020-07-04 15:36 

Korea Herald

[News Focus] Will Kospi be alright when short sellers return in September?...

SEJONG -- An eye-catching issue in the nation's economy is whether the growth of gross domestic product will bounce back in the second half of the year after touching a bottom in the first half. While GDP growth was minus 1.3 percent in the fi...

 2020-07-04 15:33 

KBS World

South Jeolla Province Upgrades Social Distancing to Level 2...

[Politics] : The South Jeolla provincial government has decided to upgrade its social distancing to level two amid continued outbreaks of coronavirus cases in the region.South Jeolla Governor Kim Yung-rok announced the decision on Sunday in a virtual pres...

 2020-07-04 15:27 

KBS World

S. Korea's M2 Money Supply Tops 3,000 Tln Won for First Time...

[Economy] : South Korea's M2 money supply grew to a record high in April due to ample liquidity amid the COVID-19 pandemic.According to the Bank of Korea, the M2 reached three-thousand-18-point-six trillion won at the end of April, surpassing the thre...

 2020-07-04 15:22 

Korea Herald

Ruling party chief to retire next month, write memoir...

Ruling Democratic Party of Korea leader Lee Hae-chan will retire from politics next month. A memoir recapping his 50-year-long involvement in local politics, spanning from his days participating in pro-democracy student activism in the 70s, to turbul...

 2020-07-04 15:13 

Korea Herald

[Feature] Pandemic brings study-abroad students back to already struggling home front...

As coronavirus continues to rage across the US, affecting education and the job market, young Koreans who have spent years in the country studying are pivoting back to their homeland for a safer future. But many find that the grass on this side is...

 2020-07-04 15:13 

KBS World

Main Opposition Party to Return to Parliament Monday...

[Politics] : With the extraordinary parliamentary session set to open Monday, the main opposition United Future Party (UFP) plans to return to parliament and participate in assembly and standing committee sessions.UFP Floor Leader Joo Ho-young announced t...

 2020-07-04 15:12 

Korea Herald

Main opposition party to return to National Assembly...

The main opposition United Future Party (UFP) will return to the National Assembly this week, its floor leader said Sunday, after boycotting all proceedings for weeks in protest of the ruling Democratic Party's unilateral formation of standing commit...

 2020-07-04 15:05 

KBS World

Gov't to Seek Legislation to Enhance Management of Students with High Risks of COVID-19...

[Politics] : The government will seek legislation that permits authorities to halt school attendance of students entering from countries hit by infectious diseases.The Education Ministry said on Sunday that it will push for the revision to related laws al...

 2020-07-04 14:39 

Korea Herald

S. Korea's gold bourse turnover hits new record high amid virus pandemic...

South Korea's gold turnover reached an all-time high in the first half of 2020 as investors flocked to safer assets amid the coronavirus pandemic around the globe, data showed Sunday. The combined turnover on the gold bourse stood at 710 billion won...

 2020-07-04 14:19 

KBS World

S. Korea's Int'l Air Passengers Plunge 98% in Q2 amid COVID-19...

[Politics] : The number of South Korean international air travelers plunged nearly 98 percent in the second quarter from a year earlier due to the COVID-19 pandemic.According to data by the Korea Civil Aviation Association on Sunday, the number of air pas...

 2020-07-04 14:13 

Korea Herald

[Newsmaker] First-stage engine test for KSLV-2 rocket set for later this year: KARI...

South Korea is set to carry out a critical ignition test for the first-stage engine of its locally built space rocket later this year, a senior researcher at a state-run aerospace institute said Sunday. The process involves the clustering of four 75...

 2020-07-04 14:09 

Korea Herald

Number of fake banknotes in S. Korea further dips in H1...

The number of fake South Korean banknotes found here continued to decline in the first half, and the combined face value of the counterfeits also dropped sharply, central bank data showed Sunday. In the January-June period, the number of counterfeit...

 2020-07-04 13:45 

KBS World

N. Korea Calls for Carrying out Leader's Order for Maximum Alert against COVID-19...

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea has called for the implementation of leader Kim Jong-un's order that the country exercise "maximum alert" against the COVID-19 pandemic.Kim issued the order during a ruling party politburo meeting Thursday, criticiz...

 2020-07-04 13:30 

KBS World

Daily Number of Global COVID-19 Cases Hits Record 210,000...

[International] : The daily number of new COVID-19 cases around the world hit a record 210-thousand on Saturday. According to the tally by the World Health Organization (WHO), the daily number of newly confirmed coronavirus cases marked a record 212-thous...

 2020-07-04 12:27 

Korea Herald

N. Korean state media refrain from criticizing S. Korea for nearly 2 weeks...

North Korea's state media outlets have refrained from criticizing South Korea for nearly two weeks, after leader Kim Jong-un put military action plans against the South on hold in a surprise about-face after weeks of harsh threats and rhetoric. For...

 2020-07-04 12:26 

KBS World

S. Korea Reports over 60 New COVID-19 Cases for Third Day...

[Domestic] : South Korea reported more than 60 new coronavirus cases for three straight days as domestic infections and imported cases are both on the rise. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said on Sunday the additional cases re...

 2020-07-04 12:05 

Korea Herald

S. Korean economy tipped to contract this year, but positive growth still possible: report...

South Korea's economy is widely expected to suffer its first annual contraction in over a decade this year but may expand, depending on how swiftly and effectively the government implements its budget spending and how quickly the COVID-19 pandemic is...

 2020-07-04 11:26 

Korea Herald

Sporadic cluster infections push new virus cases above 60 for 3rd day...

South Korea's daily new virus cases stayed above 60 for the third consecutive day Sunday as infections outside the Seoul metropolitan area continued to swell, including in the southwestern city of Gwangju. The country added 61 cases, including 43 lo...

 2020-07-04 11:19 

Yonhap News

(2nd LD) N. Korea says it feels no need to 'sit face to face with U.S.'...

(ATTN: RECASTS statement in para 6)By Choi Kyong-ae SEOUL, July 4 (Yonhap) -- North Kore......

 2020-07-04 11:15 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) U.S. nuclear envoy to visit S. Korea, Japan next week: source...

(ATTN: ADDS more info in paras 5, 11-13) SEOUL, July 4 (Yonhap) -- The top U.S. envoy fo......

 2020-07-04 11:00 

Korea Herald

Govt. fully activates task force on Sino-US row...

The foreign ministry has fully activated a public-private task force set up to explore South Korea's security and economic strategies in the face of a growing rivalry between the United States and China, officials said Sunday. The task force, compri...

 2020-07-04 10:30 

Korea Herald

NK paper calls for following through with Kim's order for 'maximum alert' against virus...

North Korea's main newspaper called Sunday for carrying out leader Kim Jong-un's order that the country exercise "maximum alert" against the coronavirus pandemic. Kim issued the order during a politburo meeting Thursday, warning that prema...

 2020-07-04 09:14 

Yonhap News

Ex-teammates of late triathlete set to come forward with more abuse allegations...

SEOUL, July 4 (Yonhap) -- Former teammates of a late triathlete who claimed to have endure......

 2020-07-04 08:21 

Yonhap News

U.S. nuclear envoy to visit S. Korea, Japan next week: source...

SEOUL, July 4 (Yonhap) -- The top U.S. envoy for North Korea will visit South Korea and Ja......

 2020-07-04 07:52 

Yonhap News

Samsung to remain solid financially despite virus: Fitch...

SEOUL, July 4 (Yonhap) -- Fitch Ratings on Saturday expected Samsung Electronics Co.'......

 2020-07-04 07:29 

Yonhap News

WFP to resume food aid to N. Korea: VOA...

SEOUL, July 4 (Yonhap) -- The U.N.'s World Food Program (WFP) will resume humanitaria......

 2020-07-04 06:21 

Yonhap News

(2nd LD) Seoul on high alert as virus cases exceed 60 for 2nd day...

(ATTN: CHANGES headline and lead; ADDS details in paras 2, 8-11) SEOUL, July 4 (Yonhap)......

 2020-07-04 05:31 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) N. Korea says it feels no need to 'sit face to face with U.S.'...

(ATTN: ADDS photo and background throughout) By Choi Kyong-ae SEOUL, July 4 (Yonhap) -- ......

 2020-07-04 05:12 

Yonhap News

Seoul stocks likely to face volatile sessions next week: analysts...

By Chung Joo-won SEOUL, July 4 (Yonhap) -- South Korean stocks are expected to face chop......

 2020-07-04 05:00 

Yonhap News

Today in Korean history...

July 5 1907 -- Envoys of King Kojong, the 26th monarch of the Chosun Dynasty (1392-1910......

 2020-07-04 04:50 

Yonhap News

N. Korea says it feels no need to sit face to face with U.S....

SEOUL, July 4 (Yonhap) -- North Korea said Saturday the country feels no need to have talk......

 2020-07-04 04:44 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) N.K. vice FM: 'We do not feel any need to sit face to face with the U.S.'...
 2020-07-04 04:10 

Yonhap News

Shelter for comfort women set to be closed following scandal...

SEOUL, July 4 (Yonhap) -- A South Korean shelter for surviving victims of Japan's war......

 2020-07-04 03:15 

Yonhap News

Telcos going increasingly 'contactless' amid pandemic...

SEOUL, July 4 (Yonhap) -- South Korean mobile carriers are joining others to go...

 2020-07-04 02:26 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) New virus cases above 60 for 2nd day as local infections show no signs of slowdown...

(ATTN: CHANGES headline; ADDS details and 2nd photo) SEOUL, July 4 (Yonhap) -- South Ko......

 2020-07-04 02:00 

Yonhap News

Website for oldest metal-printed book to open in Sept. in multiple languages...

CHEONGJU, South Korea, July 4 (Yonhap) -- A website introducing...

 2020-07-04 01:45 

Yonhap News

5 Americans affiliated with USFK confirmed with coronavirus...

SEOUL, July 4 (Yonhap) -- Five U.S. citizens affiliated with the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK),......

 2020-07-04 01:32 

Yonhap News

New virus cases above 60 for 2nd day as infections outside capital show no signs of slowdown...

SEOUL, July 4 (Yonhap) -- South Korea on Saturday reported over 60 new cases of the corona......

 2020-07-04 01:16 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) 52 more people released after full recoveries from coronavirus, total cured patients at 11,811: KCDC...
 2020-07-04 01:14 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) S. Korea adds 1 coronavirus death, total at 283: KCDC...
 2020-07-04 01:12 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) S. Korea reports 63 more cases of new coronavirus, total now at 13,030: KCDC...
 2020-07-04 01:00 

Yonhap News

Foreign arrivals in Korea again dive 98 pct in May...

SEOUL, July 4 (Yonhap) -- Due to coronavirus-related travel restrictions, the number of fo......

 2020-07-04 00:18 

Yonhap News

POSCO again delays resumption of blast furnace amid virus...

By Kim Kwang-tae SEOUL, July 4 (Yonhap) -- South Korean steelmaker POSCO has again pushe......

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