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South Korea seeks bigger warheads, North Korean ICBM reportedly on the move

South Korea seeks bigger warheads, North Korean ICBM reportedly on the move

Published 05/09/2017

South Korea said on Tuesday an agreement with the United States to scrap a weight limit on its warheads would help it respond to North Korea's nuclear and missile threat after Pyongyang conducted its sixth and largest nuclear test two days ago. [more…]

Samsung scion Lee appeals against five-year jail term for bribery

Samsung scion Lee appeals against five-year jail term for bribery

Published 28/08/2017

Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee has filed an appeal against the five-year jail term he was given for bribery and other charges through his lawyer, according to the Seoul Central District Court's website on Monday. [more…]

Exclusive: Hyundai Motor Group faces government calls to address `big governance risk`

Exclusive: Hyundai Motor Group faces government calls to address `big governance risk`

Published 20/08/2017

South Korea's new antitrust chief said he has been in talks with the autos-to-steel conglomerate Hyundai Motor Group about overhauling its complex ownership structure, which critics say gives too much power to its controlling family at the expense of shareholders. [more…]

South Korea, U.S. agree to pressure North Korea, China hopes for North-South talks

South Korea, U.S. agree to pressure North Korea, China hopes for North-South talks

Published 07/08/2017

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, agreed to apply maximum pressure and sanctions on North Korea in a telephone call on Monday, while China expressed hope that North and South Korea could resume contact soon. [more…]

Asia shares advance as investors look to data for proof of `goldilocks`

Asia shares advance as investors look to data for proof of `goldilocks`

Published 01/08/2017

People walk past an electronic board showing stock prices outside a brokerage at a business district in Tokyo, Japan, January 4, 2017.

Asian shares rose on Tuesday as investors looked to a barrage of economic data around the world to confirm recent signs the global economy is in fine fettle with inflation staying well contained.

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Golf: Park Sung-hyun wins U.S. Women`s Open by two strokes

Golf: Park Sung-hyun wins U.S. Women`s Open by two strokes

Published 17/07/2017

Jul 16, 2017- Bedminster, NJ, USA- Sung Hyun Park poses with the U.S. Women's Open Championship trophy after winning the final round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament at Trump National Golf Club-New Jersey. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The South Korean juggernaut continued as long-hitting Park Sung-hyun broke a three-way tie with two late birdies to win the U.S. Women's Open by two strokes at Trump National on Sunday for her first major championship.

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South Korea names special envoys to five countries

Published 15/05/2017

South Korea said on Monday it will send special envoys to the United States, China, Japan, Russia and Germany to establish firmer ties as tensions mount on the Korean Peninsula in the wake of a missile launch by North Korea over the weekend.

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Samsung Electronics names new mobile marketing chief in delayed reshuffle

Samsung Electronics names new mobile marketing chief in delayed reshuffle

Published 11/05/2017

The logo of Samsung Electronics is seen in front of its building in Seoul, South Korea, February 28, 2017. Picture taken February 28, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday named a new head of mobile marketing and a new China chief as part of an executive reshuffle designed to prevent a "decline" in momentum following the arrest of its vice chairman.

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Samsung Elec rejects calls for holding company structure, for now

Samsung Elec rejects calls for holding company structure, for now

Published 24/03/2017

Kwon Oh-Hyun, co-chief executive officer of Samsung Electronics Co., speaks during the company's annual general meeting at the Seocho office building in Seoul, South Korea, on Friday, March 24, 2017. REUTERS/SeongJoon Cho/Pool

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) on Friday said it will not adopt a holding company structure for now, rejecting demands from U.S. activist hedge fund Elliott Management and putting off a long-anticipated restructuring.

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Mentor of Samsung scion seen stepping up after Lee arrest

Mentor of Samsung scion seen stepping up after Lee arrest

Published 17/02/2017

FILE PHOTO - Choi Gee-sung, chief executive of South Korea's Samsung Electronics, speaks during an annual shareholders' meeting at the company headquarters in Seoul March 18, 2011. REUTERS/Truth Leem/File Photo

The arrest of Samsung Group scion Jay Y. Lee on bribery charges could hamper decisions on strategic investments and acquisitions at the sprawling conglomerate, insiders and former executives say, even with strong leadership at its many businesses.

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