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Golf: Ariya uses birdie to claim CME Group Tour title

Golf: Ariya uses birdie to claim CME Group Tour title

Published 19/11/2017

Jun 29, 2017- Olympia Fields, IL, USA- Ariya Jutanugarn tees off on the seventh hole during the first round of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship [more…]

South Korea celebrity appears in Chinese ad in subtle sign of thawing diplomatic tension

South Korea celebrity appears in Chinese ad in subtle sign of thawing diplomatic tension

Published 13/11/2017

A South Korean actress is promoting cosmetics on China's biggest online mall, in a subtle sign of easing diplomatic tension that has seen once-ubiquitous South Korean celebrities vanish from Chinese marketing campaigns. [more…]

Samsung Electronics CEO Kwon announces shock resignation as profits surge

Samsung Electronics CEO Kwon announces shock resignation as profits surge

Published 13/10/2017

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday its CEO and Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-hyun plans to step down from management, deepening concerns over a leadership vacuum at the tech giant after group scion Jay Y. Lee was jailed for bribery. [more…]

Golf: Yin two clear in Korea, major champions hot on her heels

Golf: Yin two clear in Korea, major champions hot on her heels

Published 13/10/2017

American Angel Yin carded a seven-under-par 65 to lead the LPGA's KEB Hana Bank Championship on 11-under after the second round on Friday, with South Koreans Chun In-gee, Park Sung-hyun and Ko Jin-young in hot pursuit two shots back. [more…]

Behind bars, Samsung scion Lee sees his wealth top $2 billion

Behind bars, Samsung scion Lee sees his wealth top $2 billion

Published 13/10/2017

Jay Y. Lee, the billionaire heir to South Korea's Samsung Group, should find some comfort that its crown jewel Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has reported record profit every quarter since he was jailed in February, making him even richer. [more…]

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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