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  1. Property - International - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea's Yeouido financial hub sees office vacancies rise to record

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 04:23am by Bloomberg

    ... management companies and eight futures firms, according to Invest Seoul, a government business promotion unit. Demand for Yeouido office space fell last quarter as brokerages including Tongyang ... Byoung-jo, an executive vice-president at KB Investment & Securities. "Brokerages in Korea need to become more like overseas investment banks such as Goldman Sachs by boosting principal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1604725/south-koreas-yeouido-financial-hub-sees-office-vacancies-rise
  2. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    UN racism envoy puts South Korea's reputation for prejudice to test

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:26am by AFP

    ... marriages rising from just over 44,000 in 2007 to nearly 200,000 by 2013, according to government data. In rural areas, where most mixed marriages take place, some projections suggest 49 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1604060/un-racism-envoy-puts-south-koreas-reputation-prejudice-test
  3. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Former South Korea spy chief handed suspended jail term for meddling in politics

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 03:40pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Former security chief Won Sei-hoon, released from prison for bribery on Tuesday, given suspended sentence on Thursday after conviction for engaging illegally ... Then-NIS chief Nam Jae-joon publicly apologised over the forgery case in April and vowed a “bone-crushing” overhaul of the embattled agency. A month later Nam was gone, to be replaced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1590167/former-south-korea-spy-chief-handed-suspended-jail-term-meddling-politics
  4. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea eyes doubling of cigarette prices to curb smoking

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 04:07am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Seoul S Korea may double price of cigarettes South Korea proposed a tax rise as early as next year that would nearly double cigarette prices as the government tries to reduce one of the world's highest smoking rates among adult males. The plan, which needs parliamentary approval, sent shares in the dominant tobacco maker, government-backed KT&G Corp, down ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1590438/south-korea-eyes-doubling-cigarette-prices-curb-smoking
  5. Property - International - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea's homebuyers buoyed by eased mortgage curbs

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:34am by BLOOM

    ... to buying as they have easier access to mortgages, and they feel bank loans are cheaper than rents." The government increased the loan limit for homebuyers to 70 per cent of a property's ... the most stringent lending rules. Korea has avoided the surge in home prices seen in Hong Kong and Singapore in the past five years as the government tackled record household debt levels ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1580843/south-koreas-homebuyers-buoyed-eased-mortgage-curbs
  6. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Some relatives of South Korea's Sewol disaster tired of activists joining cause

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 11:47pm by Reuters

    ... loved ones in April's ferry disaster are demanding accountability from the government, but some have grown weary of strident activists adopting their cause for political ends. ... government for what was widely seen as a botched rescue operation. Four months later, the tragedy is so politically charged that Pope Francis had to answer for wearing a yellow ribbon in support ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1579535/some-relatives-south-koreas-sewol-disaster-tired-activists-joining-cause
  7. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Pope to hail early Korean Catholics' courage when he beatifies 124 martyrs in Seoul

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 10:51pm by AFP

    ... martyrs' courage at Seoul mass Pope Francis will pay tribute to the courage and sacrifice of South Korea's first Catholics when he beatifies 124 tortured and executed martyrs at a special mass ... inside the central ceremonial area, which will be ringed by a 4.5km-long fence. Among those to be beatified will be one Chinese martyr, Zhou Wenmo, a priest who was executed in 1801 after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1572369/pope-hail-early-korean-catholics-courage-when-he-beatifies-124-martyrs
  8. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    S Korea military chiefs endorse development of home-built fighter jet

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 04:16pm by Reuters in Seoul

    ... Joint Chiefs of Staff endorsed a plan on Friday for the country to design and make its own mid-level fighter jet, which a state think tank estimated will cost up to 8.5 trillion won (HK$6.4 ... Lockheed Martin, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said. The Joint Chiefs said in a statement that they had endorsed a twin-engine fighter jet to be developed for delivery starting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556126/s-korea-military-chiefs-endorse-development-home-built-fighter-jet
  9. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea scraps cash limit for its nationals visiting the North

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 02:14pm by Reuters in Seoul

    ... Reuters in Seoul Seoul scraps US$1,000 limit on the amount of cash South Korean nationals can legally carry when they visit the North The South Korean government has lifted the limit ... hundreds are reunited at a time. According to government statistics, 76,403 South Koreans visited the North last year, down from 120,360 in 2012 after the North decided to temporarily shut down ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1563386/s-korea-scraps-cash-limit-its-nationals-visiting-n-korea
  10. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Owner of South Korea ferry that sunk killing 300 is found dead

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 09:55am by AFP

    ... chief Wu Hyung-ho said. He said DNA and fingerprint samples taken from the body matched those of Yoo, 73. Yoo owned the ferry … and corruption may have contributed to its sinking STATE ... and a magnifying glass, Wu said. The government forensic service took about 40 days to run the DNA tests and Suncheon police said the laboratory would conduct additional tests to find the cause and timing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557141/south-korean-police-find-body-fugitive-sewol-ferry-owner

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