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  1. Property - International - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea's homebuyers buoyed by eased mortgage curbs

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

    ... Minister Choi's policies to stimulate growth- dubbed Choinomics after Japan's Abenomics, which refers to reflationary monetary and fiscal policies to revive economic expansion. The Bank ... said Jun Sung-in, an economics professor at Hongik University, saying that the nation needed to contain the debt risk. "Given that an interest rate cut followed the easing of the rules, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1580843/south-koreas-homebuyers-buoyed-eased-mortgage-curbs
  2. 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
  3. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Pope says Asian eye on wealth is wrong

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 11:08pm by AP

    ... on wealth is wrong Pope Francis urged Catholic youth at a mass yesterday in South Korea- one of the region's economic powerhouses- to renounce the materialism that afflicts much of Asian society. The pope told a 50,000-strong crowd at the mass in a Daejeon football stadium to reject "inhuman" economic systems that disenfranchise the poor. He urged Koreans to pray and work ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1574481/pope-says-asian-eye-wealth-wrong
  4. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    By-election boost for South Korean ruling party despite ferry disaster

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 12:36am by AFP

    ... contested on Wednesday, leaving it with 158 legislators in the 300-seat National Assembly. The results were a blow for the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy (NPAD), whose two co-leaders responded by tendering their resignations. The victory will boost Park's push to restructure South Korea's export-dependent economy through economic stimulus and regulatory ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1563719/election-boost-south-korean-ruling-party-despite-ferry-disaster
  5. 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 on the amount of cash its citizens can carry into North Korea, the finance ministry said on Thursday, as part of foreign exchange regulatory reforms. The current cash limit of US$1,000 (1,023,540 South ...

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

    Shrinking lake, sinkholes threaten 123-storey tower being built in Seoul

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 10:13pm by AP

    ... Korea reels from the Sewol ferry sinking in April that killed hundreds of teenagers. The disaster provoked a scathing reassessment of an ethos that put economic progress before safety. ... including economic development," said Park Chang-kun, a professor of civil engineering at Kwandong University, who is on a special Seoul city government advisory team on the tower. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1559269/shrinking-lake-sinkholes-threaten-123-storey-tower-being-built-seoul
  7. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    ‘Comfort women’ issue raised in rare talks between Park Geun-hye and Tokyo governor

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:32pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... from the two countries "may be farther apart psychologically due to political difficulties" even though they had got along well in the past. The meeting was Park's first ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1558919/s-koreas-president-meets-tokyo-governor-seoul-amid-diplomatic-rift
  8. News - China - SOUTH KOREA

    Xi Jinping’s South Korea visit reflects a region in flux

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:07pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse The president's visit shows that China now shares common ground with South Korea both economically and diplomatically China’s president on Friday wrapped up ... with the North’s relentless nuclear brinkmanship has worn thin and Xi’s visit was a clear reflection of the common ground it now shares with the South-- economically and, to a growing extent, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1547358/xi-jinpings-south-korea-visit-reflects-region-flux
  9. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Fresh blow to Park Geun-hye as South Korea PM nominee withdraws bid

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 10:01pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Resignation of nominee for prime minister over controversial comments over Japan issues further damages her already battered political image Fresh blow to Park's presidency President Park Geun-hye's waning political fortunes suffered another blow yesterday when her second nominee for prime minister was forced to withdraw over past remarks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1539849/moon-chang-keuk-withdrawals-his-south-korea-prime-minister-bid
  10. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    CEO of firm that operated doomed South Korean ferry blamed for overloading

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 10:45am by AP

    ... Seok-won, said. The Sewol sinking has caused widespread grief and fury in South Korea and has prompted the nation to reassess its long history of disregarding safety as it pursued economic growth. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1536723/south-korean-ferry-operator-ceo-enter-plea-ferry-sinking-case

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