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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    A glimpse inside Kaesong, North Korea's curious capitalist outpost

    Posted Dec 20th 2013, 12:27pm by Andrew Salmon

    ... Andrew Salmon in Kaesong Kaesong offers chance of global deals for South and blueprint for economic rejuvenation in North Capitalist outpost a vision of hope In an impoverished nation, and just a few minutes' drive from the world's most heavily armed border, stands an unlikely outpost of capitalism. The Kaesong industrial complex inside North Korea is a critical asset ...

  2. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Two Koreas restart operations at Kaesong industrial zone

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 09:54am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paju Inter-Korean zone reopened five months after closure due to military tensions South Korean businessmen crossed into North Korea yesterday as the joint Kaesong ... the 50-year-old manager of a Seoul textile company who declined to be named. The optimistic mood at the Kaesong border checkpoint contrasted sharply with the sense of impending disaster that had loomed ...

  3. News - Asia

    Two Koreas begin talks on reopening Kaesong joint industrial zone

    Posted Sep 03rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Talks begin on reopening Kaesong industrial zone North and South Korea held the first meeting yesterday of a committee tasked with reopening their Kaesong joint industrial zone- five months after it was shut down amid soaring military tensions. The committee, comprising five officials from each side, sat down for talks in Kaesong at 10am, ...

  4. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    South Korea businessmen call for Kaesong deal on eve of last-ditch talks

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 03:00pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul South Korean businessmen called for the Koreas to strike a deal on the reopening of the Kaesong joint industrial zone, in a statement released on the eve of last-ditch talks. The Kaesong complex, which houses 123 South Korean firms, has been closed since Pyongyang pulled its 53,000-strong workforce out in April as military tensions soared on the divided ...

  5. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Koreas reach agreement to reopen Kaesong industrial zone

    Posted Aug 14th 2013, 02:12pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Deal sealed to reopen Kaesong industrial park North and South Korea reached an agreement yesterday to reopen the Kaesong joint industrial zone- closed ... of war". Established in 2004 as a rare symbol of inter-Korean co-operation, Kaesong was a key hard-currency earner for the North and the decision to shut it down took many observers by surprise. ...

  6. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea offers final talks on Kaesong joint industrial zone

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Seoul warns that joint industrial complex could shut for good if deadlock remains South Korea offers final talks on Kaesong South Korea has proposed "final" talks with the North over the fate of the shuttered Kaesong joint industrial zone, suggesting it may permanently close the estate if the negotiations fail. The latest offer came after six ...

  7. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North and South Korea open rare talks on Kaesong joint industrial zone

    Posted Jul 06th 2013, 01:45pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Delegations meet for tense discussions over closed joint industrial zone in Kaesong North and South open rare talks North and South Korea held rare talks ... further squeezing its struggling economy. The Kaesong industrial zone was the most high-profile casualty of the elevated tensions on the Korean peninsula but neither side has declared the complex ...

  8. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Shoving match as Korean talks on Kaesong collapse

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 03:16pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul North Korea blasts ‘arrogant’ South over failed Kaesong talks North Korea on Friday blasted South Korea’s “arrogant” attitude after talks on salvaging the jointly-run Kaesong industrial zone collapsed, sparking a shoving match between officials from both sides. The North also accused the South of using “delaying tactics” by demanding that Pyongyang take ...

  9. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Two Koreas agree to allow managers to return to Kaesong industrial park

    Posted Jul 07th 2013, 11:19am by NYT

    ... will be allowed to visit the park, the Kaesong Industrial Zone, in the North Korean border town of Kaesong, from Wednesday to retrieve finished goods and production materials. They also will begin urgent ... owners while sharing an understanding for the productive normalisation of the Kaesong Industrial Zone," both Koreas said in a joint statement yesterday after overnight negotiations. ...

  10. News - Asia - KOREA PENINSULA

    Koreas fail to reach deal on jointly-run Kaesong industrial zone

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 08:25pm by AFP

    ... agreed to meet again next week. The South’s chief delegate Suh Ho said talks on restarting the Kaesong industrial complex’s mothballed factories would continue on July 15, after about four hours ... after its February nuclear test attracted tougher UN sanctions, further squeezing its struggling economy. Kaesong shut down three months ago as relations between the frosty neighbours hit crisis ...




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