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  1. 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 ... graphic warning labels on cigarette packs mandatory. KT&G, which sells 60 per cent of all cigarettes bought in the country, declined to comment. South Koreans are among the heaviest smokers ...

  2. Northumbria brings brand of excellence to London and beyond

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 01:05pm by Reports by Mia Daughenbaugh and David Bell

    ... College, Malaysia, and South Korea's Kyungpook National University, whose corporate partners include global giants Samsung and LG. Making history as the first British institution to extend ... Reports by Mia Daughenbaugh and David Bell Anchored in rich history, propelled by innovation and inspired by an increasingly globalised educational landscape, Northumbria University ...

  3. BPP boosts employability through transformative education

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 01:00pm by Reports by Mia Daughenbaugh and David Bell

    ... Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, South Korea and the Philippines. BPP is also working with industry clients to provide professional qualifications services in their locations outside Britain, ... Reports by Mia Daughenbaugh and David Bell The global job market is becoming increasingly cutthroat as companies struggle to recover from the financial crisis. Graduates need more than ...

  4. 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

    ... in political acts The former head of South Korea’s spy agency was handed a suspended jail sentence on Thursday following his trial on charges of meddling in the 2012 election that brought current ... has changed title over the years, had a particularly notorious reputation in the decades of authoritarian rule before South Korea embraced democracy in the 1980s. The modern-day NIS has been ...

  5. South Korea shakes off that underdog tag

    Posted Mar 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... South Korea is used to seeing itself as an underdog. But, as shown by Friday's extraordinary performance of Kim Yu-na, who won her country's first Olympic gold in figure skating, that reflex is increasingly unjustified. For several minutes, most of Japan and South Korea came to a standstill, their people glued to the television watching what had been described as a war. ...

  6. News - China - LANGUAGE

    China, Japan and South Korea to release joint list of countries' most-used Chinese characters

    Posted May 08th 2014, 11:13am by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Mainland China, Japan and South Korea will jointly release a standardised list of the most widely used Chinese characters in the three countries, it has ... generations in South Korea born after 1974, when Hanja was removed from the curriculum as part of the country’s de-Sinicisation campaign. The absence of Hanja in modern Korea prompted Jin Tae-ha, ...

  7. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    American with 'ambition to experience North Korea prison' given six years of hard labour

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 05:34pm by AP

    ... information about the US military in South Korea on his iPad and iPod. Miller is one of three Americans now held in North Korea. A trial is expected soon for Jeffrey Fowle, who entered the North ... work. Miller's trial was held a day after North Korea published a 53,000-word rebuttal of the "distorted views" put forward in a report by a special UN human rights commission six ...

  8. The right man to move South Korea forward

    Posted Feb 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... South Korea's new president, Lee Myung-bak, is nicknamed 'The Bulldozer' and for good reason: he has a can-do reputation for getting things done. With a reform-packed agenda ... a reality. That is why he was elected so resoundingly in December. South Korea's rise from poverty after the Korean war is mirrored by his own life - the climb to chief executive ...

  9. Cultural diversity builds powerful Asia-Pacific connections

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 05:50pm by Reports by Laleh Larijani, Michelle Phillips, Emmanuelle Stahler and Jessica Ryan

    ... 30 per cent of its population. The province welcomes nearly 40,000 immigrants each year, the majority of whom emigrated from Asia-Pacific, particularly China, India and South Korea ... China, South Korea, Japan and India. "In this competitive and challenging economic environment, we need to keep reminding our priority markets that we exist and we have all the best ...

  10. Business - Economy - TRADE

    South Korea releases disappointing export figures

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 01:44am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Seoul Korean exports stage mild recovery South Korean annual exports grew last month after sliding in May, but shipments were well short of market expectations, adding ... per cent gain in a survey. Imports also fell short of a 9 per cent gain forecast in the survey. Korea is the world's seventh-largest exporter and the first major exporting economy ...




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