Finding a new formula for S Korea to grow and prosper

President Park Geun-hye at her inauguration on Monday. Photo: AP

The life of Park Geun-hye, South Korea's just-inaugurated first woman president, has so far been bookended by two larger-than-life men of debatable success. The first is her father, Park Chung-hee, the dictator who ruled the country for 18 years until his assassination in 1979 and second is her predecessor, Lee Myung-bak

Wednesday, 27 February, 2013, 2:56am

South Korea presidential candidates unite on chaebol reform

Moon Jae-in. Photo: Bloomberg

As the three main candidates for South Korea's presidency cross swords on the campaign trail, they are united on one issue - the need to reform the country's giant, family-run conglomerates, or chaebol.

22 Oct 2012 - 2:58am

STAY smart

New technologies are giving birth to a new generation of televisions, still considered to be an integral part of every stylish home. In addition to great resolution, televisions today work seamlessly with technology and the internet to bring the whole family together to get both entertainment and information from the comfort of a sofa.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:54pm

Samsung Galaxy S III

Arguably the hottest gadget to land this side of the universe so far this year, the Samsung Galaxy S III strives to take you where no mobile phone has gone before.

Equipped with a super clear 4.8-inch, high-definition Super AMOLED display, a snappy 1.5GHz processor, and speedy LTE connectivity, Samsung's new offering comes with plenty of celestial stars, but that's not all.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

First-quarter spending climbs to record HK$8.78b

Major campaigns from Samsung Electronics and cosmetics brands Lancome, Estee Lauder and SK-II helped lift advertising spending in Hong Kong to an industry record in the first quarter.

26 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

TPV eyes TV market after Philips buyout

TPV Technology, the world's largest contract manufacturer of personal computer displays, has put on track its plan to become a television market leader after completing its takeover of Royal Philips Electronics' loss-making television business.

3 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Ad spending reaches record high

Spending on advertising in Hong Kong reached a record high over the past two months, boosted by increased marketing campaigns for cosmetics and electronics brands popular with mainland shoppers.

Media-monitoring firm admanGo yesterday reported combined advertising expenditure in January and last month rose 12 per cent to HK$5.5 billion from last year.

28 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Samsung to cut back HK operations

Samsung Securities, the largest brokerage firm in South Korea in terms of market value, said it would make cutbacks in its Hong Kong office.

With more than 80 staff, the Hong Kong operations are Samsung Securities' biggest outside South Korea and would be the only overseas office affected by the restructuring, a spokesman in Seoul said.

1 Feb 2012 - 12:00am


Market in downhill cycle, Centaline founder says

7 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Sales rise after housing policy announcement

Home sales rebounded significantly last week after confidence was boosted by Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's announcement of a raft of housing measures, but analysts said the bounce was likely to be brief.

19 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Talking points

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Court decision on Catholic school governance

13 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Site sales will put off flat buyers, market says

The planned sale by the government of five housing plots between October and December will further dampen property market sentiment even though they will yield fewer flats than sites sold earlier this year, analysts say.

21 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Talking points

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Beijing to welcome visitors from Philippines, Spain

29 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Home prices dip in 14 cities on cooling measures

Prices of new homes fell in 14 major cities in China last month, reflecting a slowdown in the market in response to the central government's continuous measures to curb demand and price-growth in the property sector.

19 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Talking points

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Ani-Com festival beckons with comics and costumes

8 May 2015 - 4:18pm