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 2017-07-28 05:56 

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Jamsu Bridge beach festival postponed due to rain... +

The Seoul government has postponed the beach festival on Jamsu Bridge by about two weeks due to rain. The office said it will provide details on the schedule later. Seoul's Jamsu Bridge was initially planned to....

 2017-07-28 05:53 

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KDB picks 2 candidates to manage sale of Daewoo Engineering ... +

The state-run Korea Development Bank (KDB) said Monday it has picked Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Mirae Asset Daewoo as candidates to lead and manage the planned sale of its controlling stake in Daewoo Engineering & Construction Co....

 2017-07-28 05:35 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Gov't will follow selected citizens' decision on fate of 2 reactors: presidential office... +

The presidential office Cheong Wa Dae reiterated Friday that the government will follow the decision that select citizens will make over the fate of two nuclear reactors after their public deliberation process....

 2017-07-28 05:25 

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(3rd LD) S. Korea to conduct extensive environmental survey of THAAD... +

South Korea announced a plan Friday for an additional environmental impact assessment of the THAAD missile defense system, a process expected to take at least several months....

 2017-07-28 05:20 

Yonhap News

Lorde, Major Lazer to headline 2017 Jisan Valley Rock Festival... +

Jisan Valley Rock Music & Arts Festival, one of South Korea's biggest summer music events, began its three-day run Friday, signaling the start of the country's summer music festival season....

 2017-07-28 05:00 

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Today in Korean history... +

The 14th Olympic Games opens in London, with South Korea sending a delegation for the first time. The Korean Peninsula was liberated from Japanese colonial rule in 1945 after 36 years of occupation....

 2017-07-28 04:19 

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More Korean history to be included in U.S. textbook from 2018: ministry ... +

A widely used U.S. history textbook will carry more pages on the unique ancient culture and modern economic development of South Korea starting next year, Seoul's education ministry said Friday....

 2017-07-28 03:07 

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Hyundai Mobis Q2 net drops 43 pct on China woes ... +

Hyundai Mobis Co., South Korea's largest auto parts company, said Friday its second-quarter net profit plunged 43 percent from a year earlier on lower demand in China....

 2017-07-28 03:00 

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Gov't will follow selected citizens' decision on fate of 2 reactors: presidential office... +

The presidential office Cheong Wa Dae reiterated Friday that the government will follow the decision that select citizens will make over the fate of two nuclear reactors after their public deliberation process....

 2017-07-28 02:55 

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Samsung C&T remains top builder for 4th straight year: land ministry... +

Samsung C&T Corp. topped the list of South Korean construction firms in terms of technology and credibility for the fourth consecutive year, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation said Friday....

 2017-07-28 02:44 

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BOK chief warns of drop in potential growth rate due to aging population ... +

South Korea's potential growth rate for the foreseeable future could significantly decline because of a shrinking workforce caused by a rapidly aging population, the Bank of Korea (BOK) chief warned Friday....

 2017-07-28 02:34 

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Moon to hold second round of 'beer talks' with business leaders... +

President Moon Jae-in is set to hold the second round of ...

 2017-07-28 02:29 

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Lobby for smaller businesses opposes minimum wage hike... +

A business lobby representing small-sized businesses on Friday filed a complaint against the government's decision on next year's minimum wage hike....

 2017-07-28 02:28 

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Seoul stocks sharply lower late Friday morning... +

South Korean stocks traded sharply lower late Friday morning, led by losses in market heavyweights, such as top cap Samsung Electronics....

 2017-07-28 02:22 

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(2nd LD) S. Korea to conduct additional environmental survey of THAAD... +

South Korea announced a plan Friday for an additional environmental impact assessment of the THAAD missile defense system, a process expected to take at least several months....

 2017-07-28 02:20 

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(LEAD) N.K. leader resumes public activity with visit to cemetery for war dead... +

North Korea's state media said Friday that leader Kim Jong-un visited a cemetery to commemorate veterans killed during the 1950-53 Korean War on the armistice anniversary earlier this week....

 2017-07-28 02:16 

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Nonghyup Financial returns to black in H1... +

Nonghyup Financial Group Inc. said Friday it bounced back into the black with a net profit of US$459 million in the first half of the year, helped by rising interest income and a decline in loan-loss provisions....

 2017-07-28 02:02 

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The Korea Interbank Offered Rates (KORIBOR)... +

The Korea Interbank Offered Rates (KORIBOR) as posted by Yonhap Infomax, the financial news and information arm of Yonhap News Agency, at 11:00 a.m....

 2017-07-28 02:00 

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Samsung tops U.S. home appliance market for 5th quarter... +

Samsung Electronics Co. said Friday it topped the U.S. home appliances market in the April-June period, standing as the No. 1 player for the fifth consecutive quarter....

 2017-07-28 01:59 

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(LEAD) S. Korea to conduct additional environmental survey of THAAD... +

South Korea announced a plan Friday for an additional environmental impact assessment of the THAAD missile defense system, a process expected to take at least several months....

 2017-07-28 01:49 

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Moon's approval rating rises amid job creation push ... +

President Moon Jae-in's approval rating rose this week after the parliamentary passage of an extra budget bill he has pushed to help create jobs and spur growth, a survey showed Friday....

 2017-07-28 01:45 

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Nat'l football coach to request pro clubs provide early call-ups... +

South Korea football coach Shin Tae-yong will make an early call-up request to domestic pro football clubs in preparation for upcoming World Cup qualifiers, the sport's national governing body said Friday....

 2017-07-28 01:40 

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S. Korea's passenger car exports rise 7.2 pct in Q2... +

Exports of South Korea-made passenger cars rose 7.2 percent in the second quarter of this year thanks to solid demand from emerging countries, customs data showed Friday....

 2017-07-28 01:37 

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(LEAD) KT reports modest growth in Q2... +

South Korea's No. 2 mobile carrier KT Corp. said Friday its second-quarter operating profit rose nearly 5 percent from a year ago, helped by improved revenue in its media business....

 2017-07-28 01:33 

Yonhap News

Hyundai Kona orders exceed 10,000 cars since June launch... +

Hyundai Motor Co. has received more than 10,000 orders for its first subcompact SUV since its domestic launch last month, the carmaker said Friday....

 2017-07-28 01:30 

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Investor deposits rise amid booming stock markets: market data... +

The amount of investor deposits that can be used to buy stocks rose sharply in recent months, market data showed Friday, amid a market boom buttressed by robust corporate earnings and expectations of a global economic recovery....

 2017-07-28 01:30 

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S. Korea to conduct additional environmental survey of THAAD... +

South Korea announced a plan Friday for an additional environmental impact assessment of the THAAD missile defense system, a process expected to take at least several months....

 2017-07-28 01:30 

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(URGENT) Final decision on THAAD deployment due after new environmental impact survey: defense ministry... +
 2017-07-28 01:30 

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(URGENT) S. Korea to conduct additional environmental assessment of THAAD: military... +
 2017-07-28 01:22 

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Samsung Electronics beats Intel, takes world's largest chipmaker title in Q2... +

Samsung Electronics Co. emerged as the world's No. 1 chipmaker in terms of sales and operating profits in the second quarter, beating behemoth Intel Corp. market data showed Friday....

 2017-07-28 01:20 

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(LEAD) Gov't announces countermeasures to combat drowsy driving ... +

South Korea outlined countermeasures to deal with drowsy-driving-related accidents following a series of crashes that took dozens of lives, the transport ministry said Friday....

 2017-07-28 01:00 

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LG Electronics taps Indian signage market with OLED solution... +

LG Electronics Inc. said Friday it successfully installed a large-sized organic light-emitting diode (OLED) sign at a shopping mall located in India, taking its first step into the major Asian market....

 2017-07-28 00:57 

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New N.K. envoy to take office in Italy after long vacancy... +

A new North Korean ambassador to Italy is likely to take office in the near future to fill the post that has been left vacant for more than one year following the former ambassador's death, according to diplomatic sources Friday....

 2017-07-28 00:53 

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N.K.'s ceremonial leader to visit Iran soon... +

North Korea's ceremonial leader Kim Yong-nam will soon visit Iran to attend the inauguration ceremony for Iran's president slated for early next month, the North's state media said Friday....

 2017-07-28 00:48 

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KT reports modest growth in Q2... +

South Korea's No. 2 mobile carrier KT Corp. said Friday its second-quarter operating profit rose nearly 5 percent from a year ago....

 2017-07-28 00:44 

Yonhap News

Kakao Bank attracts 300,000 accounts on first day ... +

Kakao Bank, South Korea's second Internet-only bank, said Friday it attracted over 300,000 accounts during the bank's first day of operations, far outpacing the growth of its competitor and traditional banks....

 2017-07-28 00:41 

Yonhap News

Gov't announces countermeasures to combat drowsy driving ... +

South Korea outlined countermeasures to deal with drowsy-driving-related accidents following a series of crashes that took dozens of lives, the transport ministry said Friday....

 2017-07-28 00:31 

Yonhap News

N.K. leader visits cemetery for war heads on armistice anniversary... +

North Korea's state media said Friday that leader Kim Jong-un visited a cemetery to commemorate veterans killed during the 1950-53 Korean War on the armistice anniversary earlier this week....

 2017-07-28 00:23 

Yonhap News

LG Electronics wins 7 awards in U.S. consumer evaluation study... +

LG Electronics Inc. said Friday it won seven awards in a U.S. consumer evaluation study on home appliances, highlighting its position as one of the most popular brands in the North American market....

 2017-07-28 00:22 

Yonhap News

Stocks open lower on U.S. losses... +

South Korean shares opened lower Friday, tracking overnight losses on Wall Street....

 2017-07-28 00:21 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Industrial output backtracks 0.2 pct in June... +

South Korea's industrial output dropped slightly in June from a month earlier due to the dip in petroleum refinery and chip businesses, but consumption made a turnaround to offset the sluggish production, government data showed Friday....

 2017-07-28 00:14 

Yonhap News

(2nd LD) Top diplomats of S. Korea, U.S. discuss N. Korea... +

The top diplomats of South Korea and the United States agreed Thursday to continue close coordination on issues related to North Korea's nuclear and missile programs, the State Department said....

 2017-07-28 00:12 

Yonhap News

(Yonhap Interview) Former star pitcher takes 'risk' in accepting nat'l team managerial job... +

When South Korean pitching legend Sun Dong-yol was announced as the first full-time manager of the national team Monday, he knew he was taking on a position fraught with risks....

 2017-07-28 00:02 

Yonhap News

KOSPI 2,433.46 DN 9.78 points (open)... +
 2017-07-28 00:01 

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KOSDAQ 665.08 DN 1.40 points (open)... +
 2017-07-28 00:00 

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Dollar opens at 1,117.0 won UP from 1,112.8 won... +
 2017-07-28 00:00 

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(Yonhap Feature) Uber eyes breakthrough in S. Korea through food delivery service... +

U.S. ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc. is seeking a breakthrough in their South Korean business operation by launching the restaurant delivery app UberEATS by the end of the year....

 2017-07-27 23:35 

Yonhap News

S. Korean An Se-hyeon sets nat'l record at swimming worlds... +

Rising South Korean swimming star An Se-hyeon has set a national record and achieved the best result by a South Korean woman at the ongoing world championships....

 2017-07-27 23:26 

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S. Korean pro football All-Stars vow to entertain Vietnamese fans ... +

The South Korean professional football All-Stars on Friday vowed to entertain fans in Vietnam and return home with a victory....

 2017-07-27 23:02 

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Industrial output backtracks 0.2 pct in June... +

South Korea's industrial output dropped slightly in June from a month earlier due to a fall in petroleum refinery and chip businesses, government data showed Friday....

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