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Politics


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  • President Trump Is Ending 'War Games' in Korea. Here's What ...
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  • President Trump's astonishing words about the people of North Korea
  • US to stop 'war games' in South Korea, President Trump says
  • Thousands of US Troops Went Missing in North Korea. President ...
  • The two North Korean generals who saluted South Korea's ...
  • Malaysia To Reopen Embassy In North Korea: Malaysian Prime ...
  • Japan's Abe: 'Great meaning' that North Korea's Kim promised ...
  • Trudeau on Trump: we support North Korea efforts, won't engage on ...
  • Trump is a tough dealer, says South Korea prime minister
  • The state of the North Korean economy might surprise you
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  • After nukes and summits, can Kim Jong Un reform North Korea's ...
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  • South Korea Economy to Grow 2.8 Percent
  • 'Korea expected to see moderate economic growth next year'
  • Kim doesn't want aid - he wants investment
  • Reuniting North Korea and South Korea could cost trillions of dollars
  • Memory Drives Unprecedented Semiconductor Capital Spending
  • Korea needs a boost to domestic demand
  • Korea's NPS Awards $550M in Real Estate Mandates and More ...
  • Kim doesn't want aid - he wants investment
  • Reuniting North Korea and South Korea could cost trillions of dollars
  • Memory Drives Unprecedented Semiconductor Capital Spending
  • Korea needs a boost to domestic demand
  • Bruce Whitfield: Why our bad growth number is good news
  • SA economy is in for a rough ride
  • DCED 2018 keynote: Youth employment in a changing world ...
  • Weak SA GDP number dampens optimism over Ramaphosa
  • How will technology affect Africa's continuing growth?
  • 'SA lost a decade. The economy hasn't grown much; we're getting ...
  • Unlock pension funds cash to deal with homes deficit
  • South Korea exports return to growth in May
  • Korea needs a boost to domestic demand
  • S.Korea's exports of new industries products top growth rate of ...
  • Prospect of Korea's exports being dimmed
  • S.Korea's exports keep rising in June 1-10 period on strong chip ...
  • What's next for Pyongyang's economic policy?
  • Analysts see steady exports growth for second quarter of 2018
  • S. Korea's Nature Republic opens store in Saudi Arabia
  • S. Korea's budget airlines' operating profit jumps twofold in 2017
  • The North Korean Parliamentary Session and Budget Report 2018 ...
  • North Korea Has Good Reason to Be Wary of a Trump Deal
  • Kim Jong-un's Net Worth 2017: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
  • S.Korea's budget carrier Jin Air to list by year-end amid increase in ...
  • White House Daily Briefing
  • L'Oreal to acquire 70% stake in Style Nanda
  • Learning from South Korea's debt experience with our own Hope Fund
  • We can learn from South Korea's debt experience
  • Foreigners Pile Into Korea Debt, Bucking Emerging Market Jitters
  • Amid nuclear standoff, frozen N.Korea debt untradeable due to ...
  • South Korea Debt-to-GDP Ratios Surpass Tipping Point
  • A Tale of Two Koreas
  • Goldman's Bullish on Korea Debt But Investors Unsure on Time
  • Korea's Debt-to-GDP Ratio Reaches 232%, Up 49% Points over ...
  • Foreigners Are Finally Getting Cold Feet on South Korea Debt

    Korea Leaders


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  • President Trump Agrees To Suspend Military Drills With South Korea
  • South Korea President Moon Jae-in congratulates Trump and Kim ...
  • President Trump Is Ending 'War Games' in Korea. Here's What ...

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  • Trump-Kim summit: South Koreans wary of losing US defense ...
  • Speaker 'ashamed' at parliament's failure to support Panmunjeom ...
  • Putin invited North Korea's Kim to visit Russia in September - RIA

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  • Japan's Abe: 'Great meaning' that North Korea's Kim promised ...
  • Malaysia To Reopen Embassy In North Korea: Malaysian Prime ...
  • Trudeau on Trump: we support North Korea efforts, won't engage on ...

    Deputy Prime Minister


  • Trump says US-North Korea summit 'can work out very nicely ...
  • South Korean official calls for economic assistance for North
  • Korean ODA doubles to $1 billion

    Minister of Economy


  • Whither North Korea's economy?
  • World leaders welcome Trump-Kim agreement; China to benefit ...
  • These 3 maps show how to unlock North Korea's economy

    Minister of Agriculture


  • 'Stronger Together': US Agriculture Secretary to Meet His Canadian ...
  • S. Korea, Philippines sign MOU on agriculture cooperation
  • Whither North Korea's economy?

    Minister of Culture


  • Japanese citizens simply vanished. North Korea had abducted them ...
  • North Korea proposes inter-Korea talks on May 16: South Korean ...
  • North Korea, AT&T, World Cup: Your Wednesday Briefing

    Minister of Defense


  • Japan's defense minister says US-South Korean military drills 'vital'
  • US-South Korea military drills are 'vital' to East Asia, says Japan's ...
  • Pompeo to face questions, concerns from North Korea's neighbors ...

    Minister of Education


  • North Korean leader hopes to learn much from Singapore
  • The former education minister of one of the world's smartest ...
  • (EDITORIAL from Korea Herald on June 11)

    Minister of Energy


  • The Latest: McConnell says summit a major step toward peace
  • Kim Jong-un 'demanded' end of US, South Korea military exercises
  • Perry: Energy department will play 'integral role' in any US, NKorea ...

    Minister of Finance


  • Italian debt in demand as political storms abate
  • Finance minister proposes aid fund for North
  • Whither North Korea's economy?

    Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • Sweden's Foreign Minister calls US-North Korea agreement a ...
  • Optimism and confusion in Seoul over Trump-Kim summit
  • Australia says end to South Korea-US war games not a certainty

    Minister of Internal Affairs


  • Trump-Kim summit short on details, but we hope
  • Hundreds gather for protest rally ahead of West Bank outpost ...
  • North Korea shakes up military leadership as Trump-Kim summit nears

    Minister of Justice


  • North Korea, Time Warner, World Cup: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing
  • Will Trump bring up North Korea's dreadful human rights record ...
  • Hundreds gather for protest rally ahead of West Bank outpost ...

    Minister of Health


  • Trump-Kim meet can shuffle East Asia geopolitical deck ...
  • North Korea, AT&T, World Cup: Your Wednesday Briefing
  • Israel nearly gets into a fight with North Korea over a fake tweet

    Minister of Infrastructure


  • Whither North Korea's economy?
  • UPDATE: President says tough rhetoric led to North Korea summit
  • Abe pledges $50bn for infrastructure in Indo-Pacific

    Minister of Sports


  • The Latest: UN chief urges Korean denuclearization
  • North Korea proposes inter-Korea talks on May 16: South Korean ...
  • Peace for Korean peninsula?

    Director of State Security Service


  • The moment when Kim Jong Un met John Bolton, Trump's hawkish ...
  • North Korea Calls on China to Increase Border Patrols During US ...
  • For the Secret Service, the North Korea summit is seriously stressful

    Chairman National Bank


  • South Korea to Regulate Cryptocurrency Exchanges Just Like ...
  • Fact-checking President Trump's claims about the North Korea deal
  • Hundreds gather for protest rally ahead of West Bank outpost ...

    Permanent Representative to the UN


  • How Nikki Haley brought Trump's maximum pressure campaign ...
  • Donald Trump-Kim Jong-un peace talks celebrated by White House ...
  • What the US and North Korea Can Learn From Singapore

    Presidents Chief of Staff


  • At Summit, An Upbeat Trump Praises Kim's Commitment To ...
  • How South Korea's Game of Thrones Brought Political Subversion ...
  • Only Trump Could 'Open' North Korea

    Chairman of Supreme Court


  • North Korea summit: Trump, Kim sign "comprehensive" document ...
  • Trump-Kim summit highlights: European Union hails talks as 'crucial ...
  • Korean Government Clarifies Position After Supreme Court Crypto ...

    Opposition


  • The Iran deal shouldn't be a template for a North Korean pact
  • Koreans Vote in Local Elections
  • South Korea's opposition calls for meaningful US-N. Korea summit

    Economic News and Data


    GDP

  • How Big Is North Korea's Economy? Pick a Number, Any Number
  • This photo shows why the US-North Korea talks are so important
  • The state of the North Korean economy might surprise you
  • A Quick Look At North Korea From History To Taxes
  • North Korea lying? Satellite data suggest China, Russia, North ...
  • Nighttime Satellite View of Korea
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    Investment

  • Kim doesn't want aid - he wants investment
  • Reuniting North Korea and South Korea could cost trillions of dollars
  • Memory Drives Unprecedented Semiconductor Capital Spending
  • Korea needs a boost to domestic demand
  • Korea's NPS Awards $550M in Real Estate Mandates and More ...
  • Kim doesn't want aid - he wants investment
  • Reuniting North Korea and South Korea could cost trillions of dollars
  • Memory Drives Unprecedented Semiconductor Capital Spending
  • Korea needs a boost to domestic demand
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    Demographics

  • Bruce Whitfield: Why our bad growth number is good news
  • SA economy is in for a rough ride
  • DCED 2018 keynote: Youth employment in a changing world ...
  • Weak SA GDP number dampens optimism over Ramaphosa
  • How will technology affect Africa's continuing growth?
  • 'SA lost a decade. The economy hasn't grown much; we're getting ...
  • Unlock pension funds cash to deal with homes deficit
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    Export/Import

  • South Korea exports return to growth in May
  • Korea needs a boost to domestic demand
  • S.Korea's exports of new industries products top growth rate of ...
  • Prospect of Korea's exports being dimmed
  • S.Korea's exports keep rising in June 1-10 period on strong chip ...
  • What's next for Pyongyang's economic policy?
  • South Korea exports return to growth in May
  • Korea needs a boost to domestic demand
  • S.Korea's exports of new industries products top growth rate of ...
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    Public Spending

  • S. Korea's Nature Republic opens store in Saudi Arabia
  • S. Korea's budget airlines' operating profit jumps twofold in 2017
  • The North Korean Parliamentary Session and Budget Report 2018 ...
  • North Korea Has Good Reason to Be Wary of a Trump Deal
  • Kim Jong-un's Net Worth 2017: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
  • S.Korea's budget carrier Jin Air to list by year-end amid increase in ...
  • White House Daily Briefing
  • L'Oreal to acquire 70% stake in Style Nanda
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    Public Debt

  • Learning from South Korea's debt experience with our own Hope Fund
  • We can learn from South Korea's debt experience
  • Foreigners Pile Into Korea Debt, Bucking Emerging Market Jitters
  • Amid nuclear standoff, frozen N.Korea debt untradeable due to ...
  • South Korea Debt-to-GDP Ratios Surpass Tipping Point
  • A Tale of Two Koreas
  • Goldman's Bullish on Korea Debt But Investors Unsure on Time
  • Korea's Debt-to-GDP Ratio Reaches 232%, Up 49% Points over ...
  • Foreigners Are Finally Getting Cold Feet on South Korea Debt
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    Recent Econ Stats

    MomentCountryEventActualPreviousConsensusForecastpreviewpupdatedreviewrupdated
    2018-08-01KRInflation Rate YoY JUL1.50%00
    2018-08-01KRInflation Rate MoM JUL0.16%00
    2018-08-01KRBalance of Trade JUL$ 3.4B00
    2018-08-01KRExports YoY JUL00
    2018-08-01KRImports YoY JUL00
    2018-08-01KRNikkei Manufacturing PMI JUL50.100
    2018-07-31KRConstruction Output YoY JUN2.24%00
    2018-07-31KRIndustrial Production YoY JUN-2.62%00
    2018-07-31KRIndustrial Production MoM JUN0.54%00
    2018-07-31KRManufacturing Production YoY JUN-2.87%00