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  • When sports and politics collide -- What happened when North and ...
  • Wariness and hope in S. Korea over second Trump-Kim summit
  • South Korea near to agreeing sharp rise in defence payments to US
  • South Korea to spend $16 billion in border areas with North Korea ...
  • Korea shipbuilders bolstered as consolidation fuels growth hopes

    Finance


  • Bank of Korea Warns Against Central Bank Digital Currency
  • Will Jeonju be third financial center?
  • Woori partners with Grab Cambodia for low-interest loans to drivers
  • South Korea Will Keep ICO Ban, Says Financial Services Commission
  • North Korea and America's Second Summit: Here's What Ashley ...

    Celebrities


  • Too cool for school? South Korea cancels K-Pop stars' diplomas for ...
  • 'The Masked Singer' Is No Match for the Original Korean Version
  • Brewers slugger Eric Thames appeared on the Korean version of ...
  • Letter to the editor: The origin of the #MeToo movement in Korea
  • Korea's Blackpink to make US television debut

    Culture


  • Taste of Korea planned at library
  • Box set - TV drama stirs debate over South Korea's cutthroat ...
  • The female athletes speaking out about South Korean skating's ...
  • Discover South Korea's food and culture in this travelogue around ...
  • South Korea to probe culture of abuse after assault allegations

    Criminal


  • South Korea's conscientious objectors escape military conscription
  • 2 men fined for anonymous posts defaming ethnic Korean
  • Donald Trump's audacious claims on North Korea are the hardest to ...
  • Wariness and hope in S. Korea over second Trump-Kim summit
  • Adoptee deported by US sues S. Korea, agency

    Religion


  • The evils of religion in North Korea?
  • N. Korean Christians keep faith underground amid crackdowns
  • Associated Press story is only the latest chronicle of North Korea's ...
  • Global Citizens' Human Rights Coalition Rally in South Korea for ...
  • An ultra-Orthodox rabbi visited North Korea where practicing religion ...

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  • Can South Korea's President Moon Make Peace With North Korea?
  • South Korea hails new Trump-Kim summit, hopes for 'specific ...
  • State of the Union: Trump announces second North Korea summit
  • South Korea president faces his toughest opponent yet: His own ...
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on Korean New Year
  • Can Abe get Japan back on the North Korea bus?
  • Japanese intellectuals advocate for apologizing for colonial rule to ...
  • Before nuclear talks in Vietnam, the US and North Korea face an ...
  • Feud between major US allies Japan and South Korea deepens as ...
  • Ex-Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon joins bid for opposition party leadership
  • South Korea's economic growth slowest in 6 years
  • South Korea Raised Taxes in Bid for Growth. So Far, It's Not Working.
  • South Korea pins hopes on start-ups to power economic growth
  • South Korean economy records slowest growth in six years
  • Bank of Korea lowers projection for 2019 economic growth
  • Vietnam's rapid growth is held up as an example for North Korea ...
  • Korea shipbuilders bolstered as consolidation fuels growth hopes
  • S. Korea to spend W13tr by 2030 to stimulate development of border ...
  • South Korea pins hopes on start-ups to power economic growth
  • Korea's Fourth Quarter GDP Growth Beats Expectations
  • Vietnam's rapid growth is held up as an example for North Korea ...
  • Korean auto industry eyes on US decision on import car tariffs
  • Nucor (NUE) Market Value Declined While Korea Investment Cut by ...
  • S. Korea's population growth rate drops below 0.1 pct, median age ...
  • South Korea leads growth in smartphones
  • South Koreans getting older: population grows only 0.9 per cent
  • Two cheers for a declining population
  • Incheon becomes most productive regional city in S. Korea, beating ...
  • Report: China population growth continued to slow in 2018
  • South Korea Raised Taxes in Bid for Growth. So Far, It's Not Working.
  • North Korea's puzzling maternal mortality figures
  • Manufacturers urged to focus on quality of growth
  • South Korea's exports fall for 2nd month in January
  • Shrinking exports
  • (2nd LD) S. Korea's exports fall 5.8 pct in Jan.
  • Lithium-ion batteries rising as new pillar of Korea's exports ...
  • Executives raise global growth alarm on risks from China and trade ...
  • South Korea sees no way out as growth outlook dims this year
  • Slowing Growth To Put Downward Pressure On South Korea's Fiscal ...
  • More than $300 billion to flow into e-mobility
  • Government Allocations To Healthcare Rise In The 2019 South ...
  • The North Korean Parliamentary Session and Budget Report 2018 ...
  • South Korea's economy is slowing. Its leader still wants to spend ...
  • South Korea to Triple the Budget for Blockchain Projects Compared ...
  • Amid falling growth, South Korea and Samsung to spend big
  • South Korea Budgets a Trillion Won for Blockchain Tech in 2019
  • The Shockingly Lavish Life of Kim Jong Un
  • S. Korea's Debt Sales Rise in 2018: Data
  • Foreigners Pile Into Korea Debt, Bucking Emerging Market Jitters
  • Learning from South Korea's debt experience with our own Hope Fund
  • We can learn from South Korea's debt experience
  • South Korea Debt-to-GDP Ratios Surpass Tipping Point
  • Amid nuclear standoff, frozen N.Korea debt untradeable due to ...
  • Investing in North Korean 'Bonds'
  • Foreigners Are Finally Getting Cold Feet on South Korea Debt
  • North Korea Still Has to Pay For 1000 Volvo Cars Bought 43 Years ...

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  • South Korea hails new Trump-Kim summit, hopes for 'specific ...
  • Wariness and hope in S. Korea over second Trump-Kim summit
  • State of the Union: Trump announces second North Korea summit

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  • South Korea's parliamentary speaker to visit Moscow in 2019
  • Speaker refers Minority MPs' behaviour to Privileges Committee
  • North Korea lambasts attempts to topple legitimate Venezuelan ...

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  • Statement by the Prime Minister on Korean New Year
  • Can Abe get Japan back on the North Korea bus?
  • Japanese intellectuals advocate for apologizing for colonial rule to ...

    Deputy Prime Minister


  • Watch Live: President Trump Delivers Remarks to the Ministers of ...
  • Why is Donald Trump meeting Kim Jong Un in Vietnam?
  • US briefing: State of the Union, North Korea and the Proud Boys

    Minister of Economy


  • The Vietnamese venue will shape the second Trump-Kim summit
  • Finance minister says January job data likely to be weak
  • South Korea's fiscal surplus may narrow to 0.6% in 2019

    Minister of Agriculture


  • Criticism of Brazil's Minister of agriculture: cuff lock
  • Foot-and-mouth disease cases reported in S. Korea
  • South Korea completes vaccinating animals against foot-and-mouth ...

    Minister of Culture


  • Minister of Culture and Sports meets with Ambassador of Korea
  • South Korea to launch investigation into sexual assault in sports
  • South Korean short track medalist accuses her coach of sexual abuse

    Minister of Defense


  • Harry Harris meets with S. Korean ministers of defense and foreign ...
  • S. Korean Defense Ministry releases photos of Japanese patrol ...
  • Defense Ministry makes first reference to US interest regarding S ...

    Minister of Education


  • Too cool for school? South Korea cancels K-Pop stars' diplomas for ...
  • North Korea sends denuclearization diplomat to 're-education' camp ...
  • Destructive durians, passports for sale, Korea's 'natural extinction ...

    Minister of Energy


  • South Korea industry minister plans energy-focused UAE visit
  • Qatar energy minister says plans to order 60 new LNG carriers ...
  • Industry minister vows to expand ties with UAE in energy segment

    Minister of Finance


  • Finance minister says January job data likely to be weak
  • South Korean Regulators Issue Warning Regarding Central Bank ...
  • Korean govt to review lowering stock trading tax: finance minister

    Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • Vietnam vows to make Trump-Kim summit a success
  • South Korean envoy to join meetings with North, US in Sweden ...
  • North Korea appoints new director to foreign ministry's Russia ...

    Minister of Internal Affairs


  • North Korea 'thanks' Japan for returning 'distressed' fishermen
  • How is President Donald Trump's State of the Union playing ...
  • North Korea lambasts attempts to topple legitimate Venezuelan ...

    Minister of Justice


  • EJF: South Korea let two vessels off hook for illegal toothfish catch in ...
  • Pursuit of unification is only way out of North Korea impasse
  • Ex-Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon joins bid for opposition party leadership

    Minister of Health


  • Korean firms ink $232 million surgical device export deals in Dubai
  • He helped Trump confront North Korea. Now Ji Seong-ho wonders ...
  • State of the Union 2019: President Donald Trump calls for unity ...

    Minister of Infrastructure


  • S. Korea to Spend 13 tln Won by 2030 to Stimulate Development of ...
  • S. Korea, Iraq agree to expand substantive ties in infrastructure ...
  • German minister calls for fund to counter foreign takeovers

    Minister of Sports


  • When sports and politics collide -- What happened when North and ...
  • South Korea launches sports sex assaults investigation
  • Minister of Culture and Sports meets with Ambassador of Korea

    Director of State Security Service


  • Testimony by intelligence chiefs on global threats highlights ...
  • 'Willful Ignorance.' Inside President Trump's Troubled Intelligence ...
  • The Fight to End South Korea's 'Blood-Stained' National-Security Act

    Chairman National Bank


  • DIARY-Emerging Markets Economic Events to March 29
  • South Korea has Reviewed its Policy Towards Cryptocurrencies and ...
  • The Cybersecurity 202: A bank wants to recover the $81 million ...

    Permanent Representative to the UN


  • US Envoy Arrives in North Korea to Prepare for 2nd Trump-Kim ...
  • Event Summary: Launch of UN Peacekeeping Missions in Urban ...
  • Misreporting the Trump Administration's Boffo Break with the Failed ...

    Presidents Chief of Staff


  • Wariness and hope in S. Korea over second Trump-Kim summit
  • Truth and lies: Trump interviewed on Mueller, Mattis and North Korea
  • North Korea is eclipsing the Moon presidency

    Chairman of Supreme Court


  • State of the Union 2019: President Donald Trump calls for unity ...
  • Korean Central Bank Study: Issuing Digital Currency Poses ...
  • The Latest: Trump to meet with North Korea's him in Vietnam

    Opposition


  • South Korea Opposition Leader Sees Danger in Weak Nukes Deal
  • [Weekender] Why do Korean taxi drivers oppose carpooling?
  • South Korea near to agreeing sharp rise in defence payments to US

    Economic News and Data


    GDP

  • South Korea's economy beats expectations in fourth quarter
  • South Korea's 2018 GDP growth slows to 6-yr low, trade woes dim ...
  • Korea GDP Tops Forecasts as Government Spending Offsets Exports
  • Fast Asia Open: South Korea GDP, Hong Kong CPI
  • Korea's Fourth Quarter GDP Growth Beats Expectations
  • Fast Asia Open: South Korea rates decision, Philippines GDP
  • S. Korean gov't contribution to GDP growth hits nearly 20-year high ...
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    Investment

  • Korea shipbuilders bolstered as consolidation fuels growth hopes
  • S. Korea to spend W13tr by 2030 to stimulate development of border ...
  • South Korea pins hopes on start-ups to power economic growth
  • Korea's Fourth Quarter GDP Growth Beats Expectations
  • Vietnam's rapid growth is held up as an example for North Korea ...
  • Korean auto industry eyes on US decision on import car tariffs
  • Nucor (NUE) Market Value Declined While Korea Investment Cut by ...
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    Demographics

  • S. Korea's population growth rate drops below 0.1 pct, median age ...
  • South Korea leads growth in smartphones
  • South Koreans getting older: population grows only 0.9 per cent
  • Two cheers for a declining population
  • Incheon becomes most productive regional city in S. Korea, beating ...
  • Report: China population growth continued to slow in 2018
  • South Korea Raised Taxes in Bid for Growth. So Far, It's Not Working.
  • North Korea's puzzling maternal mortality figures
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    Export/Import

  • Manufacturers urged to focus on quality of growth
  • South Korea's exports fall for 2nd month in January
  • Shrinking exports
  • (2nd LD) S. Korea's exports fall 5.8 pct in Jan.
  • Lithium-ion batteries rising as new pillar of Korea's exports ...
  • Executives raise global growth alarm on risks from China and trade ...
  • South Korea sees no way out as growth outlook dims this year
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    Public Spending

  • Slowing Growth To Put Downward Pressure On South Korea's Fiscal ...
  • More than $300 billion to flow into e-mobility
  • Government Allocations To Healthcare Rise In The 2019 South ...
  • The North Korean Parliamentary Session and Budget Report 2018 ...
  • South Korea's economy is slowing. Its leader still wants to spend ...
  • South Korea to Triple the Budget for Blockchain Projects Compared ...
  • Amid falling growth, South Korea and Samsung to spend big
  • South Korea Budgets a Trillion Won for Blockchain Tech in 2019
  • The Shockingly Lavish Life of Kim Jong Un
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    Public Debt

  • S. Korea's Debt Sales Rise in 2018: Data
  • Foreigners Pile Into Korea Debt, Bucking Emerging Market Jitters
  • Learning from South Korea's debt experience with our own Hope Fund
  • We can learn from South Korea's debt experience
  • South Korea Debt-to-GDP Ratios Surpass Tipping Point
  • Amid nuclear standoff, frozen N.Korea debt untradeable due to ...
  • Investing in North Korean 'Bonds'
  • Foreigners Are Finally Getting Cold Feet on South Korea Debt
  • North Korea Still Has to Pay For 1000 Volvo Cars Bought 43 Years ...
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    Recent Econ Stats

    MomentCountryEventActualPreviousConsensusForecastpreviewpupdatedreviewrupdated
    2018-12-06KRCurrent Account OCT$10.83B$ 8.5B01
    2018-12-05KRForeign Exchange Reserves NOV$402.75B$ 403.9B01
    2018-12-04KRInflation Rate MoM NOV-0.70%-0.20%0.30%01
    2018-12-04KRInflation Rate YoY NOV2.00%2%2.10%01
    2018-12-04KRGDP Growth Rate QoQ Final Q30.60%0.60%0.60%01
    2018-12-04KRGDP Growth Rate YoY Final Q32.00%2.80%2%01
    2018-12-03KRNikkei Manufacturing PMI NOV48.65150.200
    2018-12-01KRExports YoY NOV4.50%22.70%00
    2018-12-01KRImports YoY NOV11.40%28.1% ?00
    2018-12-01KRBalance of Trade NOV$5.14B$6.47B ?$ 3.1B00