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China leads Asian markets lower as trade concerns linger
by Youkyung Lee - June 27, 2018 - 3:22pm
China led Asian markets mostly lower on Wednesday as jitters over trade conflicts between the world's major economies lingered. The prices of oil extended gains as the U.S. pushed other countries to cut oil imports...
Asian stocks mixed as trade disputes worry investors
by Youkyung Lee - June 22, 2018 - 2:02pm
Asian stocks were mixed Friday as investors were still wary over trade disputes between China and the U.S. as well as between the U.S. and Europe that could hurt corporate profit and jobs.
Asian stocks slump after Fed signals faster rate hikes
by Youkyung Lee - June 14, 2018 - 12:51pm
Asian stocks slumped Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve raised its key interest rate and said it would pick up the pace of future increases. South Korea's market benchmark tumbled 1.6 percent on the first trading...
Friend of ex-S. Korean president, Lotte chairman get prison
by Youkyung Lee - February 14, 2018 - 12:00am
A confidante accused of collaborating with South Korea's former president for personal gain was sentenced yesterday to 20 years in prison for bribery
North Korea leader impressed with South's delegation welcome
by Youkyung Lee - February 13, 2018 - 11:05am
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Tuesday it is important to continue a reconciliatory mood between the Koreas and expressed satisfaction with the North Korean delegation's visit to the South, in his first remarks...
North Korea leader impressed with South's delegation welcome
by Youkyung Lee - February 13, 2018 - 8:56am
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Tuesday it is important to continue a reconciliatory mood between the Koreas and expressed satisfaction with the North Korean delegation's visit to the South, in his first remarks...
To give or not Samsung phone to North Korean Olympians
by Youkyung Lee - February 7, 2018 - 5:30pm
Here is an Olympian question that Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organizer is wrestling with: to give or not to give the Samsung Galaxy phone to the 22 North Korean athletes.
Rival Koreas agree to talk on art troupe's visit to Olympics
by Youkyung Lee - January 14, 2018 - 3:00am
The rival Koreas have agreed yesterday that their talks next week will address a North Korean art troupe's visit to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the South, rather than the participation of the nation's at...
Stocks dip, oil hits 2-year high after Saudi arrests
by Youkyung Lee - November 6, 2017 - 7:38pm
Global stocks mostly fell on yesterday and the price of oil hit a two-year high after a spate of high-profile arrests in Saudi Arabia unnerved some investors and suggested the kingdom could be more bullish in pursuing...
Trump's N. Korea tweets: Sowing confusion or hard reality?
by Youkyung Lee - October 2, 2017 - 6:14pm
US President Donald Trump's latest tweets on North Korea, in which he said his top diplomat is wasting his time trying to start talks, were seen by some in Asia as sowing confusion and by others as hard reality...
South Korean court sentences Samsung heir to 5 years prison
by Youkyung Lee - August 25, 2017 - 8:00pm
A South Korean court sentenced the billionaire chief of Samsung to five years in prison for crimes that helped topple the country's president, a stunning downfall that could freeze up decision making at a global...
Samsung to sell recycled Note 7 phone in South Korea at $611
by Youkyung Lee - July 4, 2017 - 2:20am
Samsung Electronics plans to recycle and sell its recalled Galaxy Note 7 phones starting this week in South Korea, salvaging their unused parts.
Experts see possible North Korea links to global cyberattack
by Youkyung Lee - May 16, 2017 - 7:00pm
Cybersecurity experts are pointing to circumstantial evidence that North Korea may be behind the global "ransomware" attack: the way the hackers took hostage computers and servers across the world was similar to...
Expert finds more possible North Korea links to cyberattack
by Youkyung Lee - May 16, 2017 - 10:39am
A South Korean cybersecurity expert said Tuesday there is more circumstantial evidence that North Korea may be behind the global "ransomware" attack: the way the hackers took hostage computers and servers across...
Asian shares tumble on jitters over Trump reform agenda
by Youkyung Lee - March 22, 2017 - 4:23pm
Shares fell in Asia on Wednesday, with Tokyo tumbling more than 2 percent, after U.S. stocks took their biggest loss in five months. The sell-off overnight on Wall Street was spurred by legislative obstacles to a...
Samsung: Note 7 battery design, manufacturing caused fires
by Youkyung Lee - January 23, 2017 - 9:23am
Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday that problems with the design and manufacturing of batteries in its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones caused them to overheat and burst into fire.
South Korean court denies a request to arrest Samsung's de facto head
by Youkyung Lee - January 19, 2017 - 10:04am
A Seoul court on Thursday denied a request to arrest one of South Korea's most powerful men, the heir to the Samsung Electronics juggernaut in a setback to prosecutors investigating an influence-peddling scandal...
Counting 1 million crowds at anti-president rallies in Seoul
by Youkyung Lee - November 27, 2016 - 1:03pm
South Korea is seeing its biggest wave of street demonstrations in decades, but nobody is sure how many people are taking to the streets each week.
Galaxy Note 7 recall shows challenges of stronger batteries
by Youkyung Lee - September 16, 2016 - 5:30am
Samsung's recall of 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 phones after several dozen caught fire and exploded may stem from a subtle manufacturing error, but it highlights the challenge electronics makers face in packing ever...
Samsung recalls Galaxy Note 7 after battery explosions
by Youkyung Lee - September 3, 2016 - 1:00am
Samsung recalled its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on Friday after finding some of their batteries exploded or caught fire.
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