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31/7/05

SEOUL to Offer Electricity as Reward if North Korea Ends Nuclear …
New York Times – United States
BEIJING, July 31 – A planned joint statement from the six-nation talks
in Beijing aimed at persuading North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons
program will …
www.nytimes.com/2005/08/01/international/asia/01korea.html

KOREA’S Electronics Exports Put Boom Behind Them
Chosun Ilbo – Seoul,South Korea
The pillars of Korea’s export-dependent economy are shaking after key electronics
and electrical goods like home appliances, computers, and mobile phones

english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200507/200507310006.html

KOREA Isolated in Global Business Investment Boom
Korea Times – South Korea
… Korean firms have focused on safe investments, meaning that they avoid
making an investment if there is no guarantee for returns,’’ Korea Institute
of …
times.hankooki.com/lpage/biz/200507/kt2005073117164811860.htm

30/7/05

N Korea and US begin to close gulf over nuclear arms
Financial Times – London,England,UK
… Christopher Hill, the US assistant secretary of state, said last night
that the talks had gone into “a new phase” and although North Korea had
been “trying to …
news.ft.com/cms/s/aee2d536-0095-11da-b57e-00000e2511c8.html

US and DPR of Korea hold another bilateral session
Viet Nam News Agency – Hanoi,Vietnam
Beijing (VNA) – The United States and the Democratic People’s Republic
of Korea (DPRK) on July 30 held bilateral talks to narrow their differences
in order to …
www.vnagency.com.vn/NewsA.asp?LANGUAGE_ID=2&CATEGORY_ID=34&NEWS_ID=161054

JAPAN – North Korea Preview
Soccer Age Japan – Japan
After twelve years of avoiding an encounter with each other, Japan and
North Korea appear to be fated to make up for lost time. …
www.goal.com/NewsDetail.aspx?idNews=77148&progr=0

29/7/05

CHINA eyes Korea talks statement
CNN International – USA
… China (AP) — China proposed a draft statement Saturday in a possible
sign of progress at six-nation nuclear talks aimed at convincing North
Korea to disarm …
edition.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/asiapcf/07/30/koreas.nuclear.ap/

KOREA talks to continue amid differences
Hindu – Chennai,India
The talks are yet to reach a conclusion or draft a joint statement, said
an official of the Republic of Korea (ROK) delegation on condition of
anonymity. …
www.hindu.com/2005/07/30/stories/2005073002641600.htm

SINO-KOREA Trade to Hit US$110 billion: Chinese Ambassador
Chosun Ilbo – Seoul,South Korea
Chinese Ambassador to Korea Li Bin said Friday that trade this year between
Korea and China was expected to increase by 20 percent to US$110 billion.

english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200507/200507290027.html

28/7/05

US Offers North Korea Evidence That Nuclear Secrets Came From …
New York Times – United States
WASHINGTON, July 28 – In negotiations with North Korea this week, the Bush
administration has for the first time presented the country with specific
evidence …
www.nytimes.com/2005/07/29/politics/29korea.html

US concessions bring North Korea deal closer
Financial Times – London,England,UK
The US hopes to secure North Korea’s agreement on Friday on a draft statement
of principles for the six-party talks on dismantling Pyongyang’s nuclear

news.ft.com/cms/s/e6fa8ee8-ff7b-11d9-86df-00000e2511c8.html

S. Korea’s Cheju set to become int’l city
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
South Korea’s Cheju Province’s plan to turn the resort island into a free
international city is expected to get a boost, as voters approved the
local government …
english.people.com.cn/200507/29/eng20050729_199044.html

KOREA’S Jang Jeong Takes Early Lead at British Open
Chosun Ilbo – Seoul,South Korea
Korea’s Jang Jeong is looking for her first victory as a pro as she takes
an early lead at the Women’s British Open at Royal Birkdale. …
english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200507/200507290002.html

S. Korea Urges Regional N. Korea Development Bank, Maeil Says
Bloomberg – USA
… South Korean Finance Minister Han Duck Soo proposed that China and
Japan help form a $30 billion northeast Asia development bank to help
North Korea become a …
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000101&sid=a1Ulds.5S2oI&refer=japan

27/7/05

US, North Korea see progress with nuclear talks
Seattle Times – United States
… In their remarks, he noted, North Korea and the United States sought
to emphasize their willingness to meet demands from the other side and
seek common ground …
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002404191_nkor27.html

MYANMAR muddle resolved, ASEAN focuses on N.Korea
Reuters – USA
… Southeast Asian foreign ministers, their looming row with the West
over Myanmar averted, meet counterparts from China, Japan and South Korea
on Wednesday, with …
today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=worldNews&storyID=
2005-07-27T044104Z_01_N27210583_RTRIDST_0_INTERNATIONAL-ASEAN-DC.XML

MATILDAS held by Korea
Special Broadcasting Service – Australia
The Matildas have played out a scoreless draw overnight in the first of
two international matches against Korea in Jeonju. The Australians …
twg.sbs.com.au/home/index.php3?id=61018

S. Korea Rating Raised to Highest Since Before Crisis (Update3)
Bloomberg – USA
July 27 (Bloomberg) — South Korea had its debt rating raised by Standard
& Poor’s to the highest since an International Monetary Fund bailout in
1997 …
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000080&sid=asQdIGzhaquU&refer=asia

S. Korea Envoy to US Offers to Resign Amid Slush Fund Reports
Bloomberg – USA
July 27 (Bloomberg) — South Korea’s ambassador to the US Hong Seok Hyun
offered to resign after the Chosun Ilbo newspaper reported last week he
is connected …
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=100000
87&sid=aXEvbNURxn10&refer=top_world_news

25/7/05

NORTH Korea nuclear talks resume
CNN – USA
BEIJING, China (CNN) — Diplomats from the United States, North Korea and
four other Asia-region powers have sat down together in the Chinese capital
Tuesday …
money.cnn.com/cnn/2005/WORLD/asiapcf/07/25/koreas.nuclear.meet/

SOUTH Korea’s SK Telecom says second-quarter profit up 56 per cent
National Post – Canada
SEOUL (AP) – SK Telecom Co., South Korea’s largest wireless telephone operator
by sales, said Monday its earnings jumped 56 per cent in the second quarter

www.canada.com/national/nationalpost/news/story.
html?id=8e85f8b7-7d3e-4287-8e78-c3bb44c66515

ASIAN Stocks: Japan’s Nikkei Falls, Led by Kyocera; Korea Gains
Bloomberg – USA
… South Korea’s Kospi index gained 0.2 percent after the central bank
said the economy expanded at the fastest pace in more than a year in the
second quarter. …
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000006&sid=aZULaLdQS7Es&refer=home

S. Korea’s 2nd-Qtr GDP Rises 1.2%, Fastest in a Year (Update3)
Bloomberg – USA
July 26 (Bloomberg) — South Korea’s economy grew in the second quarter
at the fastest pace in more than a year as consumer spending, investment
and …
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000006&sid=a9ayECwtXJCU&refer=home

US says N.Korea sovereign, no intention to attack
Wired News – USA
BEIJING (Reuters) – Six-party talks on North Korea’s nuclear programs opened
on Tuesday with the United States saying it views the regime as a sovereign
nation …
wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?section=
Breaking&storyId=1067299&tw=wn_wire_story

24/7/05

JAPAN may give energy aid to N. Korea
The Japan Times – Japan
Japan will provide energy aid to North Korea in cooperation with the US
and South Korea if substantial progress is made in getting Pyongyang to
abandon its …
www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/getarticle.pl5?nn20050725a2.htm

KOREA’S royal lineage ends
Globe and Mail – Canada
Nonetheless, thousands of mourners in black suits and traditional white
robes followed the coffin of the last direct heir to Korea’s throne through
the streets …
www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTG
AM.20050724.wkorea0724/BNStory/International/

KOREA This Week
Korea Times – South Korea
South and North Korea begin three-day working-level consultations on marine
cooperation in Kaesong, North Korea. South Korea and …
times.hankooki.com/lpage/nation/200507/kt2005072419085911990.htm

N. Korea ‘feels no need’ to include Japan in talks
Chicago Sun-Times – United States
WASHINGTON — North Korea is set to return to nuclear weapons talks in
China on Tuesday to tell its neighbors and the United States how far it’s
willing to go …
www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-nkorea24.html

NORTH, South Korea meet in Beijing
CNN International – USA
South Korea’s Deputy Foreign Minister Song Min-soon is shown arriving in
Beijing this weekend. BEIJING, China (AP) — Delegations …
edition.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/asiapcf/07/24/koreas.nuclear.ap/

N.KOREA plays deal-maker ahead of nuclear talks
Reuters.uk – UK
SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea has moved with uncharacteristic speed ahead
of next week’s six-party talks on its nuclear programmes to strike deals
with the …
today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyID=
2005-07-24T040009Z_01_KWA414359_RTRUKOC_0_KOREA-NORTH-DEALS.xml

JAPAN Likely to Return War Monument to Korea After September
Chosun Ilbo – Seoul,South Korea
South Korea’s foreign ministry says some time after this September, Japan
will likely give back a historical stone monument it seized from Korea
a century ago. …
english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200507/200507230001.html

NORTH Korea won’t hold Japan nuke talks
Kansas City Star – MO,USA
TOKYO – North Korea took another swipe at Tokyo on Saturday, saying it
“feels no need” to sit down directly with Japan at upcoming nuclear talks
because the …
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/12210351.htm

AIR Force in S. Korea wraps up drills to test forces’ war …
Stars and Stripes – Washington,D.C.,USA
OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea — The US Air Force in South Korea wrapped up
a routine weeklong exercise Friday that saw pilots attacking mock ground
targets and …
www.estripes.com/article.asp?section=104&article=30539

23/7/05

OFFICIALS set new attempt at brokering deal with N. Korea
USA Today – USA
WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea is returning to nuclear weapons talks in
China on Tuesday to tell its neighbors and the United States how far it’s
willing to …
www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2005-07-23-us-nkorea_x.htm

KOREA to Cut Standby Power Below 1 Watt
Korea Times – South Korea
… ``If 40 percent of appliances keep their standby power consumption
below 1W in 2010, Korea will save 121 billion won,’’ the Ministry of Commerce,
Industry …
times.hankooki.com/lpage/biz/200507/kt2005072220073411900.htm

KOREA Submits UN Security Council Reform Plan
Chosun Ilbo – Seoul,South Korea
Twelve states including Korea and Italy that make up “Uniting for Consensus”,
a group that for various reasons opposes permanent seats on the UN Security

english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200507/200507220031.html

FILIPINO worker in Korea is second in construction contest
Manila Times – Manila,Philippines
… A trainee-worker in Korea, Lucas won second prize at the 13th Construction
Association of Korea Competition on Korean Construction Techniques, held
recently in …
www.manilatimes.net/national/2005/jul/23/yehey/top_stories/20050723top6.html

N.KOREA Blanks Proposal to Take Down DMZ Guard Posts
Chosun Ilbo – Seoul,South Korea
South Korea has proposed to North Korea the two countries dismantle their
guard posts in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). Seoul made …
english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200507/200507220036.html

22/7/05

NORTH Korea says peace treaty key to nuclear issue
Reuters.uk – UK
… the armistice that ended the 1950-1953 Korean War would resolve the
nuclear crisis on the Korean peninsula, a spokesman for North Korea’s
Foreign Ministry said …
today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyID=20
05-07-22T050957Z_01_MOR207702_RTRUKOC_0_KOREA-NORTH.xml

STRIKE may curb Korea exports
International Herald Tribune – France
SEOUL: South Korea’s vice finance minister warned Thursday that exports
may be hurt by a strike at Asiana Airlines, as the country’s No. …
www.iht.com/articles/2005/07/21/business/hot.php

N.KOREA Silent on Hyundai’s Proposal for Landmark Tourism Project
Chosun Ilbo – Seoul,South Korea
Plans to launch tours to Mount Baekdu, located on North Korea’s border
with China, are facing uncertainties. Hyundai Asan, the organizer …
english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200507/200507220003.html

CITIBANK Korea denies deception claims
Banking Business Review – USA
Citibank Korea has dismissed union accusations that it deceived customers
by overcharging interest on its mortgage loans. 21 Jul …
www.banking-business-review.com/article_news.as
p?guid=3CAA6493-497A-4620-8868-777A87D3C313

KOREA to Spend W70 Bil. for Second Antarctic Base
Korea Times – South Korea
South Korea plans to spend some 70 billion won ($67 million) by 2011 to
build a second research center in Antarctica, the government said Thursday.

times.hankooki.com/lpage/tech/200507/kt2005072119343611790.htm

20/7/05

JAPANESE abductees haunt N.Korea nuclear talks
Reuters.uk – UK
TOKYO (Reuters) – Nearly 30 years after her daughter disappeared, Sakie
Yokota is hoping next week’s six-party talks on North Korea’s nuclear
ambitions will …
today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=worldNews&storyID=
2005-07-21T022233Z_01_MOR108537_RTRUKOC_0_KOREA-NORTH-JAPAN.xml

N. Korea objects Japan’s bid for UN seat
Xinhua – China
BEIJING, July 21 — North Korea has reiterated its position that Japan
is not qualified to be granted a permanent seat on the Security Council.

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-07/21/content_3247246.htm

KOREA Could Find Joining Expanded G8 Difficult
Chosun Ilbo – Seoul,South Korea
Korea may have a tough time joining the G8 even if it expands to 10 since
its economy, currently one of the 10 biggest in the world, will slip to
No. …
english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200507/200507200029.html

DPRK and South Korea oppose Japan raising abduction issue
Asian Tribune – Bangkok,Thailand
Beijing, 21 July, (Asiantribune.com):The Democratic People’s Republic of
Korea(DPRK) strongly opposed to Japan’s intention to raise the Japanese
abduction …
www.asiantribune.com/show_news.php?id=15102

HIDDINK Says Korea Only Has to Ask
Chosun Ilbo – Seoul,South Korea
Coach Guus Hiddink, the man behind Korea’s semifinal run in the 2002 World
Cup, dropped a bombshell Wednesday when he revealed he would love to coach
the …
english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200507/200507200021.html

19/7/05

NORTH Korea faces pressure to give up nuclear arms
Scotsman – United Kingdom
NORTH Korea will come under pressure to scrap its nuclear weapons programme
when it resumes disarmament talks next week after a 13-month boycott.

thescotsman.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=1654132005

S Korea Kepco Raises EUR250M Bond To Diversify Portfolio
Yahoo News – USA
By Karen Lane. SINGAPORE (Dow Jones)—Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEP)
Tuesday sold EUR250 million in five-year bonds in a move to …
sg.biz.yahoo.com/050719/15/3tkza.html

CITIGROUP Korea, Executive Sued by Union Over Loans (Update2)
Bloomberg – USA
Citibank Korea Inc. … ``We hope the bank will honor its promises to customers
in Korea,’’ Lee Yong Ha, a deputy leader at the Koram union said in an
interview. …
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000080&sid=aBe0uJWWTMx0&refer=asia

TREAT N.Korea rights like old USSR, activists say
Swissinfo – Switzerland
… With the United States, China, Japan, Russia and South Korea slated
to resume six-party nuclear talks with North Korea on July 26, the US
government-funded …
www.swisspolitics.org/en/news/index.php?secti
on=int&page=news_inhalt&news_id=5953939

BUSH Says US `Committed’ to Diplomatic Solution With N. Korea
Bloomberg – USA
… George W. Bush said he told Australia’s Prime Minister John Howard
that the US is committed to resolving the confrontation with North Korea
over nuclear arms …
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000080&sid=aRJIxk_QREUI&refer=asia

18/7/05

DUBAI firm sells South Korea refiner stake
International Herald Tribune – France
SEOUL Sovereign Asset Management said Monday that it had sold its entire
stake in SK Corp., the largest oil refiner in South Korea, for $900 million,
ending a …
www.iht.com/articles/2005/07/18/business/skoil.php

N Korea seeks US trust at nuke talks
Deccan Herald – Bangalore,India
North Korea on Monday said it won’t give up nuclear weapons without receiving
anything in exchange, but that it wanted to build trust and respect with
its …
www.deccanherald.com/deccanherald/jul192005/foreign1952412005718.asp

KOREA’S Lee captures her first LPGA title as Moodie stumbles
Daily Times – Lahore,Pakistan
… South Korea’s Il Mi Chung and Dorothy Delasin were two strokess off
the pace, but shot 72 and 73 respectively and were unable to halt Lee’s
title run. afp.
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_19-7-2005_pg2_24

PILOT strike cripples S.Korea air service
Science Daily (press release) – USA
SEOUL, July 18 (UPI) — South Korea’s air services were disrupted Monday
when unionized pilots of Asiana Airlines staged a strike for a second
day. …
www.sciencedaily.com/upi/?feed=TopNews&article=
UPI-1-20050718-05491600-bc-skorea-strike.xml

KOREA to Save W13 Tril. in Energy Cost
Korea Times – Seoul,South Korea
By Kim Sung-jin. South Korea is expected to save 13 trillion won in energy
import expenses for 20 years starting in 2008. The Ministry …
times.hankooki.com/lpage/biz/200507/kt2005071820281711910.htm

17/7/05

NORTH Korea nuclear talks to start July 26
Xinhua – Beijing,China
BEIJING, July 18 — Stalled six-party talks aimed at ending North Korea’s
nuclear weapons programmes will begin on July 26 in Beijing, but no date
has been set …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-07/18/content_3233418.htm

S Korea’s unionized pilots start strike
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
NO SHOW: While the pilots’ union at Korea’s No. 1 … unlimited.”. The
strike comes as South Korea enters its peak summer-travel season. …
www.taipeitimes.com/News/worldbiz/archives/2005/07/18/2003264055

KOREA, China to Promote Tax Policy Consultation
Korea Times – Seoul,South Korea
South Korea and China have agreed to promote more frequent and speedy consultations
on each other’s tax policies, the Ministry of Finance and Economy said
on …
times.hankooki.com/lpage/biz/200507/kt2005071719484511880.htm

16/7/05

CANADA to engage in free-trade talks with South Korea
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
Canada announced on Friday that it would open formal free-trade negotiations
with South Korea as Ottawa aims for a firmer foothold in the booming Asian
region. …
www.taipeitimes.com/News/biz/archives/2005/07/17/2003263910

KOREA’S Lee wins public links title
Kansas City Star – MO,USA
Everything here is foreign to her, including the English language. So Korea’s
Eun Jung Lee couldn’t verbalize very well how she felt Saturday. …
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/12151948.htm

GOING nowhere on North Korea
eTaiwan News – Taipei,Taiwan
It’s mildly encouraging that after a year of cooling its heels, North Korea
will be returning to the stalemated six-nation talks on its nuclear weapons

www.etaiwannews.com/Opinion/2005/07/17/1121568136.htm

SOUTH Korea advised to benchmark Dubai as a financial hub
Middle East North Africa Financial Network – Middle East
… ‘’To make South Korea a regional hub in Northeast Asia, a firm vision
and long-term strategy is essential,’ said Park Jae-Ryong, a senior researcher
at the …
www.menafn.com/qn_news_story_s.asp?StoryId=100333

KOREA trip builds bonds, identities
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
OLYMPIA — Mark Owen went to South Korea in search of his past — the orphanage
he lived in as a toddler, the culture he never embraced growing up, even
the …
seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/232844_adoption16.html

15/7/05

RUSSIA, South Korea clinch 20-year natural gas deal
Xinhua – Beijing,China
MOSCOW, July 15 (Xinhuanet) — Russia signed a deal Friday with South Korea
to ship liquified natural gas (LNG) from its Far East to the east Asian
nation for …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-07/16/content_3225682.htm

N. Korea may take up alleged US nukes in S. Korea, Japan at talks
Japan Today – Tokyo,Japan
SEOUL — North Korea wants to take up the alleged presence of US nuclear
weapons in South Korea and Japan at the upcoming six-nation talks aimed
at persuading …
www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=7&id=343612

ADRA Opens Café in North Korea
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) opened a European
style café in the center of Pyongyang in the Democratic People’s Republic
of Korea (DPRK …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/fromthefield/219487/112144150575.htm

KOREA’S Richest 1 Percent Own Half Its Land
Chosun Ilbo – Seoul,South Korea
The upper 1 percent of Koreans own more than a half of Korea’s private
land, government figures show. The top 100 land owners …
english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200507/200507150032.html

FREE Trade with Korea will Deal Canada’s Manufacturing Sector a …
Canada NewsWire (press release) – Canada
TORONTO, July 15 /CNW/ – The federal government’s announcement today that
Canada is opening free trade negotiations with the Republic of Korea is
a further …
www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/July2005/15/c2058.html

14/7/05

US wants progress from N. Korea in July 25 talks
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is encouraged by North Korea’s
promise to return to nuclear talks on July 25 but wants progress and not
“talks for …
today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=worldNews&storyID=
2005-07-14T225030Z_01_N14510973_RTRIDST_0_INTERNATIONAL-
KOREA-NORTH-USA-DC.XML

KOREA to Show Off IT During APEC
Korea Times – Seoul,South Korea
By Seo Jee-yeon. Korea will take advantage of the Asia-Pacific Economic
Cooperation (APEC) to position itself as an information technology (IT)
powerhouse. …
times.hankooki.com/lpage/nation/200507/kt2005071419502611980.htm

KOREA Times Opens International Education Institute
Korea Times – Seoul,South Korea
By Kim Tong-hyung. The Korea Times yesterday opened an international education
institute to help local students transfer to universities abroad. …
times.hankooki.com/lpage/nation/200507/kt2005071422202111950.htm

MOODY’S plays down S.Korea ratings rise speculation
Reuters – USA
SEOUL, July 15 (Reuters) – North Korea’s return to talks over its nuclear
programmes will not ease constraints on South Korea’s credit ratings without
tangible …
today.reuters.com/business/newsarticle.aspx?typ
e=tnBusinessNews&storyID=nSEO280608&imageid=&cap=

LEGO to Pull Factory out of Korea
Chosun Ilbo – Seoul,South Korea
Danish toy maker Lego is completely pulling its factory out of Korea in
late August due to high labor costs and labor-management tensions. …
english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200507/200507140010.html

13/7/05

S.KOREA, Japan, US meet to discuss nuclear talks
Reuters – USA
SEOUL (Reuters) – Negotiators from South Korea, Japan and the United States
will meet on Thursday to hammer out a strategy for coaxing North Korea
into ending …
today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=worldNews&storyID=2005
-07-14T053356Z_01_N14683074_RTRIDST_0_INTERNATIONAL-KOREA-NORTH-TALKS-DC.XML

POSCO Japan listing a first for S. Korea firms
Malaysia Star – Petaling Jaya,Malaysia
… Shares in POSCO, South Korea’s third largest stock with a market value
of US$16.4bil, were up 1.02% at 197,500 won by 0313 GMT, beating the main
index, up 0.23 …
biz.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2005/7/14/business/11477515&sec=business

KOREA`S i-river comes to India; to pose challenge for iPod
Business Standard – India
… “In Korea, we have a 50 per cent market share in this segment, followed
by Samsung, Apple, with its ipod, and a local company, i-audio,” he said.

www.business-standard.com/iceworld/storypage_link.php?
chklogin=N&autono=194494&lselect=3&leftnm=lmnu9&leftindx=9

[NEWS FOCUS]With the price and quality right, N. Korea products …
Korea Herald (subscription) – Seoul,South Korea
Despite the ties of brotherhood, North Korea is still a threatening nation
for many in Park Young-bok’s generation. No wonder then …
www.koreaherald.co.kr/SITE/data/html_dir/2005/07/14/200507140006.asp

CANADA moving closer to free trade deal with South Korea: minister
Canada.com – Canada
OTTAWA (CP) – Canada is close to launching formal free-trade negotiations
with South Korea as part of the federal government’s efforts to gain a
firmer – and …
www.canada.com/businesscentre/story.html?id=0463df62-ea24-4a6e-a8cd-090e763a794a

12/7/05

RICE hails Seoul energy aid to N.Korea
Science Daily (press release) – USA
SEOUL, July 13 (UPI) — US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice welcomed
Seoul’s energy aid offer to North Korea as “creative and useful” in resolving
the …
www.sciencedaily.com/upi/?feed=TopNews&article
=UPI-1-20050712-23431600-bc-rice-norkor.xml

KOREA’S FTC to Hear Microsoft Competition Case
Chosun Ilbo – Seoul,South Korea
Korea’s antitrust watchdog will hear arguments on Wednesday into whether
Microsoft unfairly used its monopoly power to shut out rivals by bundling
programs …
english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200507/200507130003.html

PETRONAS gets Korea Gas contract for LNG
Malaysia Star – Petaling Jaya,Malaysia
PETROLIAM Nasional Bhd (Petronas) has signed a contract to supply as much
as two million tonnes a year of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Korea Gas
Corp for 20 …
biz.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2005/7/13/business/11466211&sec=business

POSCO to become first S.Korea firm to list in Japan
Reuters – USA
… Shares in POSCO, South Korea’s third-largest stock with a market value
of $16.4 billion, were up 1.02 percent at 197,500 won by 0313 GMT, beating
the main …
today.reuters.com/business/newsArticle.aspx?type=basicIndustries&storyID=nSEO296191

CATALOG Offers English Materials About Korea
Korea Times – Seoul,South Korea
The Korean Overseas Information Service (KOIS) has published a catalog
of materials to promote Korea overseas, giving foreigners a handy list
of English …
times.hankooki.com/lpage/nation/200507/kt2005071220475711980.htm

11/7/05

INVOLVING N.Korea’s Kim said key in nuclear talks
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON, July 11 (Reuters) – North Korea’s return to nuclear talks opens
a new chapter in the impasse, but striking an agreement will require the
United …
today.reuters.com/business/newsarticle.aspx?type=tnBusinessNews&storyID=nN11499330&imageid=&cap=

S.KOREA to continue playing active role in resolving nuclear issue
Xinhua – Beijing,China
… The meeting was held two days after the Democratic People’s Republic
of Korea (DPRK) and the United States agreed on resuming the six-party
talks in the last …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-07/11/content_3206459.htm

KOREA Poised to Participate in Oil Projects in Australia
Korea Times – Seoul,South Korea
In a bid to diversify oil supplies, Korea plans to take part in oil and
gas development projects in Australia set for 2005 and 2006, the Ministry
of Commerce …
times.hankooki.com/lpage/biz/200507/kt2005071118070011910.htm

DPR of Korea: children malnourished and underweight despite …
YubaNet – Nevada City,CA,USA
Despite some progress since the famine of the mid-1990s, children in the
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) are still malnourished and
underweight by …
www.yubanet.com/artman/publish/article_22688.shtml

10/7/05

NORTH Korea to respond to US plan to end nuclear row
Sify – Taramani,Chennai,India
Phuket, Thailand: North Korea has agreed to give a detailed response to
a US-led aid-for-disarmament proposal when it returns to nuclear talks
later this month …
sify.com/news/international/fullstory.php?id=13893017

N. Korea’s Return to Talks Marks Good Progress, Hosoda Says
Bloomberg – USA
July 11 (Bloomberg) — North Korea’s decision to return to six-party talks
marks good progress, Hiroyuki Hosoda, Japan’s top government spokesman,
said at a …
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000101&sid=a9DdESY._hXI&refer=japan

US key combat division finishes transformation in S.Korea
Xinhua – Beijing,China
SEOUL, July 11 (Xinhuanet) — A US combat division stationed along inter-Korean
border in South Korea has completed its transformation into more expeditionary

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-07/11/content_3203802.htm

PROTESTERS, Police Clash in South Korea
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
PYONGTAEK, South Korea — Thousands of people protesting at the site of
the planned new headquarters for the US military in South Korea clashed
Sunday with …
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/wire/sns-ap-sko
rea-us-base,1,7270372.story?coll=sns-ap-world-headlines

SOUTH Korea, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore & Thailand
Times Online – UK
… Like Japan, South Korea are celebrity crazy with Beckham, predictably,
the main attraction. Should Park live up to the promise he …
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,27-1688931,00.html

www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/SEO280345.htm
N.Korea may divert focus of talks – S.Korea media
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
SEOUL, July 11 (Reuters) – North Korea may try to steer six-country talks away from its nuclear arms programmes by focusing negotiations instead on general …

9/7/05

NORTH Korea Tells US It Would Resume Talks
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
BEIJING — After a year of stalling, North Korea told the United States
on Saturday it would resume six-nation talks in late July with the goal
of negotiating …
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-nktal
ks10jul10,0,4917884.story?coll=la-home-headlines

N.KOREA agrees to return to N-talks by month-end
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
LONDON, JULY 9: North Korea has agreed to return to stalled six-way talks
on its nuclear weapons programmes in the week starting July 25, the state
North …
www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=74193

SOUTH Korea Labor Campaign Loses Intensity
Forbes – USA
… During the 1970s and 1980s, South Korea’s labor movement gained a reputation
for being one of the most militant – and violent – in Asia, with frequent
clashes …
www.forbes.com/business/businesstech/feeds/ap/2005/07/09/ap2130361.html

NORTH Korea agrees to return to six-party talks
Hindustan Times – Delhi,India
North Korea’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Kim Kye-gwan and US Assistant
Secretary of State Christopher Hill, who led their countries’ delegations
to the …
www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1426232,00050004.ht

 

    
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