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2009-02-13 12:51:19

An average of 10,000 South Korean small businesses close daily during the economic crisis, the National Statistical Office says. NSO officials said Friday that the number of self-employed individuals in South Korea fell 416,000 in January compared with November's figures, leading to the troubling business closing average, The Korea Times reported. January's lowered total of 5.59 million self-employed residents represented the lowest self-employment tally in South Korea since the country had...

2008-12-27 16:30:49

South Korean officials hope a sharp drop in the country's currency will mean an equally dramatic rise in visitors from China and Japan. Maeil Business News predicted a record 400,000 tourists from the two countries will come to South Korea in January. The month is a major travel time in East Asia because of the New Year holiday. The won's value has declined 40 percent, making South Korea a relative bargain for visitors from its neighbors. The Korea Times reported Chinese often come to South...

2008-12-10 15:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ --Enterprise Ireland (EI), the Irish Government's export engine for innovative technologies and services created by emerging and high-growth Irish companies, will host a series of business events this week in Silicon Valley and other West Coast locations to coincide with a visit by Ireland's President Mary McAleese. The itinerary features a breakfast event at Stanford University for Silicon Valley business leaders and a reception in Los Angeles,...

2008-10-25 15:00:15

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak says Asian and European leaders should help him entice North Korea into demilitarizing through economic cooperation. Addressing the Asia-Europe Meeting Saturday in Beijing where leaders of 40 nations met to discuss the global financial crisis, Lee called for their help in his efforts to link the two Koreas through natural gas pipelines and railways, Yonhap, the South Korean news agency, reported. "North Korea's nuclear weapons are a serious threat to...

2008-10-13 06:00:22

Text of report in English by South Korean newspaper Chungang Ilbo website on 12 October [Editorial: "'Normalizing' North Korea"] The United States has removed North Korea from its list of state sponsors of terrorism. In other words, it has opened the way for North Korea to be acknowledged as a "normal state" in the international arena. However, domestic US law still imposes another sanction on North Korea, a prohibition on providing financial support or export guarantees to communist...

2008-10-13 03:00:18

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Shim Sun-ah: "Unification Ministry Expects US Delisting to Positively Affect Inter-Korean Ties"] SEOUL, Oct. 13 (Yonhap) - South Korea's Unification Ministry said Monday it expects North Korea's removal from a US terrorism blacklist will positively influence inter-Korean ties. North Korea said on Sunday it would resume disabling its plutonium-producing nuclear plant and allow in inspectors after Washington announced a...

2008-10-10 15:00:10

Once again, the nuclear talks with North Korea have stalled. Pyongyang is preparing to restart plutonium production. And our diplomat, after a hasty repair visit, has left the capital apparently empty-handed. President Bush, after starting out rejecting the Clinton "framework" for denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, resumed six-nation talks two years ago. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice evidently persuaded him that threats and name-calling had failed and that diplomacy was worth a...

2008-10-10 09:00:41

S. Korea is largest user of farm chemicals among OECD members: local report SEOUL, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- South Korea is the largest user of farm chemicals among the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) members, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported on Thursday. According to a report by the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, local farmers used an average of 13.1 kg of fertilizers and pesticides for every hectare of arable land, higher than...

2008-10-09 06:00:29

From 22 July to 2 August, Pyongyang Korean Central Television (KCTV) via Satellite in Korean broadcast a series of propaganda programmes in response to the prevalent global food crisis. The series addressed the severity of the food crisis both at home and abroad, and emphasized "self-reliance" and "self-sufficiency" to surmount the crisis, introducing ways to attain better harvest. The television series was carried via an extremely rare vehicle called "intensive broadcast (Koreasn:...

2008-10-07 15:00:28

Excerpt from report by independent Somaliland newspaper Waaheen on 7 October A plane from Saudi Arabia which was carrying Somalis who had been deported from that country is said to have been denied clearance to land at Hargeysa airport. The plane is said to have tried to land at Mogadishu airport but aborted after being informed that Mogadishu airport was insecure. It then proceeded to Hargeysa to offload its human cargo. However, airport officials declined to have it land there forcing...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.