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2010-12-03 18:48:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- "For the United States, this trade agreement will yield exports, and those exports will yield jobs. Such negotiated agreements are key to competitiveness in what is clearly a global marketplace. The United States has been a party to fewer than twenty of the hundreds of bilateral and regional trade agreements that exist around the world today. That has to change, and this agreement is a critical part of a move in the right direction. I applaud the...

2009-08-12 18:07:00

Over 70 Korean exhibitors including Hyundai Motor Company, Hyundai Heavy Equipment, and LS Cable will display cutting edge technologies; KOREA-US Business Partnership Forum will bring global business leaders together to share business experiences and strategies for leveraging Korea for penetrating the East Asian market CHICAGO, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Organized by KOTRA (Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency), "KOREA EXPO 2009" at Chicago's Navy Pier on September 10-12, 2009...

2009-05-01 14:21:44

South Korea's trade surplus reached $6 billion in April, attributable to a drop in imports and a favorable exchange rate, a government report said Friday. The Ministry of Knowledge Economy report said the country's exports reached $30.6 billion last month, falling 19.0 percent year-over-year, with imports plummeting 35.6 percent to $24.6 billion, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported. The monthly surplus topped the $4.3 billion reported in March, and was much higher that the $3.8...

2009-03-10 10:04:22

The South Korean president's office called for the National Assembly to ratify a free trade agreement recently called unacceptable in the United States. President Obama's nominee for U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk in confirmation hearings for the position Monday evening called the agreement with South Korea simply unfair. In his testimony, Kirk said the deal simply isn't acceptable. Hours later, a spokeswoman for the presidential office Kim Eun-hye urged passage of the agreement as it is,...

2009-01-20 11:22:08

South Korea's trade minister said the European Union had agreed to an eighth and, possibly, final round of trade talks in March. We confirm that we have made significant progress during this week's talks, Trade Minister Kim Jong-hoon told reporters Tuesday, the Yonhap News Agency reported. EU negotiator Catherine Ashton agreed we have made significant progress. Calling the issues complex and complicated, Ashton said, our principle is to develop and support our business and the economy. A free...

2008-10-14 00:00:19

By Anne Penketh World Focus North Korea If you were keeping a scorecard of the nuclear brinkmanship between North Korea and the United States, today it would show game, set and match for Pyongyang over the world's only remaining superpower. The totalitarian state secured a major strategic victory at the weekend over the US, which finally removed North Korea from its terrorism blacklist, consigning to history President George Bush's description of Pyongyang as a member of the "Axis of...

2008-10-13 18:00:11

The International Atomic Energy Agency said Monday North Korea allowed its inspectors back into the Yongbyon nuclear facility. In a statement on its Web site, the agency said core discharge activities at the reactor would resume Tuesday and inspectors would reapply containment and surveillance measures. North Korea said last Thursday it would not allow the nuclear watchdog's inspectors back and had earlier threatened to resume its nuclear program but reversed course after the United...

2008-10-01 06:00:31

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Byun Duk-kun: "Divided Koreas To Hold Military Talks Thursday"] Seoul, Oct. 1 (Yonhap) - Officials from the two Koreas will meet this week at the joint security area inside the demilitarized zone dividing the countries in what will be their first military dialogue in over eight months, the Defence Ministry said Wednesday [1 October]. The talks, first proposed for Tuesday by communist North Korea, will begin at 10 a.m. on...

2008-09-29 06:00:20

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap Inchon, Sept. 29 (Yonhap) - A Chinese fishing boat was allegedly shelled last week by the North Korean coast guard, officials said Monday. The vessel came under fire at around 9:40 a.m. Saturday, according to officials at the South Korean Ministry of Defence. Its 44-year old skipper, whom authorities identified by his last name Kung, was seriously injured. Kung is now hospitalized at Inha University in Inchon, west of Seoul,...

2008-09-28 21:00:30

MOSCOW. Sept 28 (Interfax) - The presidents of Russia and South Korea at their Monday talks in Moscow will pay special attention to the effective use of the potential of bilateral relations for building up trade, economic and investment cooperation, a Kremlin source told Interfax on Monday. "The talks will center around issues of long-term interaction in such spheres as the fuel and energy sector, transportation, space, nuclear power engineering, science and engineering, IT, communications...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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