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2009-07-06 16:27:16

South Korean officials have announced plans to create nearly 2 million green jobs during the next five years. The office of President Lee Myung-bak announced Monday that officials are aiming to make South Korea one of the top seven nations for green growth by 2020, the Yonhap News Agency reported Monday. Based on our past development experience that made possible the country's intensive development, but with more details than the economic development plans of the past, the five-year green...

2009-04-22 07:44:09

A South Korean parliamentary committee approved a free trade agreement with the United States, sending the deal to a plenary session for ratification. The free trade agreement, signed in June 2007, has found opposition in both countries, Yonhap news reported Wednesday. Before the vote in Seoul, opposition lawmakers held a press conference asking representatives to postpone the vote until lawmakers in Washington appeared more likely to endorse it.

2009-04-21 10:40:00

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak Tuesday said the country was taking unprecedentedly swift measures to dig itself out of the economic downturn.

2009-03-23 15:15:00

South Korea's Presidential Council on Future and Vision said an initiative called the Human New Deal is aimed at supporting the country's middle class.

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.

2009-01-05 08:04:45

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak will head a new council intended to combat the economic downturn, a government spokesman said. The council made up of bank officials and economic ministers will meet weekly in an Emergency Economic Situation Room, which presidential spokesman Lee Dong-kwan called

2008-12-27 15:35:29

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak said Saturday his country will suffer its first period of negative economic growth in a decade. Lee blamed the situation on the global financial problem, Yonhap News Agency reported. On an annual basis, Korea may attain some economic growth, but may undergo economic contraction in the first and second quarters, Lee said.

2008-08-26 06:00:51

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "China's Hu Meets S. Korean Business Leaders"] Seoul, Aug.

2008-08-05 09:00:03

U.S. President George Bush arrived in Seoul for talks with his South Korean counterpart on military, economic and diplomatic issues. Discussions between Bush and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak also were expected to touch on the recently resumed U.S.

2008-08-04 06:15:00

South Korea's unpopular young government is having second thoughts about the benefits of running the world's most wired society.

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