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  • South Korea revised fourth quarter GDP up 0.9 percent quarter on quarter, same as estimated

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's economy grew a seasonally adjusted 0.9 percent in the October-December period from the previous quarter, revised data from the central bank showed on Wednesday, unchanged from its earlier estimate. The Bank of Korea...
  • Car sales recovery gains pace in France, Spain and Italy

    PARIS (Reuters) - Car sales rose in France, Spain and Italy last month, according to data published on Tuesday, adding to signs that a southern European recovery is gaining strength. Renault and PSA Peugeot Citroen led an 8.9 percent year-on-year rise in...
  • Asian Games organisers ask IOC to help bring North Korea to Incheon

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean organisers of this year's Asian Games in Incheon have asked the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for help in getting North Korea to take part in the multi-sports event. The news comes amid heightened tension on the...
  • 'Jiseul' Plucks First Wildflower Korea Award

    HONG KONG - Black and white drama "Jiseul" and migrant worker documentary "Scenery" were named on Tuesday as winners of the inaugural Wildflower Film Awards Korea. The awards, organized by former Variety correspondent, Darcy Paquet, are intended to...
  • South Korea exports show global demand picking up but China a worry

    SEOUL (Reuters) - Advanced economies stepped up their purchases of goods from South Korea last month, data showed on Tuesday, a hopeful sign global consumption will underpin Asia's export-reliant economies even as slackening demand in China drags on...
  • South Korea March PMI seasonally adjusted 50.4 vs. 49.8 in February :HSBC/Markit

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's manufacturing activity expanded in March as new export orders picked up, a private sector survey showed on Tuesday, suggesting that the economy continues to grow at a modest pace. The HSBC/Markit purchasing managers' index...
  • South Korea's new central bank chief vows consistency, predictability

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's new central bank chief promised on Tuesday consistent and predictable policy and effective communication as he started work on guiding a sustained recovery in Asia's fourth-largest economy. Lee Ju-yeol, 61, a veteran...
  • South Korea says March exports to U.S., EU grow sharply vs. year ago

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's exports to the United States and the European Union grew sharply in March over a year earlier but shipments to its largest market of China posted only a modest increase, government data showed on Tuesday. March exports...
  • South Korea March housing prices rise for seventh month in row

    SEOUL (Reuters) - Housing prices across South Korea rose for the seventh consecutive month in March and by the fastest pace in 28 months, data from the top mortgage lender showed on Tuesday. Housing prices rose 0.28 percent in March from February and...
  • North, South Korea exchange fire at disputed sea border

    North, South Korea exchange fire at disputed sea border
    SEOUL –- South and North Korea exchanged artillery across their disputed maritime border Monday, the South Korean military reported.  As the North conducted live-fire military drills, shells reportedly landed on the southern side of the Northern...
  • North, South Korea exchange artillery fire

    North, South Korea exchange artillery fire
    North Korea fired more than 100 artillery rounds into South Korean waters as part of a drill on Monday, prompting the South to fire back, officials in Seoul said, but the exercise appeared to be more saber rattling from Pyongyang rather than the start...