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Securities firms adjust down stock market outlook
SEOUL, June 18 (Yonhap) -- Local securities firms have adjusted down their outlook for the main stock market but are raising the possibility of a brighter second half, financial watchers said Monday. Cape Investment & Securities had (...)
YonhapNews - 18 June 2018
Ruling party to hold convention to elect new leadership in August
SEOUL, June 18 (Yonhap) -- The ruling Democratic Party (DP) plans to hold a party convention on Aug. 25 to elect new leadership, party officials said Monday, following its landslide victory in last week's local elections. The new leader will (...)
YonhapNews - 18 June 2018
8 out of 10 South Korean trading companies willing to partake in inter-Korean projects
Eight out of ten South Korean trading companies intend to take part in projects with North Korea if inter-Korean trade resumes going ahead, a survey shows. The Institute for International Trade (...)
The Hankyoreh - 18 June 2018
ICT leads exports for 17th month in April
SEOUL, June 18 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's exports in April were again led by the information, communication and technology (ICT) sector while other products lagged far behind and showed signs of contraction, data showed Monday. Export figures (...)
YonhapNews - 18 June 2018
Moon's approval rating climbs to five-week high
SEOUL, June 18 (Yonhap) -- President Moon Jae-in's approval rating reached a five-week high last week while that of the ruling Democratic Party reached a record high, a poll showed Monday. In the weekly poll conducted by Realmeter, Moon's (...)
YonhapNews - 18 June 2018
US jury orders Samsung pay to US400 million for violating patent laws
A US jury handed down a verdict on June 16 ordering Samsung Electronics to pay US$400 million in compensation for the improper use of key mobile technology patents in its smartphones. Samsung (...)
The Hankyoreh - 18 June 2018
Seoul stocks open tad lower on tech losses
SEOUL, June 18 (Yonhap) -- South Korean stocks opened mildly lower early Monday due to losses by large-cap technology shares. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) inched down 0.82 point, or 0.03 percent, to 2,403.22 in the (...)
YonhapNews - 18 June 2018
[Interview] “Complete, verifiable and irreversible economic development” key to denuclearization
“The South Korean and US media have been criticizing the North Korea-US summit agreement for failing to including the ‘V’ and ‘I’ parts of CVID [complete, verifiable, and irreversible dismantlement]. (...)
The Hankyoreh - 18 June 2018
(LEAD) 15 pct of listed firms post record-high share prices this year
(ATTN: RECASTS lead; ADDS info in last para) SEOUL, June 18 (Yonhap) -- Shares for some 15 percent of listed companies hit all-time highs this year, data showed Monday. Of 2,098 companies listed on the benchmark KOSPI and the secondary (...)
YonhapNews - 18 June 2018
Experts muse over options for economic cooperation if sanctions are lifted against North Korea
Amid speculation about the international community lifting sanctions against North Korea following the North’s summit with the US, there are growing hopes for inter-Korean economic cooperation. While (...)
The Hankyoreh - 18 June 2018
Supreme Court to review issue of conscientious objection
The question of conscientious objection – that is, refusing to enroll in the military or bear arms because of religious beliefs – will be reviewed by the full bench of South Korea’s (...)
The Hankyoreh - 18 June 2018
Trump mentions giving Kim Jong-pun a “very direct number”
“I gave [North Korean leader Kim Jong-un] a very direct number. He can now call me if he has any difficulties, [or] I can call him.” US President Donald Trump’s remarks to reporters on June 15 (...)
The Hankyoreh - 18 June 2018
[Photo] LKP to dissolve central organization following defeat in local elections
Following a crushing defeat in the mayoral and gubernatorial elections and the resignation of party leader Hong Joon-pyo on June 14, acting chief of the Liberty Korea Party (LKP) Kim Sung-tae (...)
The Hankyoreh - 18 June 2018
[Photo] Abe indicates hope to hold summit with North Korea
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appeared on a TV program for Yomiuri Telecasting Corp. and expressed intentions to “form a relationship of mutual trust” with North Korea. Abe also indicated that (...)
The Hankyoreh - 18 June 2018
[Photo] China proposes holding another trilateral summit in Beijing
The Japanese press has reported that China has proposed hosting a South Korea-China-Japan summit toward the end of this year. Kyodo News and The Yomiuri Shimbun reported on June 18 that Chinese (...)
The Hankyoreh - 18 June 2018
KOSPI 2,404.68 UP 0.64 points (open)
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YonhapNews - 18 June 2018
KOSDAQ 866.44 UP 0.22 points (open)
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YonhapNews - 18 June 2018
Monday's weather forecast
SEOUL, June 18 (Yonhap) -- The following is the weather forecast for South Korea's 12 major cities at 9:00 a.m. Monday. Temperature (C) Condition Possibility High/Low of Rain (
YonhapNews - 18 June 2018
Dollar opens at 1,101.0 won UP from 1,097.7 won
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YonhapNews - 18 June 2018
Two Koreas to discuss sports exchanges at truce village
SEOUL, June 18 (Yonhap) -- Sports could work as an important stepping stone to expand inter-Korean exchanges and build peace on the Korean peninsula, the head of a South Korean delegation said Monday as he headed to Panmunjom for sports (...)
YonhapNews - 18 June 2018
Korean comedy-detective film beats 'Jurassic World' in first weekend
By Shim Sun-ah SEOUL, June 18 (Yonhap) -- The Accidental Detective 2: In Action topped the box office in its opening weekend, sinking Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom to a close second, data showed Monday. The Korean comedy-detective flick (...)
YonhapNews - 18 June 2018
Yonhap news advisory for Monday June 18
The following stories are scheduled to be covered by Yonhap News Agency. Your queries are welcome. Yonhap's English-language news desk can be reached by telephone at 82-2-398-3451 (general) and 82-2-398-3460 (economics), and by email at (...)
YonhapNews - 18 June 2018
S. Korea's military set for Dokdo defense exercise
SEOUL, June 18 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's Navy said Monday it will soon kick off a regular exercise on defending the nation's easternmost islets of Dokdo amid Japan's continued territorial claim. The two-day training is to start in the afternoon, (...)
YonhapNews - 18 June 2018



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