August 2nd @ 6:01 AM GMT
Yahoo! Pakistan's car market has been dominated by Japanese automakers for decades, but a mini-economic revival looks set to attract new players from Europe and Korea into the mix. Despite heavy taxation on imported vehicles, enthusiasm for owning a car in Pakistan has remained undented -- thanks in part to underdeveloped public transport in the country's sprawling cities, but also the social status it brings. Toyota, Suzuki and Honda car assembly plants already work around the clock in the sout... (Top Stories)
August 1st @ 6:00 PM GMT
Yahoo! In early April, North Korean media unveiled anew camouflage scheme for one of its most important military aircraft. The supreme leader himself, Kim Jong-Un, was seen on television footage at the controls of one of the spruced-up examples. North Korean An-2s could be used to fly low and slow over the border to drop commando teams behind South Korean lines so low that they would be difficult to pick up on radar. (Technology)
August 3rd @ 8:31 AM GMT
Yahoo! Similar business activity surveys for Taiwan, South Korea and Indonesia - all heavily reliant on Chinese demand - reflected varying degrees of weakness that is clouding hopes for a convincing global recovery in the second half of the year. With Greece's latest debt squeeze resolved, for now, investors' focus will shift back to sluggish European growth and whether the U.S. economy has healed enough to withstand its first expected increase in interest rates since 2006. ''We believe the ma... (Business)
August 1st @ 5:32 PM GMT
Yahoo! Jin-Young Ko of South Korea and Teresa Lu of Taiwan shot 3-under 69s Saturday to share the lead after the third round of the Women's British Open, with both players chasing a first major title. (Top Stories)
August 3rd @ 6:54 AM GMT
Yahoo! South Korea on Monday posted a record current account surplus for the first half of this year as slumping oil prices helped offset the impact of shrinking exports. The current account -- the broadest measure of foreign trade in goods and services -- showed an unprecedented surplus of $52.4 billion in the six months to June, according to data from the central Bank of Korea. The data showed tumbling oil prices that hit multi-year lows since late last year helped push down the value of imports... (Politics)
August 3rd @ 4:16 AM GMT
Yahoo! South Korea's Park In-bee had once hoped to win all the top tournaments in women's golf before her career came to an end. Park's three-shot win over compatriot Ko Jin-young at Turnberry gave her a seventh major championship and confirmed her status as one of the greatest players of all time. Park won the tournament in its previous incarnation as the Evian Masters before it became the LPGA's official fifth major two years ago. (Sports)
August 3rd @ 1:21 PM GMT
Yahoo! After admitting that it didn't do enough to prevent illnesses and deaths of workers at its Korean semiconductor plants, Samsung has launched a new fund to put things right. Reuters reports that the company (Business)
August 2nd @ 5:15 PM GMT
Yahoo! South Korea's Park Inbee claimed her seventh major Sunday when she carded seven birdies and an eagle in a record-equalling final round of 65 to win the Women's British Open. A 12 under par 276 total gave the 27-year-old world number one a three-shot triumph and a second major of the season to set alongside her third successive LPGA Championship in June. Park has also won two US Opens and the 2013 Kraft Nabisco Championship. (Sports)
August 2nd @ 5:02 AM GMT
SlashDot New submitter Manish Singh writes: Why is Samsung, the South Korean technology conglomerate which has the tentpole position in Android, becoming increasinglu focused on its homegrown operating system Tizen? At its annual developer summit this week, the company announced new SDKs for smartwatches, smart TVs, and smartphones, and also shared its future roadmap. (Technology)