February 25th @ 11:53 AM GMT
Yahoo! Amazon's Korean expansion is expected to open for business by mid-March, according to reports.> (Business)
February 25th @ 10:11 AM GMT
Yahoo! U.S. taxi service provider Uber Technologies Inc on Wednesday said it will make its low-cost uberX ride-sharing service available free of charge in Seoul, in its second bid this month to operate legally in South Korea. Uber started charging a fee last year for the taxi-like service, which matches passengers via a smartphone app with private drivers who do not hold commercial transport licenses. Prosecutors subsequently indicted Uber's chief executive, Travis Kalanick, as well as its South ... (Technology)
February 26th @ 6:17 AM GMT
Wall Street Journal South Koreans are on a borrowing binge. Cheap credit is fueling rapid growth in household debt, which clocked its biggest quarterly gain on record at the end of 2014. (World)
February 26th @ 10:58 AM GMT
Reuters Samsung Electronics will freeze wages in 2015 for employees in South Korea for the first time in six years, after the world's biggest smartphone maker saw profits fall in the face of rising competition.<img width='1' height='1' src='http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c/35217/f/654208/s/43ce27a9/sc/21/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/> (Technology)
February 28th @ 2:10 AM GMT
Yahoo! The International Olympic Committee executive board on Friday gave the greenlight to organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Games to move three competition venues as part of a plan to trim more than $1 billion from the budget. The IOC board meeting in Rio de Janeiro focused on preparations for the Tokyo games in five years time as well as the next Winter Olympics in the South Korean city of Pyeongchang in 2018. Tokyo Games CEO Toshiro Muto said the Japanese had submitted three venue changes as part o... (World)
February 26th @ 12:18 PM GMT
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February 25th @ 7:33 AM GMT
Yahoo! A gunman shot and killed three people Wednesday in and around a South Korean convenience store that he then set on fire before fleeing, police said. He was later found dead with a gunshot wound to his head in an apparent suicide. (World)
February 25th @ 7:32 AM GMT
Yahoo! North Korea could increase its nuclear arsenal from at least 10 weapons today to between 20 and 100 weapons in five years, U.S. researchers said Tuesday, as the Obama administration vowed to work with U.S. allies to pressure Pyongyang to denuclearize. The forecast of the secretive Asian nation's nuclear stockpile is based on projections made by American experts on weapons technology and the experience of nuclear programs of countries such as Israel, Pakistan, India and China. The findings ... (World)
February 25th @ 11:24 AM GMT
Wall Street Journal A surge in Chinese tourism and investment in the South Korean resort island of Jeju is altering the shape of the local economy, bringing wealth and jobs as well as tensions and growing pains. (World)