South Korea's President-elect, Park Geun-hye, used her first major speech on Thursday to warn of the risks posed by a hostile North Korea and also fired a political shot across the bows of Japan's incoming Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.» Read More
SEJONG, South Korea, April 1- Hopes hardened in South Korea on Monday for a government stimulus package and an interest rate cut, after weak export and import figures and soft price data showed the economy sliding further towards stagnation.
*Bank of Korea cites Japan monetary policy as "uncertainty" factor. SEOUL, Feb 14- South Korea's central bank held interest rates steady for a fourth straight month on Thursday, as expected, but warned that Japan's expansionary monetary policy could impact future growth as a weak yen could undercut Korean exporters' competitiveness.
SEOUL, Feb 14- South Korea's central bank held interest rates steady for a fourth straight month on Thursday, in line with market expectations, as the world's biggest economies show signs of improvement and domestic inflation remains low.
*Obama says test makes North Korea more isolated. North Korea has said Tuesday's test was an act of self-defence against "U.S. hostility" and threatened stronger steps if necessary.
SEOUL, Feb 12- North Korea conducted a nuclear test on Tuesday, South Korea's defence ministry said, after seismic activity measuring 4.9 magnitude was registered by the U.S. Geological Survey.
SEOUL, Feb 1- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Chairman Lee Kun- hee fended off a lawsuit by estranged family members demanding he hand over billions of dollars of shares in Samsung companies as a South Korean court ruled in his favour on Friday.