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  • Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on charges that he engaged in a bribery scheme to carry out the sale of a Vietnamese building complex, a U.S. prosecutor said on Friday. Attorney Daniel Noble said that a request had been made for the arrest of Ban Ki- sang, who was an executive at South Korean construction firm Keangnam Enterprises Co Ltd.. Ban Ki- sang could not be...

  • Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on charges that he engaged in a bribery scheme to carry out the sale of a Vietnamese building complex, a U.S. prosecutor said on Friday. Attorney Daniel Noble said that a request had been made for the arrest of Ban Ki- sang, who was an executive at South Korean construction firm Keangnam Enterprises Co Ltd.. Ban Ki- sang could not be...

  • Computers are a key contributor to the U.S.-China trade deficit.

    North Asia will be hit the hardest when U.S. president-elect Trump follows through on his promises on trade, said Goldman Sachs.

  • SEOUL, South Korea— Samsung Electronics said Friday it will announce on Jan. 23 the reason why its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones overheated and caught fire. Koh Dong- jin, Samsung's mobile president, will give details of the probe. The announcement comes after a South Korean court dismissed on Thursday a request by prosecutors to arrest Samsung Vice Chairman Lee...

  • Samsung will announce the cause of the Galaxy Note 7 fires a day before its full-year 2016 earnings.

  • *Samsung mobile chief, Koh Dong- jin, to attend briefing. SEOUL, Jan 20- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said it will announce on Jan. 23 the results of a probe on what caused some Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to catch fire, as the firm seeks to recover from one of the biggest product safety failures in tech history. The head of it mobile business, Koh Dong- jin, who announced the...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 19- When world powers agreed in 2015 to lift sanctions on Iran in return for curbs on its nuclear program, the deal's supporters in the United States, Europe and Tehran hoped renewed trade and investment could boost Iran's private sector and weaken the state's hold on the economy. But a Reuters review of business accords reached since then shows...

  • SEOUL, South Korea— The family smartphones? It's difficult for people outside South Korea to fully grasp what Samsung, a truly global brand, means inside its home country, where it is far more than just another big company. Those diverse views only intensified Thursday when a court rejected prosecutors' request to arrest Samsung heir and Vice Chairman Lee...

  • SEOUL, Jan 19- Lotte Chemical Corp is looking into acquiring troubled Singapore petrochemical company Jurong Aromatics Corp, as the South Korean company continues to push for growth. It was also forced to halt production for around 18 months until last summer to fix a technical issue at an integrated refining-petrochemical complex in Singapore that had cost...

  • SEOUL, Jan 19- A South Korean court on Thursday dismissed an arrest warrant against the head of Samsung Group, the country's largest conglomerate, amid a graft scandal that has led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye. But the reprieve for Jay Y. Lee, 48, may only be temporary, as the special prosecutor's office said it would pursue the case.

  • SEOUL, Jan 19- A South Korean court on Thursday dismissed an arrest warrant against the head of Samsung Group, the country's largest conglomerate, amid a graft scandal that has led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye. But the reprieve for Jay Y. Lee, 48, may only be temporary, as the special prosecutor's office said it would pursue the case.

  • SEOUL, Jan 19- A South Korean court on Thursday denied a special prosecutor clearance to arrest the head of Samsung Group, the country's largest conglomerate, amid a graft scandal that has led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye. The pre-dawn decision by the Seoul Central District Court to allow him to go home was welcomed by Samsung Group.

  • SEOUL, Jan 19- A South Korean court on Thursday dismissed a warrant to arrest the head of the Samsung Group, the country's largest conglomerate, amid a graft scandal that has led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye. The pre-dawn decision by the Seoul Central District Court to allow Jay Y. Lee to go home is likely to come as a major relief to Samsung Group,...

  • Samsung Group's heir-apparent Lee Jae-Yong in center. A South Korean court dismissed a warrant to arrest Lee amid a graft scandal that led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye.

    Chaebol reform may finally materialize in Asia's fourth-largest economy if a leftist candidate win the upcoming presidential election.

  • Jay Y. Lee, vice chairman of Samsung, leaves after attending a court hearing at the Seoul Central District Court on January 18, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea.

    A South Korean court dismissed a warrant to arrest Samsung Group head Jay Y. Lee.

  • We are looking to seize opportunities across APAC: Aussie FinMin

    Mathias Cormann, Australian finance minister, discusses the intended trajectory of his country's economy.

  • WASHINGTON— From Wal-Mart to General Motors to Amazon, a growing number of the world's largest companies appear to be trying to get in step with President-elect Donald Trump's demand that employers hire and keep jobs at home. Trump, in response, has taken to Twitter to signal his approval. "Thank you to General Motors and Walmart for starting the big jobs push back...

  • *Graphic of poll results: http://tmsnrt.rs/2e7JFpt. Jan 18- The global economic outlook remains shaky, despite recent pockets of resilience, according to the overwhelming majority of economists polled by Reuters who said a rise in protectionist trade policies would hamper growth. That uncertainty is heightened by the signs of a rise in nationalist...

  • SEOUL, South Korea— A Seoul court on Thursday denied a request to arrest one of South Korea's most powerful men, the heir to the Samsung Electronics juggernaut, in a setback to prosecutors investigating an influence-peddling scandal that toppled South Korea's president. The decision means that Samsung avoids what could have been a stunning fall for the...

  • SEOUL, Jan 18- A South Korean judge questioned Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee behind closed doors on Wednesday to decide whether he should be arrested over his alleged role in a corruption scandal that led parliament to impeach President Park Geun-hye. Lee, 48, in dark overcoat and purple necktie, did not answer questions from reporters as he left the Seoul...