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  • North Korea's Kim Jong Un

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country needs to deliver a "serious blow" to those imposing sanctions by ensuring its economy is more self-reliant, state media Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said on Thursday.

  • *F-35 crashed over the Pacific close to northern Japan. *F-35 was first to be assembled in Japan. TOKYO, April 10- Search and rescue teams found wreckage from a crashed Japanese F-35 stealth fighter in the Pacific Ocean close to northern Japan, and are scouring the waters for the missing pilot, authorities said on Wednesday.

  • A Chinese flag floats in the middle of traditional lanterns in the alleyways in Beijing, China.

    The International Monetary Fund said China is projected to grow by 6.3 percent this year, higher than the previous forecast of 6.2 percent.

  • Edith Yeung, Head of Greater China & Partner of 500 Startups China, speaks during Fireside Chat on Day 1 of CNBC East Tech West at LN Garden Hotel Nansha Guangzhou on November 27, 2018 in Nansha, Guangzhou, China.

    As the current crop of tech unicorns — such as Lyft — go public, venture fund 500 Startups is looking toward other frontiers for the next wave of innovation.

  • Early Wednesday in South Korea, Reuters published a story quoting South Korean officials declaring victory over the United States and China as the site of the world's first commercial launch of a fifth generation telecoms network. U.S. carriers disputed South Korea's claims to be first. After the piece was published, AT&T Inc and Verizon Communications Inc...

  • LISBON, April 5- As major cities struggle to tackle the challenges of mass tourism, mayors from around the world gathered in Lisbon and adopted a first of its kind declaration to ensure the growing sector is beneficial for both visitors and locals alike. Mayors and vice mayors from 16 cities including Lisbon, Barcelona, Paris, Sao Paulo and Seoul pledged on Friday...

  • Early Wednesday in South Korea, Reuters published a story quoting South Korean officials declaring victory over the United States and China as the site of the world's first commercial launch of a fifth generation telecoms network. U.S. carriers disputed South Korea's claims to be first. After the piece was published, AT&T Inc and Verizon Communications Inc...

  • Samsung said in a regulatory filing last month that it predicted a bigger-than-expected price decline for major memory products due to seasonal weakness in demand.

  • An investor watches the electronic board at a stock exchange hall on February 25, 2019 in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province of China.

    Asia — especially high-growth regions like China, India and Southeast Asia — are under-represented in global stock portfolios, says asset management firm Fidelity International.

  • Light from signs illuminates a street in Seoul, South Korea, on Monday, July 25, 2011.

    South Korea's headline inflation slowed to its weakest pace since July 2016 in March on declines in food prices and weaker service costs growth, adding pressure for policymakers to shift to an easing stance and ramp up stimulus.

  • Hyundai and Kia together have recalled over 2.3 million vehicles since 2015 to address various engine fire risks. Hyundai said in a statement it was cooperating and added it has been in "frequent, open and transparent dialog regarding non-collision engine fires." The agency said while prior Kia and Hyundai vehicle recalls covered by the probe are primarily...

  • SEOUL, April 1- South Korean President Moon Jae- in said on Monday he hopes North Korea responds positively when he meets U.S. Speaking to his cabinet, Moon said he would use the April 11 summit in Washington to discuss restarting U.S.- North Korea talks, advancing a peace process and creating a "virtuous cycle" of improving relations with Pyongyang.

  • Visitors enter the Bank of Korea (BOK) museum at the central bank's headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018.

    South Korea's exports contracted for a fourth month in March but at a slower rate in a sign of continued strain on the trade reliant economy, putting pressure on policymakers to shift to an easing stance to ward off growing external risks.

  • U.S. dollar, British pound and euro notes.

    Sterling fell across the board on Monday as uncertainty rose after British lawmakers failed to find a convincing majority for any alternative option to Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal.

  • *Growing number of young Koreans reject conventional career paths. SEOUL, April 1- Yoon Chang- hyun's parents told him to get his sanity checked when he quit his secure job as a researcher at Samsung Electronics Co in 2015 to start his own YouTube channel. The 65 million won a year salary- triple South Korea's average entry level wage- plus top-notch healthcare and...

  • HANOI, March 29- Vietnam's economy grew at a slower pace in the first quarter as weakening global demand for smartphones weighed on exports, government data showed on Friday. "The global smartphone market has been witnessing a decline over the past few years, and like most other markets, Vietnam has been inevitably affected by this slowdown," said Kim Yang- jae, an...

  • Tomomi Inada, a key advisor to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

    Japan has ample room to accept more foreign labor to fill a widening demographic gap, says Tomomi Inada, a lawmaker with prime ministerial ambitions.

  • *Policy easing expectations rise across Asia after Fed pause. *Australia, India, Philippines, Indonesia have room. SEOUL/ HONG KONG, March 27- A slowing global economy and abrupt end to Federal Reserve policy tightening have shifted rate cut expectations in Asia to probable from possible, with the market betting on moves by a growing list of central banks.

  • *Co cites slowing demand for chips, display panels. SEOUL, March 26- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Tuesday first-quarter profit would likely miss market expectations due to falls in chip prices and slowing demand for display panels, in an unprecedented statement ahead of its earnings guidance. The firm was forecast to post a 7.2 trillion won operating...

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    Samsung, the world's largest smartphone maker, says it is due to weak memory and display business.