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Yuan hits 6-1/2-month high; other currencies rise in tight range

Asian currencies rose on Wednesday as strong manufacturing data from China coupled with a risk-happy market environment spurred interest in emerging currencies, with the Chinese yuan jumping to its highest in six-and-a-half months.

Samsung to showcase world's first 'stretchable' display

Samsung on Monday said it will showcase the world`s first "stretchable" panel during the SID 2017 hosted by the Society for Information Display US tech fair.

Russia's Putin says ready to help resolve North Korea nuclear issue: South Korea

"We hope for Russia to play a constructive role in order for North Korea to stop with its nuclear provocations and go the way of denuclearisation," Moon Jae-in.

India, S. Korea to discuss financial cooperation

Officials from New Delhi and Seoul will meet in New Delhi on Thursday to discuss ways to expand economic and financial cooperation, South Korean Finance Ministry said on Monday.

Sunken South Korean passenger ferry lifted after 3 years

South Korean officials on Thursday lifted a sunken passenger ferry which capsized in 2014 killing over 300 people.

South Korean ruling party splits over impeached President Park Geun-hye

South Korean ruling party splits over impeached President Park Geun-hye

Dozens of South Korean lawmakers have left the country's conservative ruling party over a corruption scandal surrounding impeached President Park Geun-hye in a move that could shape the presidential elections that might take place in just months.

8 out of 10 South Koreans support President Park Geun-hye's impeachment

At least eight out of 10 South Koreans support the move for impeachment of President Park Geun-hye after prosecutors identified her as an accomplice to Choi Soon-sil, her longtime confidante indicted for abuse of power and extortion, a survey said on Thursday.

China Open: PV Sindhu saves three match points to beat Sung Ji Hyun; enters first ever Super Series Premier final

China Open: PV Sindhu saves three match points to beat Sung Ji Hyun; enters first ever Super Series Premier final

Indian badminton ace PV Sindhu on Saturday saved three match points to enter the women's singles final at the 2016 China Open in Fuzhou.

North Korea executes vice premier for education in latest purge, says South Korea

North Korea has executed its vice premier for education and rebuked two high-ranking officials, South Korea said on Wednesday, which, if true, would mark a new series of measures by leader Kim Jong Un to discipline top aides. 

Park In-Bee wins first women`s golf gold medal in 116 years; Aditi Ashok finishes 41st

Park In-Bee wins first women`s golf gold medal in 116 years; Aditi Ashok finishes 41st

Aditi carded five-over 76 to end her campaign at the 41st spot in the women's golf event, which had nine of the world's Top-10 players.

South Korea premier pelted with eggs, bottles over missile site

Angry residents a rural South Korean town throw raw eggs and water bottles at the Prime Minister.

Why 60 lakh Koreans consider Lord Ram's Ayodhya their maternal home?

Why 60 lakh Koreans consider Lord Ram's Ayodhya their maternal home?

Every year about hundreds of South Korean tourists visit Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh to pay tributes to their legendary queen Hur Hwang-ok . 

Korean Hwang Jung-gon eagles final hole to edge favourite Ryo Ishikawa at Casio World Open

Korean Hwang Jung-gon eagles final hole to edge favourite Ryo Ishikawa at Casio World Open

It was his third victory on the Japan Tour, and his second in Kochi, after his previous success in 2012.

Korean 'Son' rises in England, helps Tottenham Hotspur down Crystal Palace

Korean 'Son' rises in England, helps Tottenham Hotspur down Crystal Palace

 Son Heung-min was Tottenham`s hero once again as the South Korean`s first Premier League goal clinched a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Govt to revise tax treaty with South Korea

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to South Korea this month, the Cabinet Wednesday approved revising the double tax avoidance pact with Seoul to provide tax stability and facilitate flow of investment and technology between the countries.

S Korea launches new trade dispute with US: WTO

South Korea on Monday took the United States to task before the World Trade Organization over Washington`s decision to slap anti-dumping tariffs on South Korean imports of steel pipes used by the oil industry.

S Korea, Australia sign $4.5 bn currency swap deal

South Korea and Australia signed Sunday a currency swap deal worth USD 4.5 billion, Seoul`s central bank said, in a move to boost trades and help curb currency swings.

Two South Korean firms in Kaesong to close operations

Three out of the 123 companies in the complex have not restarted their factories.

S Korea voices 'concern' on US veto of Apple ban

The South Korean government voiced "concern" on Monday at a White House decision to overturn a US sales ban imposed on certain Apple products deemed to have infringed a Samsung technology patent.

South Korea's industrial output falls

South Korea's industrial output fell for the first time in three months as inventory correction in mobile phone industry reduced demand for chips and display panels, statistical office data showed Thursday.