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FDI in 2017: Japan exceeds South Korea, China emerges

VietNamNet Bridge - Investments from Japan, South Korea and China were the most significant players in FDI (foreign direct investment) in 2017.

South Korea boat collision leaves 13 dead

 At least 13 people have died after a fishing boat collided with a 336-tonne tanker and capsized off South Korea's west coast.

FDI to Vietnam is mostly from Asia, with South Korea ranked first

VietNamNet Bridge - The great advantages of Vietnam’s business environment and its membership in FTAs and the AEC have helped to attract many investors from Asia.

US, EU investors still hesitant: experts

Unresolved issues in Vietnam’s regulations and the business environment have resulted in relatively low FDI inflows from US and European multinational companies, experts say.

Vietnam increases petrol imports from ASEAN, South Korea

 Vietnam imported petroleum mainly from the ASEAN and South Korea in the first seven months of 2017, which together accounted for 90 per cent of the imports.

Is the trade deficit with South Korea a concern for Vietnam?

VietNamNet Bridge - Economists have said that the increased trade deficit with South Korea is not expected to lead to changes in Vietnam’s economic structure.

Samsung Electronics to launch refurbished Note 7 phones in South Korea from July 7

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Sunday it will start selling a refurbished version of the recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphone in South Korea on July 7, using batteries different from those that caused some handsets ...

Vietnam's biggest trade deficit is with South Korea

A report of the General Statistics Office (GSO) shows a significant increase in Vietnam’s exports to South Korea in the first four months of the year, reaching $4.4 billion, an increase of 32 percent compared with the same period last year. 

Japan, South Korea drive global bitcoin prices as retail investor pile in

 Japanese and South Korean buying helped drive the price of bitcoin to an all-time high this week, with the digital currency more than doubling its value since the start of the year, 

South Korea's disgraced Park leaves Blue House, says truth will out

 Disgraced South Korean leader Park Geun-hye left the presidential Blue House on Sunday, two days after a court dismissed her over a corruption scandal, facing life as a private citizen and the possibility of jail.

Second strain of foot-and-mouth disease confirmed in South Korea

 A second strain of foot-and-mouth disease has been confirmed at a dairy farm in South Korea, three days after an outbreak was first reported,

South Korea to vaccinate all cattle against foot-and-mouth disease

 South Korea's agriculture ministry said on Tuesday it will carry out a nationwide vaccination for cattle against foot-and-mouth disease by Thursday in an attempt to prevent further spread of the virus.

South Korea to strengthen battery safety rules after Note 7 fires

 South Korea said on Monday it will strengthen lithium-ion battery safety requirements and conduct regular inspections to avoid repeats of fires which forced Samsung Electronics Co Ltd to withdraw its premium Galaxy Note 7 handset.

South Korea investigators mull arrest warrant for Samsung leader: Yonhap

 South Korean special prosecutor's office is considering whether to seek an arrest warrant for Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee amid a probe into an influence-peddling scandal involving President Park Geun-hye,

South Korea prosecutor seeks arrest warrant for pension chief

 South Korea's special prosecutor's office said on Thursday it has applied for a warrant to arrest National Pension Service Chairman Moon Hyung-pyo, who is under emergency detention, on charges of abuse of power and giving false testimony.

South Korea raises bird flu alert to highest level for first time

 South Korea's agriculture ministry raised the country's bird flu alert status to the highest level for the first time on Thursday as the disease has spread quickly nationwide.

South Korean goods weaving their way through Vietnam’s market

VietNamNet Bridge - Following an invasion of South Korean barbecue restaurants, Korean food products have been entering the Vietnamese market through retail channels.

Viet Nam win first friendly match in South Korea

 VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam’s national football team defeated Seoul FC 3-0 in a friendly match yesterday (Oct 20) in Paju, South Korea.

South Korea orders battery safety measures for Samsung Note 7

South Korea said on Thursday it ordered Samsung Electronics Co Ltd to take additional measures to ensure that batteries used in Galaxy Note 7 handsets are safe, as the firm prepares to resume sales of the smartphone in South Korea.

Samsung to cap Note 7 battery charge in South Korea via software update

 Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS), which has urged users of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone to turn them in due to fire-prone batteries,