March 15 2012

Ready, set, free trade with South Korea!

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When a company in Illinois shipped 800 tons of green, stringy, wood fibers to South Korea on Tuesday, its foreign distributor was slammed with the usual $2,100 tariff.

Ready, set, free trade with South Korea!

March 15 2012

The capitalist who (still) loves North Korea

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On the morning late last year that North Korea announced the death of Kim Jong Il, the dictator who for 17 years had presided over the world’s most isolated regime, James (Chin-Kyung) Kim, a 76-year-old Korean-American educator, was in an interesting place: his office in Pyongyang, North Korea’s capital. That alone is remarkable for a man who had in 1998 been a political prisoner of Kim Jong Il. But the fact that the institution James Kim created — the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) — is up and running in the heart of North Korea is a minor miracle.

The capitalist who (still) loves North Korea

March 05 2012

South Korea wins rights to explore UAE oil fields

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Two South Korean companies secured rights Monday to hunt for crude oil in three undeveloped oil fields in the United Arab Emirates, offering the energy-hungry Asian nation greater access to Mideast oil.The …

South Korea wins rights to explore UAE oil fields

October 18 2011

Qatar to ship record 8.3M tons of LNG to S. Korea

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Qatar’s energy minister says one of the Gulf state’s gas supply firms expects to ship a record 8.3 million tons of liquefied natural gas to South Korea this year.

Qatar to ship record 8.3M tons of LNG to S. Korea

October 11 2011

KOGAS says Sept domestic gas sales up 15.8 pct y/y

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SEOUL, Oct 11 (Reuters) – South Korea's state-run Korea GasCorp (KOGAS) said on Tuesday it had sold gasequivalent to 1.95 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas (LNG)domestically in September, up …

KOGAS says Sept domestic gas sales up 15.8 pct y/y

October 09 2011

S.Korea raises gas tariffs by 5.3 pct to help KOGAS

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SEOUL, Oct 10 (Reuters) – South Korea raised domestic gasrates by 5.3 percent on average on Monday in a move to reflecthigher import costs of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and help cutlosses in state-run …

S.Korea raises gas tariffs by 5.3 pct to help KOGAS

October 03 2011

Obama sends trade deals to Congress

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President Obama sent trade deals with Colombia, South Korea and Panama to Congress Monday afternoon, and the House is expected to vote on them as early as next week.

Obama sends trade deals to Congress

October 03 2011

Congress to take up trade deals soon

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The House is moving to vote on an Obama administration priority this week, paving the way for trade deals with Colombia, South Korea and Panama.

Congress to take up trade deals soon

September 14 2011

TABLE-S.Korea’s Aug coal imports up 5 pct y/y

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SEOUL, Sept 15 (Reuters) – South Korea's imports of coal inAugust rose 5 percent from a year earlier, customs data showed. Details of August imports are as follows (in tonnes/ in$/T): Aug 2011 Aug …

TABLE-S.Korea’s Aug coal imports up 5 pct y/y

September 14 2011

S.Korea’s Aug coal imports up 5 pct yr/yr -Customs

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SEOUL, Sept 15 (Reuters) – South Korea's August coal importsrose 5 percent to 9.66 million tonnes from 9.18 million tonnes ayear earlier, data from the Korea Customs Service showed. Imports of liquefied …

S.Korea’s Aug coal imports up 5 pct yr/yr -Customs