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 on Tuesday, its foreign distributor was slammed with the usual $2,100 tariff.

Ready, set, free trade with South Korea!

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March 15 2012

The capitalist who (still) loves North Korea

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On the morning late last year that 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, ’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 is a minor miracle.

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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 …

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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 this year.

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October 11 2011

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

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SEOUL, Oct 11 (Reuters) – 's state-run GasCorp () 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

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October 09 2011

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

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SEOUL, Oct 10 (Reuters) – South 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 …

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October 03 2011

Obama sends trade deals to Congress

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sent trade deals with Colombia, South and to afternoon, and the House is expected to vote on them as early as next week.

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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, and .

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September 14 2011

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

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SEOUL, Sept 15 (Reuters) – '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 …

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September 14 2011

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

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

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