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Lee Myung-bak is in the news in the Nikkei regarding his real reason for visitng Dokdo/Takeshima. Is that all there is to it? We examine other problems that might be lurking in the background.

Who said that Lee Myung-bak

Lee Myung-bak is in the news in the Nikkei regarding his real reason for visitng Dokdo/Takeshima. Is that all there is to it? We examine other problems that might be lurking in the background.

Aug, 13

South Korean government shopping in London

It appears that the South Korean government has been shopping in London. Well technically not, it has been in fact the National Pension Service and the Korea Investment Corporation that have been investing primarily in commercial […]

Apr, 11

South Korea does 1980s Japan again

In what will likely strike some of this blogs more ahem, established readers as a bit of a nostalgia trip, the assets of Busan Savings Bank chaired by Park Yeon-ho were recently auctioned by the Korean Depposit […]

Apr, 04

Tesco problems in South Korea

The UK’s most favoured supermarket chain is currently facing problems according to the Financial Times. The protectionist rhetoric emanating from both left and right-wing politicians to protect small store operators has apparently resulted in Tesco […]

Feb, 29

South Korea targets 35% self-sufficiency

The South Korean Government has announced that it aims to become 35% self-sufficient in Oil and Gas by 2020. The Korean Herald also noted that: … this year, the ministry plans to map out a […]

Feb, 22
The FTA that everyone forgot about

The FTA that everyone forgot about

A piece about China and South Korea from NHK. Negotiations for a FTA between China  and South Korea began the other day with a further statement that the tri-lateral talks (including Japan) will begin by […]

Feb, 09
About the new Mayor of Seoul: Park Won-soon

About the new Mayor of Seoul: Park Won-soon

Mr Park has been making headlines lately for being the Anti-bulldozer.Seeing as his English wikipedia page is lacking I figured a few bits and snippets were required. Let us begin with a timeline (mainly extracted […]

Feb, 07

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