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The Korean daily media headlines and humor

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The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Your Excellency:

Here are The Korea Post notices and a roundup of important headlines from all major Korean-language dailies, TV and other news media of Korea today:

Very Respectfully Yours

/s/

Lee Kyung-sik

Publisher-Chairman

Korea Post Media

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What’s ticking in Korea today? Here is a quick roundup of important news stories from the major Korean news media today:


The Korea Post media (www.koreapost.com) in English, (www.koreapost.co.kr) in Korean.

Russia ready to cooperate for peaceful resolution of N. Korean issues

Russia is ready to cooperate with South Korea to peacefully resolve regional issues involving North Korea, Russia's top envoy on North Korean nuclear issues said Monday during a meeting with his South Korean counterpart."We are ready for close cooperation with South Korea for the purpose of achieving a peaceful resolution of overall issues in the region," Vice Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov, Russia's top negotiator on North Korea's nuclear weapons program, said in the meeting with Lee Do-hoon, special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and security affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Russian deputy minister also commended South Korea-Russian cooperation on the security front, saying, "South Korea is contributing to the development of security on the Korean Peninsula."

FM dismisses Chinese media's calls to restrict THAAD operations

South Korea's foreign minister on Monday dismissed Chinese media's call to restrict the operations of a U.S. missile defense system here as part of efforts to settle a yearlong bilateral feud over the deployment.

Kang Kyung-wha also reiterated that Seoul has just reaffirmed to Beijing its existing stance against three issues -- deploying additional Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) systems, joining the U.S.-led global missile defense program and developing a security alliance with the United States and Japan -- rather than making any official consent for them."Our government is not mulling any restriction on the operation of the THAAD system," Kang told a parliamentary session. "The issue of its operations is based upon a decision by the (South Korea-U.S.) alliance."

Pentagon continues to watch N. Korea 'very closely'

The Pentagon continues to watch North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile activities "very closely," a spokesman said Monday after a news report claimed the regime may be preparing for another missile launch.Japan's Kyodo news agency quoted Japanese government sources as saying the North might launch a ballistic missile "within the next few days," based on radio signals.But the sources also said the signals may only be related to winter military training as satellite images do not show a missile or a movable launch pad."We watch North Korea very closely. We'll continue to do so," Army Col. Robert Manning, a Pentagon spokesman, told reporters. "The Republic of Korea (South Korea) and U.S. alliance remains strong, and capable of countering any North Korean provocations or attacks."

Former senior NIS official probed over surveillance allegations

Prosecutors on Sunday questioned a former deputy director of the National Intelligence Service (NIS) allegedly involved in the spy agency's illegal surveillance of officials and civilians.Choi Yun-su, who was in charge of information gathering of domestic affairs between February 2016 and June 2017, appeared at the Seoul Central District Court in the morning.He was the supervisor of Choo Myeong-ho, who was arrested on Nov. 3 for illegally spying on public servants, activists and celebrities deemed critical of the conservative government of then-President Park Geun-hye, who was ousted in March for corruption.

Foreign diplomats visit PyeongChang Olympic sites

Foreign diplomats and military officials stationed in South Korea pose for a group photo during their visit to the venues of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, east of Seoul, on Nov. 25, 2017. The foreign ministry, which provided this photo, arranged the tour that included a ride on the KTX train that will serve as the main transportation means during the games and a look at the venue of the opening and closing ceremonies.

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KBS (http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/)

Japan Detects Signs of Possible N. Korea Missile Launch

The Japanese government has reportedly detected radio signals indicating that North Korea is preparing for a new ballistic missile launch. Japan's Kyodo News on Tuesday quoted government officials as saying that there is a possibility of missile launches in the next few days, although they did not specify the missile type. The report added that the Japanese government cautiously suspects the detected signals might simply indicate the North Korean Army's winter training, because missiles or mobile launchers were not detected in the satellite images.

Proposal to Ease Antigraft Law Voted Down

The government's efforts to revise an antigraft law hit a snag on Monday.The Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission held a plenary session on Monday afternoon and voted down a revision bill on the so-called "Kim Young-ran Law." The law currently bans those working in government, media and schools from receiving free meals priced higher than 30-thousand won, gifts exceeding 50-thousand won, and congratulatory or condolence money over 100-thousand won or about 90 dollars. The commission sought to double the price limit on gifts to 100-thousand won for agricultural, livestock and fishery goods.

Biz Sentiment Remains Negative for 19th Consecutive Month

South Korean firms' business outlook remained negative for 19 straight months. According to data compiled by the Korea Economic Research Institute(KERI), the Business Survey Index(BSI) for December marked 96-point-five. A reading below 100 means pessimists outnumber optimists in terms of business outlook.The monthly index has remained below the benchmark for 19 consecutive months since June 2016. A KERI official said it is the first time the BSI has stayed below the mark for an entire year since the foreign currency crisis in 1997 and 1998.

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Yonhap (http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr)

Pentagon continues to watch N. Korea 'very closely'

The Pentagon continues to watch North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile activities "very closely," a spokesman said Monday after a news report claimed the regime may be preparing for another missile launch.Japan's Kyodo news agency quoted Japanese government sources as saying the North might launch a ballistic missile "within the next few days," based on radio signals. But the sources also said the signals may only be related to winter military training as satellite images do not show a missile or a movable launch pad.

Russia ready to cooperate for peaceful resolution of N. Korean issues

Russia is ready to cooperate with South Korea to peacefully resolve regional issues involving North Korea, Russia's top envoy on North Korean nuclear issues said Monday during a meeting with his South Korean counterpart."We are ready for close cooperation with South Korea for the purpose of achieving a peaceful resolution of overall issues in the region," Vice Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov, Russia's top negotiator on North Korea's nuclear weapons program, said in the meeting with Lee Do-hoon, special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and security affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Russian deputy minister also commended South Korea-Russian cooperation on the security front, saying, "South Korea is contributing to the development of security on the Korean Peninsula."

Minister raises urgent need to restore inter-Korean communication line

South Korea's unification minister on Monday called for the restoration of suspended inter-Korean communication channels to prevent accidental military conflicts along the tense border. Cho Myoung-gyon raised the need to immediately recover two communication hotlines which were cut off by North Korea last year, citing a recent dramatic defection across the border by a North Korean soldier."It is urgent to reopen the communication lines to prevent accidental armed conflicts," Cho said in a prepared text speech for a forum on peace. In February 2016, North Korea severed the two inter-Korean communication channels in response to Seoul's closure of a joint industrial complex in the North Korean border city of Kaesong.

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The Korea Herald (http://www.koreaherald.com)

Samsung likely to adopt LG Display’s LCD TV panels: sources

Samsung Electronics is likely to adopt liquid-crystal display panels manufactured by LG Display in its TVs that are slated for launch early next year, according to news reports and industry sources Monday.

If the two South Korean tech giants reach an agreement in the ongoing negotiations, it will be the first case of Samsung using panels manufactured by a rival. According to a news report, the two sides are expected to reach an agreement in the near future, with the aim of unveiling the first “collaborative” TV products between the longtime competitors.

KH explains: Park Geun-hye’s trial

Former President Park Geun-hye on Monday refused to attend a hearing in her trial, making good on an earlier pledge to boycott the process. The Korea Herald explains possible motives behind her boycott and what is likely to happen next. Park Geun-hye was South Korea’s conservative icon and first female president until her reign was toppled in March this year by massive public protests over a scandal involving her longtime confidante Choi Soon-sil and the country’s largest conglomerate Samsung.

China benchmarks Korea's agro wholesaler

Beijing‘s largest agricultural and marine wholesaler Xinfadi Fruit and Vegetable Wholesale Market has benchmarked South Korea’s state-led Garak Wholesale Market, focusing on its auction system and quality inspection process, according to the market operator chief Zhang Yuxi.“Chinese farmers should get involved in not only harvesting products but also selling them, so as to maximize their profits,” said Zhang, 68, board director of Beijing Xinfadi Agricultural Products.

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The Korea Times (http://www.koreatimes.co.kr)

Getting rid of anti-abortion law gains momentum

Cheong Wa Dae has provided new momentum to the debate as to whether the nation should abolish or revise the law criminalizing abortion. Responding to a public petition to legalize abortion, Cheong Wa Dae didn't take a clear stance on the issue Sunday, but offered ample indications that it doesn't favor the current law. "The current law only holds women accountable, excluding men who are also responsible. The abortion discussion should encompass women's rights to life and health," said Cho Kuk, senior presidential secretary for civil affairs.

Why has North Korea been silent for more than two months?

North Korea has not carried out any military provocations for over 70 days, fueling speculations about why.Some claim Pyongyang is having trouble mastering ballistic missile technology, while others say it is waiting for the world to offer carrots in return for ceasing its provocations.The longer-than-expected suspension came after Pyongyang fired a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile Sept. 15. U.S. Donald Trump's tour to five Asian nations including South Korea, Japan and China as well as a rare convergence of three U.S. supercarriers in early November were once thought to be reasons for Pyongyang remaining low key.

Seoul City recruiting foreign interns

Seoul City is recruiting 30 foreign students for an eight-week internship program that will begin in January. Foreign undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a university in Seoul are eligible for the 21st Seoul Global Internship. The internship will begin on Jan. 2 and continue through Feb. 21.Successful applicants will work at city-affiliated offices, collecting and analyzing policy data, hosting international events and handling other administrative work. They will work six hours a day for five days a week with a daily payment of 45,180 won.

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DongA Ilbo (http://english.donga.com)

China arrests, probes head of shipping firm engaged in trade with N. Korea

The Chinese government unexpectedly arrested the head of a major company operating cargo ships linking North Korea and China, which the United States had designated as an entity subject to its independent sanctions, a joint investigation by The Dong-A Ilbo and Channel A found on Sunday. Beijing is reportedly conducting far-reaching investigation of all companies engaged in trade with North Korea, as well as Chinese firms and individuals Washington included in the list of entities subject to its independent sanctions since this past summer, and is taking disciplinary action if illegal acts are detected.

Samsung Electronics, SK Hynix expected to hit record revenues

On the back of robust growth in the global semiconductor market, combined sales of Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix are expected to break 100 trillion won mark for the first time this year. IC Insights, a global market research company, projected on Sunday in its latest report that Samsung will record 65.6 billion U.S. dollars in sales while SK Hynix will see 26.2 billion dollars in sales. The combined figure amounts to 91.8 billion dollars, or 100.8 trillion won.

Seongdui Village to transform into eco-friendly housing complex

Seongdui Village, an urban slum packed with illegal housings at the foot of Mount Woomyeon in Seoul’s Seocho district, is set to transform into an eco-friendly housing complex comprising 1,200 homes by 2022. Seocho Ward Office said on Sunday that it picked “The Start of Seongdui Village, Village of Sharing Where People Learn and Enjoy Art and Culture,” a design blueprint by JHW Iroje Architects & Planners, in a contest of master-plans on Seocho’s Seongdui Village Public Housing District. The design calls for bringing an existing creek on Mount Woomyeon into the housing complex, and constructing a pedestrian overpass across Nambu Beltway to connect separated areas. The design also entails the deployment of business and public facilities near Nambu Beltway to create a new form of housing complex.

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Chosun Ilbo (http://english.chosun.com)

Jobseekers Branch out as Big Businesses Slash Jobs

More university graduates are opting for completely unexpected life path after failing to land coveted jobs in major conglomerates. The main reason is that major business groups slashed 90,000 jobs last year alone. According to Statistics Korea last week, 220,000 jobs were created last year, but openings in big conglomerates shrank by 90,000. Some 170,000 of the new jobs were created in new companies or through business expansion, but 260,000 positions were lost due to company closures or downsizing.

Rising Interest Rates Could Expose Households to Debt Risks

The Bank of Korea is expected to raise the key interest rate on Thursday, exposing many people to risks of debt delinquency as the average household debt has surpassed W70 million (US$1=W1,087).

Rising debt burdens amid stagnant income growth could lead to more cutbacks in private spending and worsen the recession. The average debt load per household stands at a record W72.7 million, up 4.4 percent since the end of 2016. Total household debt stands at W1,419 trillion for 19.5 million households.

China Closing Bridge to N.Korea 'for Maintenance'

Closure of a bridge across the Yalu River on the China–North Korea border, ostensibly for maintenance, has been postponed until next month. The real reason for the closure of the Sino-North Korean Friendship Bridge seems to be that China is miffed after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un snubbed a special envoy from Chinese President Xi Jinping. But the closure date has apparently been postponed from last Friday to after Dec. 10.The bridge connects the Chinese city of Dandong with Sinuiju in North Korea and handles some 70 percent of trade between the two allies. It contains a 940 m stretch of both railway and highway, and the northern end leads directly to Chinese customs.

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HanKyoReh Shinmun (http://english.hani.co.kr)

Blue House responds to petition for abortion rights with launch of fact-finding study

On Nov. 26, the Blue House announced that it would be carrying out a fact-finding study on abortion next year in response to the controversy about its criminal status in South Korea. With the country’s Constitutional Court reviewing the section of the criminal code imposing penalties for abortion once again this year after upholding its constitutionality in 2012, the Blue House is taking steps to launch a public debate on the abortion ban aimed at greatly relaxing it or ending it altogether. In a video response to a petition to decriminalize abortion on the Blue House website that attracted more than 235,000 signatures, Blue House Secretary for Civil Affairs Cho Kuk said, “We will carry out a fact-finding study of abortion next year to accurately determine the status of abortion today and the reasons for the ban. We expect that the results of that study will help the related discussion move to the next level.” A fact-finding study on abortion had been carried out at five-year intervals by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, but no study has been conducted since 2010.

Japanese civic groups hold candlelight rally over comfort women issue

“The sexual violence issue isn’t a personal issue. It’s an issue for all of Japanese society. The comfort women issue wasn’t resolved because [the Japanese government] gave some money – people need to confront what kind of issues there were in the past.”Japanese citizens held a candlelight demonstration in Tokyo’s busy Shibuya neighborhood on the evening of Nov. 25 to call for an end to sexual violence and a resolution on the military comfort women issue. Project Japan Women’s and Human Rights Network co-president Kaori Sato stressed that sexual violence, including the past abuses against comfort women, is a present-day issue for Japanese society in general.

FTC investigating Apple Korea over high-handed business tactics

“They show a brief telecom logo after an iPhone ad made by Apple, and then tell the telecom to pay all the advertising fees. They even pass along the costs for new product launch events.”“Apple decides the number of iPhone advertising posters, and even their locations. The costs are all borne by the telecoms and retailers, not Apple.” These are accounts of Apple’s business practices according to telecommunication company sources. With the Fair Trade Commission (FTC) recently launching an investigation into Apple Korea, attention is focusing on whether Apple’s controversial high-handed tactics toward telecoms and iPhone users can be stopped. According to accounts from telecom and electronics company sources on Nov. 26, the FTC recently conducted an on-site investigation at Apple Korea’s offices in Seoul’s Samseong neighborhood. The major focus was reportedly on allegations that the company has passed advertising and marketing costs off on telecoms and abused its advantage with iPhone supplies.

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JoongAng Ilbo (http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/)

Park’s trial for bribery resumes without her

The bribery trial of former President Park Geun-hye resumed Monday after more than a month of her boycotting any proceedings. The disgraced leader was a no-show. The Seoul Central District Court hearing at 10 a.m. Monday followed a 42-day suspension after Park’s lawyers resigned to challenge the integrity of the court. Earlier Monday morning, Park submitted a letter through the Seoul Detention Center, where she is being detained, to explain that she would be absent due to poor health. The court delayed the proceeding. If Park does not attend the next scheduled hearing, the court will make a decision on whether it will proceed with the trial without her.

Gov’t vows welfare on housing

The government and the ruling Democratic Party reached agreement to offer one million apartments to the socially vulnerable by the end of this administration in 2022 as well as other housing-related financial aid.“The party and the government] agreed to aggressively push the supplies of government apartments while also offering a wide variety of housing welfare programs,” said Kim Tae-nyun, policy head of the Democratic Party. Kim stressed that the housing issue is intertwined with other problems in Korean society such as the low birth rate and a rapidly aging population.

Blue House is open to changing abortion laws

The Blue House announced Sunday that it is open to revision of abortion laws after thorough deliberation, in response to a popular online petition calling for abortion’s decriminalization. Over 235,000 people signed the petition to legalize abortion and abortion pills after it was uploaded on the Blue House website on Sept. 30. According to the law, women who have abortions can be sentenced to a one-year jail term or fined up to 2 million won ($1,840), while medical staff who perform abortions can be sentenced to 2 years in prison. Korea’s laws on abortion have largely remained unchanged since they were introduced in 1953. On Sunday, the Blue House posted a video on its website and various social media platforms to offer an optimistic response to the petition. It chose Senior Secretary for Civil Affairs Cho Kuk, who supported the decriminalization of abortions as a university professor in 2013, to appear. Since coming to office, President Moon Jae-in requires relevant ministers and senior secretaries to give official response to petitions that receive more than 200,000 signatures on the Blue House petition page.

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The KyungHyang Shinmun (http://english.khan.co.kr/)

Six Months of Smooth Sailing, But Now a Troubled Yoon Seok-youl

The Prosecution Service, which had conducted investigations of former and incumbent public officials without a moment‘s hesitation during the past six months, has now come across an obstacle. An arrest warrant for a key ruling party figure, allegedly involved in corruption, has been denied, and the court has released a number of former government officials already arrested after a review of their arrest. These investigations were all led by Yoon Seok-youl (57), who the Moon Jae-in government surprisingly appointed as the head of the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office. As the court pulls the brakes on these investigations, politicians are also raising their voices of criticism, driving the investigation of long-established irregularities into a corner.

Cheong Wa Dae, “Side Effects of Making Abortion Illegal, Time to Begin a Social Discourse”

On November 26, Cheong Wa Dae responded to the public petition to legalize abortion and said, “The fetus‘s right to life is a very precious right, but our policy centered on stronger punishment has brought abortion underground causing side effects: people are seeking illegal procedures, paying high costs for the procedures, going oversees to have the procedures and taking risks.” This day on its website, Cheong Wa Dae released a video in response to the public’s petition. Cheong Wa Dae responds to petitions that gain the support of more than 200,000 people in thirty days, and over 230,000 people supported this petition. Senior Secretary for Civil Affairs Cho Kuk responded saying, “Along with the women‘s right to self-determination, we must also discuss the possible violation of the women’s right to life and their right to health in the process of illegal abortion procedures.”

PyeongChang = Peace: Launch of "Olympic Truce"

On November 23, the government acknowledged that they were reviewing plans to not conduct the ROK-US joint military exercises during the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games and Paralympic Games next year. Although the government did not officially admit or deny the report by the Kyunghyang Shinmun the previous day, they said, "It is an option under consideration." The government appears to have been cautious in their response, for they have yet to discuss the issue with the U.S., the partner in the joint exercise.

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The Korea Economic Daily (http://english.hankyung.com/)

Tourism and Duty-free Industries Hopeful about Improving Korea-China Relations

AsKorea and China are set to improve their relationship that was rocked by thecontroversy over the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-ballisticmissile system, Korea's tourism and duty-free shopping industries are raisingtheir hopes of better days.Thetourism industry believes that the Chinese government's group tour ban to Koreawould be relaxed soon. A travel agency in Hebei posted an Internet ad recentlyfor a group tour program to Korea in November at the price of 1,480 yuan(US$223). China's largest online travel agency Ctrip also put out group tourprograms to Korea for the first time in seven months.Thenation's duty-free industry, which saw their sales plunge since the Chinesegovernment's retaliatory measures in response to THAAD, also expects theirsales revenue to soar any time soon. Lotte Duty Free, the No. 1 company in theindustry, is slowly stepping up its promotional efforts to Chinese touriststhrough social networking sites such as Baidu.

Oil Refiners See Good Times ahead due to Rising Oil Prices

International oil prices have hit a record high in seven months as they went up over US$50 a barrel. The domestic oil refining sector raised its hopes of improving their profitability in the third quarter after suffering poor results for two consecutive quarters.The spot price for Dubai crude as compiled by the Korea National Oil Corp. was $53.64 a barrel on September 16, up by 7 cents from the previous day. This is the highest level since February this year when the figure was $54.39.

Gov't Decides to Give $8 Mil. Aid to North Korea...Timing to Be Announced Later

The government has decided to give support to North Korea worth US$8 million in programs helping its vulnerable people including children and pregnant women indirectly through international organizations. It, however, has not decided when to start sending money and exactly how. This is interpreted as a choice to deflect criticism that it is undertaking an aid project at a time when North Korea is causing an international storm by launching a series of missile tests.

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AJU Business Daily (http://eng.ajunews.com/korea)

Court warns of judgement by default for jailed ex-president

A court warned of judgment by default for South Korea's ousted ex-president Park Geun-hye in response to her tenacious boycott of hearings for more than 40 days in protest at her extended detention. The criminal court in Seoul issued a subpoena asking Park to appear in court on Tuesday after she boycotted Monday's hearing attended by five public defenders."We can open a hearing without the presence of a defendant if (Park)refuses to attend with no justifiable reason," the court said. "According to the detention center's report, it is hard to say that there is a justifiable reason for invalidity."At her last court appearance on October 16, Park declared that her legal battle has become meaningless, and her seven-member defense team boycotted court hearings. She has refused to meet with court-appointed attorneys.

President Moon's office opens floodgate to active debate on abortion

President Moon Jae-in's office opened the floodgate to active social and legal debate over whether South Korea should legalize artificial abortion, responding to a petition about the controversial issue that sparked strong opposition, especially from the Roman Catholic Church. A long-awaited answer came on Sunday from Cho Kuk, a senior presidential secretary for civil affairs, who said the government would resume a survey on abortion next year before launching a public hearing based on its outcome. The survey, which had been conducted every five years, stopped in 2010 when the government launched a crackdown as part of a campaign to tackle a low birthrate. Various incentives have been offered to have more children, but many women want to hold onto their career, leading them to delay marriage and have children late.

S. Korean drivers to be allowed limitless remote parking feature next year

From next year, South Koreans will be able to enjoy the luxury of remotely parking cars from their apartments and offices under a revised law that would help invigorate the development of technology related to remote parking or remote driving. South Korea's science ministry said Monday that it would revise the law next year to remove time limitations applied to the wireless remote control devices. Automated parking or automated driving assistant features were commercialized over a decade ago but South Korean drivers should remain seated in their cars for 90 seconds and get ready to take control because wireless communication could cause interferences.

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Maeil Business News Korea (http://www.pulsenews.co.kr/)

Samsung Elec shares down 5% on warning of fizzling out in chip boom

Samsung Electronics Co. shares took their biggest daily dive in more than a year by losing 5 percent on Monday after a downgrade by Morgan Stanley splashed cold waters on hyped prospects about the world’s biggest chipmaker benefiting from explosive memory demand. The investment bank in a report issued on Sunday revised down its view on Samsung Electronics from overweight to equal weight, pointing to the overshooting in the stock that had gained 120 percent since January of last year versus the 30 percent rise in the broader Kospi. The bank advised “time for pause” warning of fizzling out in semiconductor boom.

Korea’s top 10 chaebols rake in record-high OP over Jan-Sep thanks to chipmakers

Listed companies of South Korea’s 10 largest conglomerates have been having their best-ever year with their combined earnings nearly doubling from a year ago period as of the end of September much thanks to stellar performance by the country’s top chipmakers. According to data released by Chaebul.com that tracks top business groups on Monday, the combined operating profit of chaebol companies amounted to 62.5 trillion won ($57 billion) by the third quarter, compared with 32 trillion won a year ago. They are expected to rake in near 80 trillion won by the end of the year, near doubling last year’s 44.5 trillion won.

Biogen kicks off operations in Korea

Biogen Korea, the Korean unit of American multinational biotech company Biogen Inc. Monday named Hwang Se-eun as its fresh chief executive, completing an organizational structure for local business after its founding last July. Biogen which reported $11.44 billion in worldwide revenue last year has earned fame as an original developer of targeted cancer drug Mabthera marketed by Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche. Mabthera is an originator drug of Truxima, a biosimilar from Korea’s Celltrion.

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What’s ticking around the world at this second?

See what the world media around the world have to report:

USA Today www.usatoday.com aallman@gannett.com

The New York Times www.nytimes.com inytletters@nytimes.com

Wall Street Journal www.wsj.com support@wsj.com,service@wsj-asia.com

Financial Times www.ft.com ean@ft.com

The Times www.thetimes.co.uk help@timesplus.co.uk

The Sun www.thesun.co.uk talkback@the-sun.co.uk

Chinese People's Daily www.people.com.cnkf@people.cn

China Daily www.chinadaily.com.cn circulation@chinadaily.com.cn

GwangmyeongDaily www.gmw.cn webmaster@gmw.cn

Japan's Yomiuri www.yomiuri.co.jp japannews@yomiuri.com

Asahi www.asahi.com customer-support@asahi.com

Mainichi www.mainichi.jp

Le Monde www.ilemonde.com

Italy LaRepubblica www.quotidiano.repubblica.it vittorio.zucconi@gmail.com

Germany Frankfurter AllgemeineZeitung www.faz.net anzeigen.ausland@faz.de

SüddeutscheZeitung www.sueddeutsche.de forum@sueddeutsche.de

Australia Brisbane Times www.brisbanetimes.com.au syndication@fairfaxmedia.com.au

Sydney Morning Heraldwww.smh.com.au

Colombia Reports http://colombiareports.com

Bogota Free Planet http://bogotafreeplanet.combfp@bogotafreeplanet.com

El Universal http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/english

Andes http://www.andes.info.ec/en

Ecuador Times http://www.ecuadortimes.net

The Jordan Times https://www.jordantimes.com

LSM.lv http://www.lsm.lv/en

The Baltic Times http://www.baltictimes.comlithuania@baltictimes.com, estonia@baltictimes.com, editor@baltictimes.com

El Pais http://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html

Philippine Daily Inquirer https://www.inquirer.net

Daily News Hungary http://dailynewshungary.com

Budapest Times http://budapesttimes.hu

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The Korea Post is running video clips from the different embassies.

Azerbaijan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OR8CBpcQ4WM

Sri Lanka: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hByX92Y2aGY&t=22s

Morocco: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfFmp2sVvSE

And many other countries.

Lee Kyung-sik edt@koreapost.com

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