May 5, 2015

South Korea fires warning shot at Japan over won-yen rate

South Korea’s top currency official has fired a warning at Japan: his nation has stepped up scrutiny of the yen’s tumble against the won after damage to exporter earnings. “Korean companies face bigger difficulties this year than last,” said Song In-chang, the South Korean ...

South Korea's casinos court China's 'low rollers'

May 5, 2015

South Korea's casinos court China's 'low rollers'

The dealing rooms of Seoul’s foreigners-only casinos are echoing to the sound of Mandarin as operators target a new breed of ‘low-roller’ gamblers — Chinese shoppers. The country’s casino operators are luring Chinese tourists, offering goods like free rice cookers and Apple iPads in ...

Thousands of South Koreans protest government labor policies

May 2, 2015

Thousands of South Koreans protest government labor policies

South Korean police said Saturday that they detained 40 people when protests over government labor policies and the handling of a year-old ferry disaster spiraled into violence late Friday. Thousands of demonstrators, many of them carrying banners and wearing yellow jackets, the color identified ...