SEOUL/HONG KONG - Dutch bank ING has attracted two more bidders for its South Korean insurance business, said a source with direct knowledge of the matter, taking the total number to three and raising the chances of a successful deal after an earlier sale fell through.
OSAKA, Japan - Two elderly South Korean women forced to work in Japanese war-time military brothels canceled a meeting on Friday with the mayor of the city of Osaka after he refused to withdraw remarks asserting the brothels were "necessary" at the time.
OSAKA, Japan - Two elderly South Korean women forced to work in Japanese war-time military brothels cancelled a meeting on Friday with the mayor of the city of Osaka after he refused to withdraw remarks asserting the brothels were "necessary" at the time.
SEOUL, May 24 - South Korea's central bank chief warned on Friday that financial markets could suffer from turmoil when the world's major central banks wind down their unconventional monetary stimulus.
OSAKA, Japan - Two elderly South Korean women forced to work in Japanese wartime military brothels abruptly cancelled a meeting with Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto after he refused to withdraw remarks asserting the brothel system was "necessary" at the time.
* Telcos find favour as investors seek high-dividend issues
SEOUL, May 23 - South Korea will receive a shipment of Iranian liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for the first time since imports were halted last October due to European sanctions that made it difficult to get shipping insurance, sources said on Thursday.
* Yen down 20 percent vs dollar over past year, won up by a third against yen
* Retail, credit data shows depressed consumer confidence
SEOUL, May 23 - South Korea's top government think tank recommended on Thursday the central bank keep monetary policy easy for the time being as the economy will likely grow much less than seen previously and inflation will hit a 14-year low.
STOCKHOLM - Community patrols and a beefed-up police presence helped to calm violence around Stockholm overnight on Saturday but 20 to 30 cars were still torched in poor immigrant suburbs and serious incidents were reported outside the capital for the first time. | Video
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