South Korea

S. Korea won gains on offshore inflows, Q2 GDP eyed

SEOUL, July 23 - The South Korean won rose for a third session early on Wednesday but most investors were in a cautious mood ahead of second-quarter growth data, the government's revised economic forecasts and policy measures to be announced the following day.

South Korea second-quarter GDP seen slowing as government works on stimulus 2:19am BST

SEOUL - South Korea's economy likely posted its weakest growth in more than a year in the June quarter, with a deadly ferry accident hitting consumption and offsetting a modest recovery in exports.

PREVIEW-South Korea Q2 GDP seen slowing as government works on stimulus 1:59am BST

* Reuters poll: Q2 GDP seen +0.7 pct q/q vs +0.9 pct in Q1

UPDATE 1-Kia in talks to open $1.5 bln Mexico plant -local government 12:02am BST

MEXICO CITY, July 22 - South Korean automaker Kia Motors Corp is in talks with Mexico to open a new, $1.5 billion auto plant, officials of the northern state of Nuevo Leon said on Tuesday.

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Korea ferry businessman's body found next to book, alcohol bottles 22 Jul 2014

SUNCHEON South Korea - The body of South Korea's most wanted man, linked to the sinking of a ferry in April that killed 300 people, was identified more than a month after being found in an orchard, police said on Tuesday, with his book and empty bottles of alcohol nearby. | Video

CORRECTED-South Korean movie house Spackman surges 54 pct in Singapore debut 22 Jul 2014

(Corrects story to show company based in Seoul, not Hong Kong, in paragraph 6; amends spelling of PrimePartners in final paragraph)

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South Korea in no rush to appoint new coach 22 Jul 2014

- The South Korea Football Association hope to appoint a new technical chief this week, the first step in a overhaul that will end with a new head coach after their disappointing World Cup showing in Brazil.

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South Korea in no rush to appoint new coach 22 Jul 2014

- The South Korea Football Association hope to appoint a new technical chief this week, the first step in a overhaul that will end with a new head coach after their disappointing World Cup showing in Brazil.

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July 22 - The South Korea Football Association hope to appoint a new technical chief this week, the first step in a overhaul that will end with a new head coach after their disappointing World Cup showing in Brazil.

South Korea police say a body may be ferry-disaster fugitive's 21 Jul 2014

SEOUL - South Korean police are trying to confirm the identity of a body they believe may have been the fugitive head of the family that owned the operator of a ferry that capsized in April, killing more than 300 people, a police official told Reuters.

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Abbas-led Palestinian body backs Hamas truce demands in Gaza

GAZA/JERUSALEM - The Palestinian decision-making body led by U.S.-backed President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday endorsed demands by Hamas for halting Gaza hostilities with Israel, a closing of ranks that may help Egyptian-mediated truce efforts. | Video