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Huawei launches 5G lab in South Korea, but keeps event low-key after U.S. ban

30 May 2019

SEOUL Huawei Technologies unveiled an open lab for next-generation 5G wireless network in South Korea on Thursday, but kept the launch low-key given its recent blacklisting by the United States, a key security ally of the Asian nation.

Huawei ban puts South Korea in a familiar place: caught between the U.S. and China

29 May 2019

SEOUL Less than a week after Huawei Technologies was blacklisted by the United States, more than a hundred South Korean politicians and business leaders toured the Chinese tech giant's headquarters and its lavish new campus outside Shenzhen.

RPT-FEATURE-K-Pop stardom lures Japanese youth to Korea despite diplomatic chill

02 May 2019

SEOUL, May 1 Yuuka Hasumi put high school in Japan on hold and flew to South Korea in February to try her chances at becoming a K-pop star, even if that means long hours of vocal and dance training, no privacy, no boyfriend, and even no phone.

K-Pop stardom lures Japanese youth to Korea despite diplomatic chill

01 May 2019

SEOUL Yuuka Hasumi put high school in Japan on hold and flew to South Korea in February to try her chances at becoming a K-pop star, even if that means long hours of vocal and dance training, no privacy, no boyfriend, and even no phone.

Samsung Electronics bets on better second half after first-quarter profit slumps

30 Apr 2019

SEOUL South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd flagged improved second-half results on expectations of a pick up in memory chip and smartphone sales, after posting its weakest profit in more than two years in the first quarter. | Video

LG Electronics to shut South Korea phone plant, move production to Vietnam

25 Apr 2019

SEOUL LG Electronics Inc said on Thursday it would stop producing smartphones in South Korea and move manufacturing to Vietnam, joining global rivals in reorganising production as they battle a slump in global demand.

SK Hynix confident of memory chip recovery after quarterly profit drop

25 Apr 2019

SEOUL SK Hynix Inc said on Thursday it was confident of a recovery in memory chips later this year due to rising demand from data centers, after the South Korean chipmaker posted its smallest quarterly profit in more than two years.

LG Display calls for patience in 2019 as weak smartphones, OLED costs weigh

24 Apr 2019

SEOUL LG Display Co Ltd on Wednesday said OLED R&D costs and stalled smartphone growth will likely translate into a weak 2019, after the Apple Inc supplier booked a first-quarter operating loss that was wider than analyst estimates.

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