Sunday, October 4, 2009

News links for October 4, 2009

  1. Souring Seoul-Pyongyang relations leads to 24 percent drop in inter-Korean trade from January to August (CNBC & Yonhap)
  2. In Rodong Shinmun editorial, North Korea calls for development of exchanges and cooperation with South Korea (Korea Herald & Korea Times)
  3. Diplomatic sources say that US Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Robert King will also work with Washington's nuclear disarmament team (Yonhap)
  4. Falling oil prices keep consumer price rise at 2.2 percent, below the Bank of Korea's target for the fourth month in a row (Korea Herald)
  5. Foreign direct investment (FDI) increases in third quarter to $3.37 billion (Joongang Daily)
  6. Recovery outlook leads to advances in major Asian currencies, led by KRW (Bloomberg)
  7. Lotte reports 30 percent more deliveries of Chusok gifts than previous year (Korea Herald)
  8. South Korea defeats USA, 3-0, to advance to knockout round of U-20 (under-20) World Cup in Egypt (USA Today)
  9. In attempt to create a world record, NHK arranges Osaka meeting of Yonsama's oldest Japanese fan and his youngest Japanese fan (NHK)

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