- Lions Gate Entertainment has formed a group aimed at expansion into East Asian markets, including China, India, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, and the Middle East. The name of the group will be... wait for it... Tiger Gate.
- The Korea-India FTA appears to have contributed to a jump in trade between the two countries.
- South Korea's fiscal deficit for 2009 was smaller than expected.
- The carbon capture value of South Korea's forests has been estimated as 2.3 trillion won.
- The Ministry of Sports & Culture says it will create 1700 jobs for college graduates in the fields of arts, sports, and tourism.
- Kumho Tires says its in talks to supply its product to BMW, which has raised its stock.
- Hyundai Motors is aiming to sell 730,000 units in China, a 28 percent increase from last year.
- Here is the KCNA's take on Japan's claim on Tokto, the decision to block repatriation of fallen US soldiers who died in North Korea, and Japan going after the pro-North citizens group known as Chongryon. See if you can spot the hyperbole.
- The KCNA also noted the celebration in Pyongyang of the 150th anniversary of the founding of Chondo, a native faith that it claims rejects the West and Japan. Expect Chondo to enjoy a boost after reunification, as nationalists in the south join with northerners who reject Juche or realize how much the Pyongyang regime lied to them but who long for something familiar. That's a bit of a bold prediction.
- Hall of Famer Lenny Wilkens, the NBA's winningest coach ever, has been recruited by South Korea to help prepare their team for this year's Asian Games in Guangzhou.
- The New York Times has a bit on Seoul Fashion Week.
- The Christian Science Monitor asks why more ships in waters vulnerable to Somali pirates don't have more private security?
- More Chinese cities reach a $10,000 per-capita GDP, with the total population of such cities reaching over 100 million.
- South Korean golfer KJ Choi will be grouped with Tiger Woods in the first two rounds of the US Masters.
Right now Lenny is tied with Don Nelson, but Don only needs one win in Golden State's last five games of the season to move into first place; however, Lenny is in no danger of moving out of first place in the loss column anytime soon.ReplyDelete
Well, Lenny is now in second place, but it won't be long before Jerry and Phil pass him by as well.ReplyDelete