Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Daily Kor for Tuesday, June 8, 2011

Okay, I've got to get these two things off my chest. A blueprint for "green energy" (story #1)? Shouldn't that be a greenprint? Amiright? Amiright? And synthetic natural gas (story #6), now there's an oxymoron for you.
  1. Knowledge Economy Ministry says South Korea's twenty-year "green energy" blueprint (shouldn't that be greenprint?) aims to create 1.5 million and over $300 billion in exports (Bloomberg)
  2. US President Barack Hussein Obama supports UN Secretary-General Ban Kimoon's bid for second five-year term (Yonhap)
  3. Economist Cho Myungchul, who defected from North Korea in 1994, will head Unification Ministry-affiliated Education Center for Unification (AP via WaPo, Yonhap)
  4. Financial Services Commission warns that euro zone problems could hit South Korea, causing foreign-exhange liquidity to worsen (Reuters)
  5. Government submits ROK-Peru free-trade agreement to National Assembly for ratification (Yonhap)
  6. POSCO begins construction of synthetic natural gas plant (Bloomberg)
  7. South Korean economy grows 1.3 percent in first quarter of 2011 (Yonhap, Korea Times, Korea Herald)
  8. Seoul squeaks by Ghana, 2-1, in soccer friendly in Chŏnju (AFP, Yonhap, Korea Herald)
  9. Libyan rebels announce plans to fund revolution through Kia and Hyundai endorsements (AP via WaPo)

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