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AJA, JAK forum to debate “how we should face the third decade of the 21st century”

AJA, JAK forum to debate “how we should face the third decade of the 21st century”

Seoul: Diplomacy, national security, the unification of Korea, multiculturalism, conflicts, the environment, and religion will be among the topics to be debated in depth at a forum to be hosted by the Asia Journalist Association (Director Lee Hyung Kyun, President Ashraf Dali) next week. The two-part forum, “How we should face 2020-2029, the third decade […]

Bloomberg New Economy Forum announces preliminary speaker and participant line-up for Beijing event

Bloomberg New Economy Forum announces preliminary speaker and participant line-up for Beijing event

New York, Beijing: Bloomberg and the China Center for International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE) have released a preliminary speaker and participant list for the 2019 New Economy Forum, to be held in Beijing on November 20 – 22. Nearly 500 of the world’s most influential business executives, technology innovators, government officials, experts and academics from more […]

South Korea on clear path to job recovery: presidential office

South Korea on clear path to job recovery: presidential office

Seoul: South Korea’s jobs growth is showing clear signs of improvement, and the government will roll out more measures to “proactively” help restructuring in troubled sectors so as to keep up the recovery streak, the presidential office said Sunday. Hwang Deok-soon, presidential secretary for job creation, made the remark as he cited the country’s latest […]

Malaysia’s economy to be restructured in more progressive direction

Malaysia’s economy to be restructured in more progressive direction

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia will use high technology adoption, innovation, and research and development to restructure its economy in a more progressive direction, the Economic Affairs Ministry has said. The aim of the move is to achieve the Shared Prosperity Vision goal of achieving a decent standard of living for all Malaysians by 2030, the ministry […]

Seoul to drop Tokyo from whitelist this week

Seoul to drop Tokyo from whitelist this week

Seoul: South Korea is moving to strip Japan from its list of trusted trading partners as early as this week, but it is still open to having last-minute negotiations with Tokyo, the trade ministry said Sunday. Seoul’s trade ministry has completed nearly all procedures for the removal of Japan from its list of nations given […]

Quota for employment of foreigners in Azerbaijan half filled: Official

Quota for employment of foreigners in Azerbaijan half filled: Official

Baku: Up to half of the quota imposed by Azerbaijan for foreign recruitment has already been filled, a state official has said. The government had set a quota of 6,800 foreigners taking up jobs in in Azerbaijan in 2019, Vusal Huseynov, Chief of the State Migration Service, said. By now, applications for work permits for […]

Seoul files complaint with WTO over Tokyo’s export curbs

Seoul files complaint with WTO over Tokyo’s export curbs

Seoul: South Korea filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Wednesday over Japan’s export curbs, upping the stakes in the unprecedented trade row between the two Asian neighbors. The move came more than two months after Tokyo started restrictions of exporting three key industrial materials to Seoul, which are essential for the […]

Seoul may strip Japan of trusted trade partner status next week

Seoul may strip Japan of trusted trade partner status next week

Seoul: South Korea may officially remove Japan from its list of trusted trading partners as early as next week, upping ante in the trade dispute between the two Asian neighbors, the country’s trade ministry said Monday. The tit-for-tat move follows Japan’s removal of South Korea from its own whitelist of nations given preferential trading terms […]

Korea’s growth potential set to decline due to aging population

Korea’s growth potential set to decline due to aging population

Seoul: South Korea’s growth potential is expected to fall at a faster rate than earlier anticipated largely due to the aging of the population that will also lead to a cut in the number of eligible workers, a central bank report said Monday. The country’s growth potential for the 2016-2020 period is estimated at between […]

South Korea has no plan to give up developing-nation status: agriculture minister

South Korea has no plan to give up developing-nation status: agriculture minister

Sejong: South Korea’s new agriculture minister has ruled out the possibility of abandoning the country’s special and differential treatment under the World Trade Organization regime, despite growing U.S. pressure to reform the global trade body. In a recent brief comment to Yonhap News Agency, Kim Hyeon-soo said that South Korea has no plan to give […]

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