from The Great Debate:

What Asia needs from the G20 meeting

March 31, 2009

stanchartJaspal Bindra is Chief Executive, Asia, for Standard Chartered Bank. The views expressed are his own.

from Raw Japan:

Asia’s baseball classic

March 24, 2009

BASEBALL-WORLD/Say, Amen, somebody!

The creators of the World Baseball Classic envisioned a global tournament spread over at least two continents and multiple time zones, featuring the greatest players and national teams possible.

from Global News Journal:

North Korea’s Kim Jong-il: Proof of life

December 18, 2008

                                                          By Jon Herskovitz

from Our Take on Your Take:

Why the long face?

December 5, 2008

Photography is so often about being on the lookout for that strange moment and being ready to capture it, which is exactly what Kyungwon Kuk has done in this image from South Korea.

from Ask...:

Place your bets on 2009′s top stories

December 2, 2008

As part of our Year in Review package, we're inviting you to place a virtual bet on the outcome of what we think will be some of the top stories in 2009. Clicking on one of the questions below will take you to the Hubdub news prediction site, where you can place a bet on the outcome and peruse other questions set by Reuters.

from Global News Journal:

The kinder, gentler side of North Korean communists

By Reuters Staff
November 19, 2008

 

                                 By Jack Kim
North and South Koreans have been divided for more than 50 years by one of the world’s most heavily fortified borders. When we come into contact, it is almost always in small and carefully arranged visits.

from Global News Journal:

Greater freedom in Pyongyang than Seoul?

By Reuters Staff
November 17, 2008

                                                           By Jack Kim
For about eight straight years I’ve been covering North Korea, one of the world’s most closed countries with a human rights record that is roundly criticised as one of the worst on the globe.

from Changing China:

Story of the day: Blind archer targets fuzzy yellow, gold

August 14, 2008

Legally blind archer

Peter Rutherford had an interview today with South Korean archer Im Dong-hyun, who has already won one gold medal at these Games and is favourite for the individual title despite being legally blind.

from DealZone:

What goes around…

June 4, 2008

lehman3.jpgLehman Brothers is looking for fresh capital in South Korea, the Wall Street Journal reports. If the investment bank does end up tapping South Korea, it will have taken slightly over a decade for the 1997 multibillion loan from the IMF, backed by Wall Street and the Federal Reserve, to come full circle. The Journal says Lehman is looking to state-run Korea Development Bank and Woori Financial Group as it searches for funds to ward off a Bear Stearnsian crisis of confidence. The IMF demanded strict economic reforms for its money. A South Korean lender, like the Chinese and Arab investors bailing out Citi and Merrill Lynch, might just want a juicier cut.