UPDATE 1-Samsung Elec considers adding capacity at China chip plant
* NAND chip shortage expected to persist throughout this year (Updates with background on Samsung's memory investment plans)
BERLIN Jan 8 German industrial orders posted a larger-than-expected rise in November following a sharp drop in October, as more bulk orders were traded than usually, Economy Ministry Data showed on Wednesday.
Seasonally-adjusted orders rose by 2.1 percent on the month, more than the 1.5 percent increase forecast in a Reuters poll and following a revised 2.1 drop in October.
"The share of bulk orders was above average," the Economy Ministry said in a statement. "Positive stimulus for the development of order intake currently comes mainly form abroad." (Reporting by Alexandra Hudson and Annika Breidthardt; Editing by Stephen Brown)
SEOUL, May 29 North Korea's recent string of missile launches is seen as an attempt to apply pressure on South Korea to change policy, a military spokesman said on Monday after Pyongyang fired a short-range ballistic missile.
SEOUL, May 29 Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday it is considering adding memory chip production capacity at its manufacturing base in China amid an industry-wide boom.