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Fans of boy band BTS join swarm of Ants chasing South Korea's hit IPO

Sep 25 2020

SEOUL Kim Eun-hee wants to complete her collection of memorabilia of Korean boy band BTS by bidding more than $120,000 to buy shares in the group's music label Big Hit Entertainment in South Korea's hottest IPO, which could even shake money markets. | Video

South Korea keeps social distancing curbs ahead of major national holiday

Sep 20 2020

SEOUL South Korea on Sunday extended level 2 social distancing for a week until Sept. 27, which limits indoor gatherings to below 50 and outdoor to less than 100, and may tighten limits for the Chuseok holiday when people traditionally reunite with families.

South Korea police arrests defector trying to cross back to North Korea

Sep 19 2020

SEOUL South Korean police said on Sunday they had arrested a defector who tried to return to North Korea after a similar, successful crossing in July escalated tensions on the peninsula.

UPDATE 1-Liquidation business booms in S.Korea as wave of small retailers close due to virus

Sep 10 2020

* Self-employed hardest hit (Adds fresh stimulus to aid small businesses par 10, 11)

South Korea draws extra $6.6 billion budget to help small businesses, households

Sep 10 2020

SEOUL South Korea is preparing the fourth supplementary budget of this year of around $6.6 billion to aid struggling small businesses facing mass closures amid unprecedented social distancing restrictions to curb a resurgence of the coronavirus.

UPDATE 2-S.Korea draws extra $6.6 bln budget to help small businesses, households

Sep 10 2020

* President Moon says economic activities are sharply contracting

Liquidation business booms in South Korea as wave of small retailers close due to virus

Sep 09 2020

SEOUL You Young-sik has tried his luck running businesses, but when his convenience store, a sausage factory and a second-hand furniture shop all failed, he realised he had found a niche, one that he understood well: helping people go out of business.

South Korea unveils aggressive spending plans for growth, virus depletes ammunition

Aug 31 2020

SEOUL South Korea's left-leaning government unveiled plans on Tuesday to increase spending aggressively for the next few years, to safeguard jobs and boost welfare for an economy hit by the coronavirus, taking public finances further into the red.

South Korea unveils aggressive spending plans for growth, virus depletes ammunition

Aug 31 2020

SEOUL South Korea's left-leaning government unveiled plans on Tuesday to increase spending aggressively for the next few years, to safeguard jobs and boost welfare for an economy hit by the coronavirus, taking public finances further into the red.

S.Korea unveils aggressive spending plans for growth, virus depletes ammunition

Aug 31 2020

SEOUL, Sept 1 South Korea's left-leaning government unveiled plans on Tuesday to increase spending aggressively for the next few years, to safeguard jobs and boost welfare for an economy hit by the coronavirus, taking public finances further into the red.

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