SEOUL South Korean exports fell the slowest in four months and beat market expectations, data showed on Saturday, a further sign a recovery in Asia's fourth-largest economy is gaining traction, although threats loom from global flare-ups in the COVID-19 pandemic.
SEOUL Worried South Koreans are putting banknotes in their microwaves and washing machines, damaging the bills in their attempts to cleanse them of the coronavirus.
SEOUL South Korea's factory production jumped at the fastest rate in more than 11 years in June and much quicker than expected, data showed on Friday, adding to hopes that the worst of the coronavirus impact has passed.
LONDON/SAO PAULO/SEOUL Iran, creaking under the impact of U.S. sanctions, a collapse in oil sales and a severe COVID-19 epidemic, is scrambling to buy food and medicine to avoid a supply crunch. But it's a struggle.
SEOUL South Korea's exports likely contracted for a fifth straight month in July as global demand remained weak despite the easing of coronavirus-related lockdowns, a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday.
SEOUL South Korea plunged into recession in the second quarter in its worst economic decline in more than two decades as the coronavirus pandemic battered exports and social distancing curbs paralysed factories.
SEOUL South Korea's economy likely saw its biggest contraction in over 20 years in the second quarter, a Reuters poll showed on Tuesday, as the coronavirus pandemic hit consumer spending, the labour market, and global demand for its exports.