• Cina

    Survey: China factory activity up but export orders drop

    Pic: AP. HONG KONG (AP) — A private survey says China’s manufacturing activity edged up to a four-month high in February although export orders decreased for the first time since April. HSBC’s preliminary purchasing managers’ index released Wednesday rose to 50.1 this month from 49.7 in January. The index is based on a ...

  • Thailandia

    Thailand’s new cyber laws – Part 4: Bad for business, too!

    Pic: AP. In the fourth part of our series examining Thailand’s new and controversial cyber laws, we look at the impact it can have on business – and it doesn’t necessarily look very profitable. In the last couple of instalments of this series, we have highlighted the pitfalls, flaws and loopholes of ...

  • Corea del Sud

    Sales at S. Korea's discount outlets, department stores plunge in Jan.

    Sales at South Korea's discount outlets and department stores continued to drop from a year earlier in January, but the

  • Cina Corea del Sud

    S. Korea, China initial bilateral free trade pact

    South Korea and China initialed their free trade agreement Wednesday, taking a step closer to implementing what South Ko

  • Giappone Corea del Sud

    Korea's 2014 Auto Parts Trade Balance with Japan Turns to Black for First Time

    Korea's balance of automotive parts trade with Japan has turned to the black for the first time in history last year. According to the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency and the Korea International Trade Association on February 2, the volume of Korean-made auto parts exports to Japan was US$885,136,000, up 10.5 ...

  • Corea del Sud

    Export Price Index Hits 28 Year Low...Bank of Korea

    The January export prices fell to the lowest level in 28 years. The Bank of Korea said on February 11 that the export price index (with the 2010 prices set at 100) for the month of January fell 4.2 percent to 82.71 from the previous month. That means exporters saw ...

  • Corea del Sud

    No. of Foreign Students in Korea Picks up again in 2014

    The number of foreign students in Korea has increased in 2014 for the first time in three years since 2011. According to the Korea Immigration Service under the Ministry of Justice on February 6, the total number of foreign residents with a student visa as of the end of December ...

  • Corea del Sud

    Korea's 2014 Share in Chinese Import Market Ranked No. 1 for 2 Straight Years

    The share of Korean-made goods in China's import market was 9.7 percent last year, ranking No. 1 for two consecutive years after overtaking Japan for the first time in 2013 with the share of 9.2 percent. According to Chinese General Administration of Customs data released by the Korea International Trade ...

  • Corea del Sud

    Korea's 2014 Export Volume Growth Rate Reaches 4.4%

    A study said last year's export volume by Korean companies increased more than the world average. According to a report published by the Institute for International Trade, a research unit under the Korea International Trade Association, on February 1, the growth rate of Korea's export volume last year was 4.4 ...

  • Corea del Sud

    Almost Half of Foreign Ph.D. Holders in Korea Are Chinese Nationals

    About a half of foreigners who earned a Ph.D. degree in Korea were Chinese nationals. According to data published by the Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education & Training on January 26, of the 753 foreigners who attained their doctoral degrees between August 2013 and February 2014 333 (44.8%) were ...