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Korea Report - May, 2013.
©÷ President Park Geun-hye¡¯s made the first official visit to USA during June 4-10.
©÷ SKorea is pushing for a 3-way strategic dialogue with USA and China in June.
©÷ Shinjo Abe is seeking to revise the Japanese constitution to a change to its pacifist Law.
©÷ Samsung Group¡¯s is determined to produce Nobel Prize winners.
©÷ NK fired short-range guided missiles into the East Sea for the third consecutive day.
©÷ Laos has sent 9 NKoreans defectors to NK.
©÷ Bank of China has publicly closed the account of NK¡¯s key foreign exchange bank.
©÷ SKorea's fiscal deficit widened during the first quarter of this year.
©÷ BOK made a surprising cut of its key interest rate to 2.50% from 2.75%.
©÷ SKorea¡¯s economy is expected to grow 2.6% this year.
©÷ SKorea's trade surplus surged to a nearly three-year high in May.
©÷ NTS has officially launched a probe into 23 individuals and companies.
©÷ SEC¡¯s Galaxy S4 has been chosen as the best smartphone by a US magazine.
©÷ SKorea¡¯s major construction companies suffered heavy losses in the first quarter.
©÷ SKorea's foreign exchange reserves declined in May.
©÷ SKorea's consumer prices grew 1% in May.
©÷ Japan¡¯s order surged, in competition with Chinese counterparts.
©÷ The slump may be prolonged even beyond 2016, due to oversupply on speculative ordering.
©÷ Korea¡¯s policy financing institutions jointly provides $1.5 bil of PF to the US LNG plant.
©÷ New concept-close cooperation made the new design; Suisse-Atlantique-HMD.
©÷ KDB led creditors took over the day-to-day management of STX Group companies.
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