President Park visited the Netherlands and Germany from Mar 24 to Mar 29 to discuss the way to end NK¡¯s nuclear program and prepare the reunification of Korean Peninsula.
Angela Merkel pledged to offer full support to President Park for Seoul¡¯s efforts to prepare for unification.
SKorea sent home the remains of 437 Chinese soldiers killed during the Korean War.
More than 1,300 Japanese academics protested against Tokyo¡¯s move to review and alter its 1993 apology for its military¡¯s wartime mobilization of sex slaves.
Korea and Canada struck an FTA after nearly 9 years of negotiations.
NK threatened to carry out a ¡®new form¡¯ of nuclear test in response to a UN condemnation of NK¡¯s recent ballistic missile launches.
Government vowed to ease or lift 2,200 regulations from the total of 15,269 hurdles.
Korea¡¯s GDP grew 3% in 2013, with t its manufacturing output expanding 3.3% on-year.
Taiwan¡¯s Yuanta Securities acquired a 27.06% stake in Tong Yang Securities.
The National Pension Service upheld 30.5% of its assets total stocks valued at KW128.32 tril at 2013.
Cash assets held by Korea¡¯s top 30 conglomerates grew 18.3% on-year to KW157.7 tril in 2013.
SEC¡¯s chip sales climbed 8.2% on-year to $33.82 bil in 2013, retaining No. 2 spot in the world.
Imported car sales in SKorea jumped 31.2% on-year in Feb to 13,852 units.
The Korea¡¯s gold market set sail on Mar 24, enabling securities firms to trade gold in the Stock Exchange.
Korea secured NB contracts of a combined 3.13 mil cgt (87 ships) for the first 2 months of this year, while China and Japan won 2.33 mil cgt (117 ships) and 1.06 mil cgt (53 units).
K-Sure vowed to ship-finance $400 mil for 3 drillships placed by Seadrill at SHI.
Yamal signed an LOI with MOL, Sovcomflot(SCF) and Teekay to build 15 ice-class LNG carriers in DSME for the Yamal LNG project.
The creditors of STX O&S decided to cancel the ¡®low-price¡¯ orders for some 50 NBs.
Samjin managed to secure RGs issued by its Chinese bankers for some NB orders on a ¡®selective¡¯ basis.
Hanjin Shipping is soon to merge with its parent firm Hanjin Shipping Holdings.