President Park visited Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan from June 16-21.
Park made reshuffle the cabinet aimed at putting right the image of the government.
Shinzo Abe ushered in rebirth of Japanese militarism by arbitrarily reinforcing its collective self-defense.
Abe undercut the 1993 Kono Statement acknowledging Japan¡¯s coercion of sexual slavery.
Pope Francis exhibited his willingness to console the families of the victims of the April¡¯s ferry disaster and the victim of sex slaveries during his Seoul visit from Aug 14-to-19.
The court deprived Korean Teachers and Education Workers¡¯ Union of its legal status.
The joint Gaeseong industrial complex marked the 10th anniversary of its establishment.
Current surplus for the first 5 months of this year totaled $31.5 bil, showing a 29% on-year gain.
A Seoul court ruled that state tax office refund KW119 bil ($117 mil) to Lone Star Funds.
Foreign direct investment, or FDI, into SKorea exceeded $10 bil for the first time.
Samsung Electronics took the 10th place on a list of the top 100 reputable businesses worldwide.
Samsung Everland, de facto holding company of the Group, is expected to go public by early next year, indicating overall restricting of the Group.
The local market share held by Hyundai Motor Group dipped to the upper 70 % range in May.
Hyundai Mobis ranked sixth overall among the world¡¯s automotive components suppliers.
Hyundai E&C has won an order for a $3.47 bil refinery expansion and facility upgrade in Venezuela.
Overseas investors held combined 33.24% Korean shares worth KW441.8 tril ($431 bil) in early June.
KWon will continue to rise against the USDollar, possibly breaching KW1,000 level within this year.
Global NB orders placed from Jan-to-May totaled 52.50 mil dwt (800 units, 17.70 mil cgt), down 23% on-year.
K-Sure pledged to ship-finance for LNG carriers and offshore plant built in Korea by foreign owners.
China blocked a plan to create an mega container alliance, the ¡®P3¡¯.
SHI is reportedly to take over a shipyard project in Vietnam after Oshima pulled out.
Jeong Gwang-Seok took the helm of Sungdong Shipbuilding.
HMM received transfusion of KW114 bil from a US private equity fund ¡®Market Vintage¡¯.
KLC and Pan Ocean plan to build bulkers at China¡¯s yards.