Friday, August 10th, 2018


Song Ji-hyo's New TV Series to Provide Respite from Summer Heat

Actress Song Ji-hyo will appear in a new TV series that will help fans take their minds off the sweltering heat. The series “Lovely Horribly” has mixed elements of a romance and a thriller, to provide respite from the summer heat. “It may not be as scary as some may anticipate. The two main characte… Source: Culture

How to Get Rid of Holiday Weight Gain

Even people who watch what they eat to keep their weight down allow themselves indulgences on holiday. But the extra weight can be hard to get rid of unless you do it immediately. The best way to lose the holiday pounds is to eat less every meal rather than skipping meals. The stomach is flexible an… Source: Culture

Red Cross Emergency Teams Tackle N.Korea's Heat Wave

The International Federation of Red Cross says the current heat wave in North Korea poses a serious threat to vulnerable population groups and to the country’s food supply.Red Cross emergency response teams, armed with water pumps, are helping irrigate fields hard hit by North Korea’s heat wave. In … Source: Culture

N.Korean Coal, Iron Illegally Entered S.Korean Ports

South Korea said Friday three South Korean companies apparently violated United Nations sanctions by importing nearly 35,000 tons of coal and iron worth nearly $6 million from the North last year.The Korea Customs Service disclosed the results of a 10-month investigation into the shipments Friday an… Source: Culture

Turkish Lira Plummets; Erdogan Pledges Economic War

The Turkish lira suffered its worst one-day loss in a decade Friday after President Donald Trump announced that the United States would hike tariffs, prompting investor confidence to slump.Trump announced the doubling of aluminum and steel tariffs in a tweet Friday, citing bilateral strains. Ties be… Source: Culture

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Jin Air Q2 net down 88 pct on increased fuel costs

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Yonhap) — Jin Air Co., the budget affiliate of Korean Air Lines Co., said Friday that its second-quarter net profit fell 88 percent from a year earlier on increased fuel costs and decline in travel demand. Net profit for the three Source: Money

(LEAD) Seoul stocks close lower on heavy foreign, institutional selling

(ATTN:ADDS bond yields at bottom) SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Yonhap) — South Korean stocks closed lower on Friday as foreign and institutional buyers went on a heavy selling spree targeting large-cap tech shares amid a strong U.S. dollar, analysts here said. Th Source: Money

S. Korean Bond Yields on Aug. 10, 2018

Today (%) Previous Session(%) Change (BP) 1-year TB 1.848 1.848 — 3-year TB 2.040 2.050 -1.0 10-year TB 2.490 2.521 -3.1 2-yea Source: Money

(2nd LD) N. Korean coal, pig iron shipped to S. Korea, potentially in violation of int'l sanctions

(ATTN: ADDS details in last 3 paras) SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Yonhap) — North Korean coal and pig iron have been brought into South Korea, potentially in violation of international sanctions against Pyongyang over its nuclear ambitions and intercontinental ba Source: Money