Thursday, November 8th, 2018


(3rd LD) Hyundai to ship refreshed G90 early next year

(ATTN: UPDATES with minor edits) SEOUL, Nov. 8 (Yonhap) — Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea’s biggest carmaker by sales, said Thursday it will ship the Genesis G90 flagship to the United States and other markets early next year, following its domestic l Source: Money

Gov't, ruling party propose higher new target price for rice

SEOUL, Nov. 8 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s government and ruling party said Thursday they will submit a raised purchase price for harvested rice to the National Assembly. The ruling Democratic Party and the government said it set the target price at 1 Source: Money

(LEAD) Samsung unveils upcoming foldable smartphone

(ATTN: ADDS photo and more info throughout) SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 7 (Yonhap) — Samsung Electronics Co. on Wednesday showcased its upcoming smartphone with a foldable display slated to be released in the early part of 2019. At the Samsung Developer Source: Money

NCSOFT unveils 5 new mobile games

By Kim Han-joo SEOUL, Nov. 8 (Yonhap) — South Korean online gamemaker NCSOFT Corp. on Thursday unveiled five new massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG) for the mobile platform. Among the much anticipated lineup is “Line 2M,” a f Source: Money

(LEAD) Hyundai to launch refreshed G90 in U.S. early next year

(ATTN: CHANGES headline and lead; ADDS details throughout) SEOUL, Nov. 8 (Yonhap) — Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea’s biggest carmaker by sales, said Thursday it will launch the Genesis G90 flagship in the domestic market later this month, followed Source: Money

S. Korea's household debt to GDP ratio rises in Q2

SEOUL, Nov. 8 (Yonhap) — The ratio of South Korea’s household debt to the gross domestic product rose to reach nearly 99 percent in the second quarter of this year amid a hike in property prices, a central bank report said Thursday. The household Source: Money

S. Korea's core inflation down 0.4 pct point due to government-led benefits: BOK

SEOUL, Nov. 8 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s core inflation was dragged down 0.4 percentage point by the government-led benefits, including a tax cut, a central bank report said Thursday. For the first nine months of 2018, the core inflation, which excl Source: Money

AI platform to screen terms of service for financial products next year

SEOUL, Nov. 8 (Yonhap) — An artificial intelligence (AI) platform will start screening terms of service for financial products from next year, the financial watchdog said Thursday, as part of its efforts to bolster machine-readable regulation. Th Source: Money

Overall economic activity remains subdued: KDI

SEJONG, Nov. 8 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s exports still remain bullish, but the overall economic activity remains stagnant amid weak domestic demand, a state-run think tank said Thursday. “Export growth shot up temporarily, but domestic demand staye Source: Money

Retail sales, service output face extended slump in restructuring-hit region

SEJONG, Nov. 8 (Yonhap) — Retail sales and service output in restructuring-hit regions continued to remain in a slump in the third quarter, government data showed Thursday. According to the data compiled by Statistics Korea, service output in Sout Source: Money