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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Your Excellency:

Here are The Korea Post notices and a roundup of important headlines from all major Korean-language dailies, TV and other news media of Korea today:

Very Respectfully Yours

/s/

Lee Kyung-sik

Publisher-Chairman

Korea Post Media

With further widening gaps

Main opposition Minjoo Party head leads in all Presidential surveys with wider margins

From left: Minjoo Party leader Moon Jae-in, former UN Seceretary General Ban Ki-moon, Seongnam City Mayor Lee Jae-myung, Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn, People’s Party Leader Ahn Cheol-soo, Chungcheongnam-do Provincial Governor Ahn Hee-jung

Here are the latest results of the opinion surveys on the Presidential hopefuls conducted and published by R&Search and Dailian this morning:

Minjoo Party leader Moon Jae-in: 34.8%

Former UN Seceretart General Ban Ki-moon: 18%

Seongnam City Mayor Lee Jae-myung: 9.3%

Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn: 7%

People’s Party Leader Ahn Cheol-soo: 6.3%

Chungcheongnam-do Provincial Governor Ahn Hee-jung: 5.8%

Two-man contest between Moon and Ban: Moon 53.5% vs. Ban 32%

Three-man contest among Moon, Ban and Lee: Moon 47.4%, Ban 27.3%, Ahn 14.6%

Three-man contest among Moon, Hwang and Lee: Moon 48.2%, Hwang 23.8%, Ahn 14.2%

Four-man contest among Moon, Ban, Ahn and Hwang: Moon 47.5%, Ban 17.1%, Ahn 13.4% and Hwang 13.2%

Party support rating:

Minjoo: 39%

Saenuri: 12.5%

People’s Party: 9.6%

Barun Party: 6.6%

Justice Party: 6.5%

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Other major topics on The Korea Post website (www.koreapost.com) this morning:

S. Korea, U.S. seek defense ministers' talks in Seoul next month

South Korea and the United States are arranging their first defense ministers' talks in Seoul next month since the inauguration of Donald Trump, the defense ministry said Wednesday, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis reportedly plans to visit Japan and South Korea in his first overseas trip after he was named to head the Pentagon. "We are in talks with our U.S. counterparts to hold the defense ministers' meeting early next month in Seoul. We are fine-tuning the detailed schedule," a ministry official said.

Opposition party whip condemns nude portrayal of Park

The floor leader of the main opposition Democratic Party condemned a lawmaker on Wednesday for displaying a painting portraying President Park Geun-hye in the nude at a parliamentary building.

Former U.N. chief Ban renews his support for constitutional revision

Former U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon, a prominent presidential aspirant, reiterated his support for a constitutional revision Wednesday, calling for a sweeping change in the current governing structure, where power is concentrated in a single national leader.

S. Korea's trade ministry meets with U.S. business people

South Korea's trade ministry on Wednesday held a meeting with U.S. business people to seek ways to bolster bilateral economic cooperation under the new Trump administration.

LG to unveil two smartwatches with Google's new operating system

LG Electronics Inc. plans to unveil two smartwatches featuring Google's new watch version of its operating system next month, an industry source said Wednesday.

N. Korea holds funeral for aviation body's chief

North Korea's state media said Wednesday that a funeral for Kang Ki-sop, the head of the country's aviation agency, was held in Pyongyang.

The memorial service for Kang, director-general of the General Administration of Civil Aviation, was held on Tuesday, with family, party and military officials in attendance, according to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). The media outlet did not mention North Korean leader Kim Jong-un being present at the ceremony or the cause of Kang's death and when he died.

Conglomerates' cash holdings jump

South Korea's leading conglomerates are estimated to have increased their cash holdings last year, raising hopes for ample dividends, investment officials said Wednesday with supportive data.

For up-to-the-minute Korea-language news, please visit www.koreapost.co.kr. there major topics on The Korea Post website (www.koreapost.com)

What’s ticking in Korea today? Here is a quick roundup of important news stories from the major Korean news media today:

KBS (http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/)

Independent Counsel Team to Search Top Office After Holiday

The independent counsel team investigating the Choi Soon-sil scandal says searching President Park Geun-hye's office before the Lunar New Year holiday is unlikely.

Deputy Independent Counsel Lee Kyu-chul told reporters Tuesday special prosecutors have completed a legal review on the prospect of a raid.

Defense Ministry: US Defense Secretary Mattis' Seoul Visit Being Coordinated

Seoul and Washington are said to be currently coordinating a defense ministerial meeting in South Korea.

A Defense Ministry official revealed on Wednesday the possibility of a meeting between Seoul's Defense Minister Han Min-koo and U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis.

S. Korea Wins North American Cup in Women's Bobsled

South Korea’s women bobsled teams have swept the North American Cup.

The team of Kim Yoo-ran and Kim Min-seong finished fourth with a time of one minute 57-point-99 second Tuesday in the eighth tour of IBSF North America Cup in Lake Placid in New York.

The team scored a total of 782 points and ranked first overall on the 2016-2017 North American Cup tour rankings with two gold medals and one silver medal.

Main Opposition Party Adopts Open Primary, Runoff Voting

The main opposition Democratic Party has decided to adopt an open primary and a runoff system to select its candidate for the presidential election.

Under the open primary, any legitimate South Korean voters will be allowed to participate in the voting as party delegates through phones, Internet and on-site application on the day of primary.

Bareun Party Officially Launches

The Bareun Party declared its official launch at a ceremony in Seoul on Tuesday.

The breakaway group from the ruling Saenuri Party also officially appointed Rep. Choung Byoung-gug as its first chairman and other members of the Supreme Council.

The party designated Choung and seven Supreme Council members on Monday. The members include Representatives Kim Jae-kyung, Hong Moon-pyo and Lee Hye-hoon, Floor Leader Joo Ho-young, Chief Policy-maker Lee Jong-koo and former Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon.

More Working Fathers Take Paternity Leave

The Ministry of Employment and Labor says the number of working fathers who took paternity leaves surged more than 50 percent last year.

According to the ministry on Tuesday, 76-hundred male employees took a paternity leave in 2016, up more than 56 percent from 2015. Such employees accounted for eight-and-a-half percent of a total of some 89-thousand workers who took parental leaves. That’s up nearly three percentage points from 2015.

SK Takes Over LG Siltron for 620 Million Won

SK Holdings has acquired LG Siltron in a move to vertically integrate its semiconductor business.

SK held a board of directors' meeting on Monday and decided to buy 51 percent of LG Siltron’s shares held by LG Group for 620 billion won. That’s around 532 million U.S. dollars.

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Yonhap (http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr)

S. Korea's economic growth decelerates in Q4: BOK

South Korea's economy grew at a slower pace in the fourth quarter than three months earlier on decreased demand and construction investments, central bank data showed Wednesday.

S. Korea's trade ministry meets with U.S. business people

South Korea's trade ministry on Wednesday held a meeting with U.S. business people to seek ways to bolster bilateral economic cooperation under the new Trump administration.

Conglomerates' cash holdings jump

South Korea's leading conglomerates are estimated to have increased their cash holdings last year, raising hopes for ample dividends, investment officials said Wednesday with supportive data.

Hyundai Rotem set to win 490 bln-won train supply deal from Egypt

Hyundai Rotem Co., the train making unit of Hyundai Motor Group, may soon sign a 490 billion-won (US$420 million) deal to supply train cars to Egypt, the company said Wednesday.

Coach for reigning football champs tempers expectations on returning ex-captain

Reigning South Korean football champions FC Seoul have been reunited with their former captain Ha Dae-sung this winter, but their coach Hwang Sun-hong is trying to temper expectations.

U.S. lawmakers introduce legislation prohibiting Trump from launching nuclear first strike

Two U.S. Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday introduced a bill prohibiting President Donald Trump from launching a nuclear first strike without a declaration of war by Congress.

U.S.-Korea trade deal even more important after U.S. withdrawal from TPP: senior business lobby official

The U.S. free trade agreement with South Korea has become even more important to American businesses as President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from a massive Asia-Pacific free trade deal, a top official of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said Tuesday.

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The Korea Herald (http://www.koreaherald.com)

Trump’s TPP abandonment fans trade fears in Korea

On his first full weekday in office Monday, US President Donald Trump signed an executive action to abandon a multilateral trade deal involving 12 countries, underlining his tough trade policy and raising concerns over a possible renegotiation of the South Korea-US Free Trade Agreement.

Pokemon Go’ officially launches in Korea

The hit augmented reality mobile game “Pokemon Go,” which took the world by storm last year, was officially released in South Korea on Tuesday.

Available in Korean, “Pokemon Go” can be downloaded on the Google Play store and Apple’s App Store.

Ex-Ewha Univ. chief faces arrest over Chung Yoo-ra admission

The special prosecutor’s investigation into admissions fraud surrounding Chung Yoo-ra, the daughter of President Park Geun-hye’s close friend, is reaching its final stage, with a court reviewing Tuesday the arrest of the school’s former president.

Samsung to focus on memory, display

Samsung Electronics, whose traditional cash cow used to come from smartphones, said it would focus on its components businesses -- chip and display, projecting slow smartphone sales this year in a regulatory filing Tuesday.

Philippines apologizes for its policemen's murdering of Korean man

The Filipino government on Tuesday officially apologized to its South Korean counterpart over a Korean businessman who was kidnapped and killed by local police officers last year.

Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella conveyed condolences to the bereaved family of the man in his 50s, surnamed Ji, who was abducted and strangled to death by policemen for ransom in October.

Park meets lawyers over impeachment trial

President Park Geun-hye met with her lawyers for the first time in nearly a month on Tuesday to discuss their next steps in her impeachment trial, one of the attorneys said.

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The Korea Times (http://www.koreatimes.co.kr)

US advanced missile system bewilders Korea

The new U.S. government is likely to attempt to deploy more assets of its global missile defense (MD) program on and around the Korean Peninsula in addition to a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery, officials here said Tuesday.

Final ruling on 'Itaewon murder' due Wednesday

The Supreme Court will deliver a final verdict today on the "Itaewon murder" case in which the son of a U.S. military contractor stabbed a 22-year-old Korean to death at a Burger King outlet in the Seoul district 20 years ago.

New smartcard offers foreign visitors many benefits

A new "smartcard," exclusively for foreign tourists, was released Monday, allowing them to use public transport more conveniently and offering various discounts.

In cooperation with the Visit Korea Committee, Korea Smart Card (KSC) ― Korea's public transits fare card issuer ― said Monday that the "Korea Tour Card, also offered discounts at shopping centers, restaurants and tourist attractions.

Pagoda Academy CEO confirmed guilty of embezzlement and breach of trust

The Supreme Court on Tuesday confirmed the guilty verdict against PAGODA Academy CEO Park Kyung-sil, dealing a blow to her leadership of one of South Korea's biggest foreign language institutes.

The top court upheld the appellate court's 30-month jail term imposed on Park, 62, with the term suspended for three years.

Moran Market gets that holiday spirit

The weather was biting cold, but not enough to deter "shopping fever" at Moran Market in the lead-up to the holiday celebrating Lunar New Year's Day or "Gujeong," which falls on Saturday.

Korea urged to open dialogue channel with US

Seoul should urgently secure effective communication channels with Washington to avoid falling victim to Donald Trump's "America First" policy, according to Sohn Sung-won, an economics professor at California State University.

Ban Ki-moon's nephew dodges military duty

Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's scandal-ridden nephew, Bahn Joo-hyun, is on the wanted list for dodging compulsory military service, according to a media report Tuesday.

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Dong-A Ilbo (http://english.donga.com)

Pres. Trump pulls the U.S. out of TPP

The Donald Trump administration announced an official withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), prompting Korea to make inevitable changes in its trade framework as Korea has considered joining the TPP.

Father Lee Tae-seok to be introduced in South Sudanese textbook

Father Lee Tae-seok (see photo), a Korean priest who died of cancer in 2010 after serving years to volunteer as a doctor in South Sudan, will be covered in the textbooks of the country in February next year.

Pokemon Go launched in Korea, in hopes to give economy a boost

Mobile augmented reality game Pokemon Go debuted in Korea on Tuesday, raising expectations of an economic boost.

Niantic held a press conference at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Westin Chosun Hotel in central Seoul and officially announced domestic launch of Pokemon Go. Download has been available from 7 a.m. Tuesday at Apple's App Store and Google's Play Store.

Venus Williams makes to Australian Open round 4 in 14 years

Ranked No. 17 in world tennis, Venus Williams beat Anastasiya P'yankova, ranked 27th, 2-0 at the women's singles round 8 held in Melbourne, Australia on Tuesday, allowing Williams to post a record of entering round 4 as the oldest in women's singles in a major competition in 23 years since Martina Navratilova at Wimbledon in 1994. Williams is 36 years and 221 days old, while Navratilova was 37 years and 258 days old in 1994.

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Chosun-Ilbo (http://english.chosun.com)

Parks Lawyers Spring 39 More Witnesses on Constitutional Court

President Park Geun-hye's lawyers have suddenly named another 39 witnesses in her impeachment trial in an apparent attempt to drag out proceedings.

The surprise move to tap 39 witnesses, many of who are likely to deliver testimony that is damaging to Park, came on Friday as the court decided to use transcribed prosecutors' interviews with 46 suspects to save time and summon only a handful in person.

Park Sues Reporter Over Blacklist

President Park Geun-hye's lawyers on Saturday denied media reports that the president ordered officials to draw up a blacklist of "hostile" artists.

The denial came a day after former presidential chief of staff Kim Ki-choon, an ancient retainer to the Park family, was arrested for ordering the compilation of the list of nearly 10,000 artists and entertainers.

Samsung Blames Batteries for Note 7 Debacle

Samsung has concluded that the cause of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones catching fire last year was defective batteries after all.

In a press conference Monday, the tech giant said the first batch of batteries from Samsung SDI were faulty, and then the replacement batteries from China's ATL had a different fault that caused the same problem. Samsung failed to detect the defects in the assembly process.

Can Plastic Surgery Change Your Personality?

Nine out of 10 women who have had plastic surgery think it changed their personality, mostly for the better as they became more confident about their appearance.

A study by Prof. Lee Ji-mi at Hyejeon College published last week in the Journal of the Korean Society of Cosmetology surveyed 402 women over 20 who had plastic surgery in September and October 2014.

Trump Announces Massive Missile Shield

New U.S. President Donald Trump has made a state-of-the-art anti-missile shield a top priority to protect America "against missile-based attacks from states like Iran and North Korea."

Filial Piety Brings Park Out of Seclusion

President Park Geun-hye on Monday paid her respects at the graves of her parents, strongman Park Chung-hee and his wife Yuk Young-soo, in the National Cemetery in Seoul.

It was the first time she has left her official residence at Cheong Wa Dae, where she has been holed up since the National Assembly voted to impeach her on Dec. 9.

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HanKyoReh-Shinmoon (http://english.hani.co.kr)

Impeachment won’t be decided until after Constitution Court president’s term ends

The Constitutional Court decided on Jan. 23 to hold additional questioning of witnesses on Feb. 1 and 7 in the impeachment trial of President Park Geun-hye.

The decision means no ruling in the case is possible before current court president Park Han-chul finishes his term on Jan. 31.

Candlelight rally grows in the cold, calling for chaebol reform

The 13th weekly candlelight demonstrations in central Seoul on Jan. 21 blazed with calls for chaebol reform.

The day before the event, its organizers with the group Emergency Citizen Action for the Resignation of the Park Geun-hye Administration had been worried enough about falling participant numbers to issue an “appeal to see the candlelight revolution through.” But despite heavy snow and subzero temperatures, the organizers estimated around 320,000 attendees, far more than the estimated 130,000 who showed up the weekend before.

Lee Jae-myung hopes to become South Korea’s “first former laborer President”

Seongnam Mayor Lee Jae-myung threw his hat in the ring for the presidential race on Jan. 23, declaring his plans to become “the Republic of Korea’s first laborer to become President.”

Lee delivered the message in a press conference at the Orient Watch Factory in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province, where he went to work for two years as a 15-year-old in 1979.

Former comfort woman to return 100 million won payment from Japan

Kim Bok-deuk, 100, a former comfort woman, has decided to return to the Healing and Reconciliation Foundation the 100 million won (US$85,950) she received from the Japanese government through the foundation. Kim’s nephew is currently holding the money on Kim’s behalf. An audio recording was recently released in which Kim said she was unaware of having received the money and asked that the money be returned if she had received it.

Artificially incubated pollack successfully acclimated to live in the East Sea

Artificially incubated pollack that had been released after birth have successfully become established in the East Sea, the South Korean government has confirmed. This is an encouraging sign for a government project to replenish pollack stocks in the East Sea, which had been wiped out by overfishing.

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JoongAng-Ilbo(conservative) (http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/)

Samsung’s profit rebounds in Q4

Samsung Electronics said its operating profit rate reached 17.4 percent in the fourth quarter of last year, the highest since 17.2 percent in the third quarter of 2013, buoyed by strong sales of memory chips and displays.

Jong-un purges three sons of revered O Jin-u

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un purged three sons of the late Marshal O Jin-u, former head of the North’s Ministry of People’s Armed Forces, whom South Korean intelligence once identified as the “right-hand man” of former rulers Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong-il.

Liberals consider notion of coalition governments

Talk about forming a coalition government following the presidential election gained traction after frontrunner Moon Jae-in said Monday that he was open to sharing power, saying his party “alone cannot achieve a change of power” in the election.

Kakao enters content business in China with 20 webtoons
Kakao launched 20 online comics Tuesday for the China market, its first foray into the burgeoning content market.

Ten of the online comics, or webtoons, are from Daum Webtoon and the other 10 are from Kakao Page, a content platform. Six of them became available on both mobile devices and websites belonging to Tencent’s webtoons site ac.qq.com over the last weekend and the remaining 14 will be released over time. The titles include “Girl Hermit,” “Aquaman,” “What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim” and “In Summer that Year, I…”

LG Display reports record operating profit in Q4

LG Display, a manufacturer of flat panels, reported Tuesday a record quarterly operating profit of 904.3 billion won ($774.1 million) in the fourth quarter of 2016, largely thanks to rising panel prices, favorable exchange rates and a diversified product line.

More men taking paternity leave

More men are taking paternity leave, but the number doing so remains below 10 percent of the total who take leave for child care, the government said Tuesday.

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The KyungHyang-Shinmoon(http://english.khan.co.kr/)

Lee Jae-myung, “I Will Be the First Laborer to Become the President of the Republic of Korea”

On January 23, the Mayor of Seongnam-si Lee Jae-myung (53), a member of the Minjoo Party of Korea, announced his presidential bid in front of a factory where he had worked as a minor, saying, “I will be the first laborer to become the president of the Republic of Korea.” He introduced his colorful life including his birth into a poor family and his experience as a minor worker and said, “I will be happy when everyone can live well in a fair environment.”

We Need to Determine the Health Insurance Premium Based on a Single Criterion, Income

Yesterday, the Ministry of Health and Welfare announced changes to the national health insurance focused on better ways to calculate the premium. The new changes mainly lower the premium burden on low-income local subscribers while raising the premium of high-income employees and beneficiaries. The welfare ministry plans to change the current system used to impose health insurance contributions from 2018 to 2024 in three stages and gradually raise the proportion of the premium imposed according to income, while lowering the proportion based on property.

Ahn Hee-jung, “Let‘s Change the World with a Young President!”

Ahn Hee-jung (52), governor of Chungcheongnam-do officially declared his bid for the nineteenth presidential election. The declaration was made in an unprecedented way: announcing his presidential vision in a Q&A session with citizens that lasted for five hours.

Impeachment Trial May End as Early as Mid February

The Constitutional Court may reach a judgment on the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye as early as mid February. This is on condition that the bench does not call further witnesses and that Park Han-chul, president of the Constitutional Court, takes part in the final decision. If the court decides to ratify the impeachment, the election for the next president will be held in mid April.

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The Korea Economic Daily (http://english.hankyung.com/)

Trump Era: "No Place for Corporations to Go"

Upon inauguration as the President of the United States, Donald Trump has signed a series of executive orders pushing his America First agenda. Following an order to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, he declared that he would pull the country out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. It seems Trump's protectionist rhetoric has really become a tangible threat to trade-dependent countries like Korea.

Trump's High Tariffs on Mexican Products Could Deal a Blow to Korean Firms There

Korean companies with presence in Mexico are in high alert as the U.S. Trump administration decided to begin renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement.

If the Trump administration decides to impose high tariffs on imports from Mexico, the Korean companies in Mexico would face difficulty in exporting their goods to the U.S. market. In the worst case scenario, their exports to the U.S. could be totally blocked.

Samsung Electronics Posts 9.2 Tril. Won 4Q Operating Profit

Samsung Electronics posted an operating profit in excess of 9 trillion won for the fourth quarter of last year. Its semiconductor division claimed more than a half of the operating profit for the whole company, overcoming the nightmare caused by the Galaxy Note 7 four months ago.

Memory Chip Industry Meets Super Cycle

Memory chip makers are embracing a super boom time, with the prices of DRAMs and NAND flash memory chips rising at a rapid pace.

Some market watchers said that the semiconductor industry is facing a super cycle in which the mid- and long-term demand for memory chips is growing along with the increase in demand from new areas such as cloud computing, Internet-of-Things, and artificial intelligence.

Hyundai Heavy Industries Slips to No. 3 in Terms of Order Backlogs

In a situation where the prolonged contraction of the Korean shipbuilding industry led to Korea losing the No. 2 spot in the national order backlog ranking by being overtaken by Japan, Hyundai Heavy Industries slipped to No. 3 in the corporate order backlog ranking, being overtaken by Japan's Imabari Shipbuilding.

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AJU Business Daily (http://eng.ajunews.com/korea)

Opposition lawmaker under fire for Park's parody nude painting

An opposition lawmaker has been under fire Tuesday for displaying a parody painting in parliament that portrayed South Korea's disgraced President Park Geun-hye in the nude and her jailed crony.

Will Pokémon Go succeed in S. Korea?

Pokémon Go, an augmented reality game and global hit, was officially released in South Korea, but doubts emerged quickly over whether it can see its second renaissance in a country with the world's most advanced mobile network.

Game reality variety show 'Running Man' kept alive with no lineup change

Running Man, a popular TV variety show loved by many Asian fans, was kept alive after producers rescinded their earlier decision to terminate the program.

SBS said it would go ahead with the game reality variety show without changing its six-member lineup: Yoo Jae-suk, Haha, Ji Suk-jin, Lee Kwang-soo, Song Ji-hyo and Kim Jong-kook.

Samsung delights investors with hefty dividend and share repurchase

Samsung Electronics delighted investors with a record amount of dividend and a share repurchase aimed at boosting the value of shares in an apparent bid to refresh its image tainted by a bribery scandal involving its de facto head.

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Maeil Business News Korea (http://www.pulsenews.co.kr/)

Samsung Elec confirms $7.9 Q4 profit on record chip performance, predicts lower figure in Q1

Record performance of memory chips and growing demand for flexible displays more than compensated for the major setback for the world’s largest smartphone maker from the discontinuation of Galaxy Note7, sending Samsung Electronics to finish the year of 2016 with the second-best-ever performance.

Samsung Elec pledges $11 bn shareholder benefit program

Samsung Electronics Co. which ended 2016 with its second-best-ever earnings on Tuesday pledged largest-ever cash dividend payout of more than $3 billion and treasury share buyback program worth $8 billion to further bolster shareholders’ value. It did not specify capital investment plan for 2017.

LG Display posts stellar 2016Q4 earnings with operating profit up 180% on qrt

South Korea’s LG Display Co. recorded strong earnings for the fourth quarter ended December last year thanks to shift to larger-size panels, recovery in panel prices, seasonal demand for small- and medium-sized displays for mobile and wearable devices.

Pokemon Go officially available in S. Korea

The international smash-hit augmented-reality game Pokemon Go finally arrived in South Korea six months later than its earlier release in North America and Europe due to restricted access to digital map in Korea because of its geopolitical risk.

What’s ticking around the world at this second?

See what the world media around the world have to report:

USA Today www.usatoday.com aallman@gannett.com

The New York Times www.nytimes.com inytletters@nytimes.com

Wall Street Journal www.wsj.com support@wsj.com ,service@wsj-asia.com

Financial Times www.ft.com ean@ft.com

The Times www.thetimes.co.uk help@timesplus.co.uk

The Sun www.thesun.co.uk talkback@the-sun.co.uk

Chinese People's Daily www.people.com.cn kf@people.cn

China Daily www.chinadaily.com.cn circulation@chinadaily.com.cn

Gwangmyeong Daily www.gmw.cn webmaster@gmw.cn

Japan's Yomiuri www.yomiuri.co.jp japannews@yomiuri.com

Asahi www.asahi.com customer-support@asahi.com

Mainichi www.mainichi.jp

Lemonde www.ilemonde.com

Italy rarepupeul Rica www.quotidiano.repubblica.it vittorio.zucconi@gmail.com

Germany Frankfurter AllgemeineZeitung www.faz.net anzeigen.ausland@faz.de

Süddeutsche Zeitung www.sueddeutsche.de forum@sueddeutsche.de

Australia Brisbane Times www.brisbanetimes.com.au syndication@fairfaxmedia.com.au

Sydney Morning Herald www.smh.com.au

Colombia Reports http://colombiareports.com

Bogota Free Planet http://bogotafreeplanet.com bfp@bogotafreeplanet.com

El Universal http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/english

ANDES http://www.andes.info.ec/en

ECUADOR TIMES http://www.ecuadortimes.net

The Jordan Times https://www.jordantimes.com

LSM.lv http://www.lsm.lv/en

The Baltic Times http://www.baltictimes.com lithuania@baltictimes.com , estonia@baltictimes.com, editor@baltictimes.com

El Pais http://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html

PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER https://www.inquirer.net

Daily News Hungary http://dailynewshungary.com

Budapest Times http://budapesttimes.hu

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Lee Kyung-sik  edt@koreapost.com

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