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India's ease of business environment improves
India has leapt 30 positions to rank 100 in the World Bank’s “Doing Business Report 2018,” becoming a big improver, the Embassy of India said. According to the bank, economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, using 10 parameters. A high ease of doing business ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to starting and operating a firm.
Trump will have hectic schedule here
U.S. President Donald Trump will be on a tight schedule during his two-day state visit to South Korea, Cheong Wa Dae said Friday. Trump will arrive on Nov. 7 and then visit the U.S. Army garrison at Camp Humphreys in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province, according to National Security Office official Nam Gwan-pyo. It will be the first visit of a U.S. president to the headquarters of...
Aid to North Korea important despite growing tension
Providing humanitarian aid to North Korea is important despite the worsening tension on the Korean Peninsula, but aid reaching those for whom it is intended remains a challenge, says the head of the United Nations Human Rights Office (OHCHR) Seoul. “Giving life-saving humanitarian aid to those in urgent need of such assistance is important, and it must be done in a way that respects human rights,” Signe Poulsen told The Korea Times last week.
Food brings Korea, ASEAN closer
Following last year’s fruitful results, this year’s ASEAN food fair boasted a variety of products that have not yet been introduced to the Korean market. With the theme “Taste the Happiness,” the ASEAN Trade Fair 2017 was held last week at COEX, southern Seoul. Over 100 food and beverage companies from countries in the region showcased products including packaged, easy-to-coo...
Polish airline celebrates successful launch of Seoul flights
The success of flights on the Warsaw-Seoul route was much greater than Polish airline Lot had anticipated, company chief executive Rafal Milczarski said. At a press briefing to mark the first anniversary of the launch at the Plaza Hotel in Seoul, Oct. 19, he said the airline was convinced from the beginning that the launch of the connection to Seoul was going to hit the “bull’s eye.”
Normandy region president visits Seoul
France’s Normandy region President Herve Morin, a former defense minister, is in Seoul with a delegation of 10 companies to promote the region. To mark the occasion, the French embassy and French-Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI) will host a networking event Monday at the Lotte Hotel Seoul. It will feature presentations and short videos about Normandy.
Women in leadership celebrated
New Zealand Ambassador to Korea Clare Fearnley celebrated “women in leadership” with eight other women ambassadors at her residence in Seoul on Oct. 20. Women who are leaders or future leaders from government, business and academia _ including the Minister of Gender Equality and Family Chung Hyun-back _ joined the reception to celebrate the achievements and aspirations of wom...
Nordic countries show off their lifestyle
The Nordic embassies _ Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden _ are introducing some of their leading brands to Korean consumers. “Nordic Lifestyle Week,” organized by the four countries, features 50 brands at the Hyundai Department Store in Pangyo, Gyeonggi Province, until Oct. 31.
NK repatriates S. Korean boat
North Korea Friday released a South Korean boat it captured six days ago for “humanitarian reasons” after the vessel allegedly sailed into the North’s waters illegally.The North’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported in the morning that the boat, 391 Hungjin, and its crew would be repatriated through a designated military water boundary in the East Sea at 6 p.m. Pyongyang time, or 5:30 p.m. Seoul time.
Moon vows to adjust investigative rights
President Moon Jae-in vowed, Friday, to resolve a longstanding row over investigative power between the police and the prosecution next year to better serve the people and protect their rights. “The government will help the two institutions reach a consensus on their own, but if necessary, we will create a neutral panel to mediate an agreement,” Moon said at a ceremony marking the 72nd National Police Day, which falls on Saturday. The thorny issue between the police and the prosecution over separating investigative and prosecutorial powers has gone on for nearly 20 years.
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