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Korea24 – 2022.09.22 (Thursday) News Briefing: The Korean won collapsed beyond the 1,400 threshold against the US dollar on Thursday, following the US Federal Reserve’s third consecutive 0.75 percentage point rate hike. (Koo Hee-jin) In-Depth News Analysis (Korean Politics Digest): President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida a…
 
Korea24 – 2022.09.19 (Monday) News Briefing: President Yoon Suk-yeol has paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II during his visit to London to attend Her Majesty’s state funeral. (Eunice Kim) In-Depth News Analysis: Last Wednesday, the World Health Organization(WHO) said that the end of the COVID-19 pandemic is in sight, after the agency reported a 22-p…
 
Korea24 – 2022.09.16 (Friday) News Briefing: China's top legislator, Li Zhanshu, is in Seoul, where he has met with President Yoon Suk-yeol. He also met with the National Assembly speaker Kim Jin-pyo, who proposed a three-way meeting with the parliamentary speakers of South Korea, China and Japan. (KOO Hee-jin) In-Depth News Analysis (Weekly Econom…
 
Korea24 – 2022.09.15 (Thursday) News Briefing: The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has said that the end of the COVID-19 pandemic is in sight. (KOO Hee-jin) In-Depth News Analysis (Korean Politics Digest): Former ruling People Power Party chairman Lee Jun-seok awaits a ruling on another injunctio…
 
Korea24 – 2022.09.14 (Wednesday) News Briefing: Google and Meta have been slapped with a combined record fine of 100 billion won (US$ 71 million), for collecting and using personal information without consent. (Eunice Kim) In-Depth News Analysis: Since social distancing rules were relaxed last year, getting a late night taxi ride home in Seoul has …
 
Korea24 – 2022.09.13 (Tuesday) News Briefing: The Korean Netflix series "Squid Game" made history by becoming the first non-English series to win two major Emmy Awards, going to lead actor Lee Jung-jae and director Hwang Dong-hyuk. (Eunice Kim) In-Depth News Analysis: On Thursday, North Korea passed a new law declaring itself a nuclear weapons stat…
 
Korea24 – 2022.09.12 (Monday) Issue Briefing: Issue Briefing with Koo Hee-jin: We assess where South Korea stands in the battle against COVID-19. Then we look at the impact of the weakening South Korean won against the US dollar for Korean households. (KOO Hee-jin) In-Depth News Analysis: South Korea and Japan have been on a rocky road in recent ye…
 
Korea24 – 2022.09.09 (Friday) Issue Briefing with Koo Hee-jin: We take a closer look at the South Korean auto industry’s concerns over the US Inflation Reduction Act, which excludes tax incentives for electric vehicles (EVs) assembled outside of North America. Then we delve into South Korea’s bid to host the 2030 World Expo in the port city of Busa…
 
Korea24 – 2022.09.08 (Thursday) News Briefing: South Korea has reached out to North Korea, proposing that they hold formal talks to address the issue of separated families. (KOO Hee-jin) In-Depth News Analysis (Korean Politics Digest): The Yoon administration has received backlash after it proposed plans to move several conglomerates, along with se…
 
Korea24 – 2022.09.07 (Wednesday) News Briefing: President Yoon has vowed to promptly declare Pohang a special disaster zone in the aftermath of Typhoon Hinnamnor, as recovery efforts continue in the southern regions. (KOO Hee-jin) In-Depth News Analysis: A new government report has forecast that South Korea’s population is expected to drop by 27% t…
 
Korea24 – 2022.09.06 (Tuesday) News Briefing: Super typhoon Hinnamnor has passed the Korean peninsula, causing flooding, power outages and leaving several people dead or missing in its wake. (KOO Hee-jin) In-Depth News Analysis: The South Korean won broke the 1,370 won mark against the US dollar for the first time in 13 years on Monday. It closed o…
 
Korea24 – 2022.09.05 (Monday) News Briefing: Super Typhoon Hinnamnor is expected to make landfall in South Korea on Tuesday morning, with the southern regions and Jeju island to be hit hardest. (KOO Hee-jin) In-Depth News Analysis: South Korea's defense ministry caused a stir last week after it backtracked on a plan to consider conducting a public …
 
Korea24 – 2022.09.02 (Friday) News Briefing: Typhoon Hinnamnor, the year’s most powerful tropical storm, has changed course, and it is now expected to have a greater impact on the Korean Peninsula. (KOO Hee-jin) In-Depth News Analysis (Weekly Economy Review): Consumer prices in South Korea rose 5.7% on-year in August, but it was the first time in 7…
 
Korea24 – 2022.09.01 (Thursday) News Briefing: Prosecutors have summoned the leader of the main opposition Democratic Party Lee Jae-myung for questioning next week, over the ongoing probe related to the Seongnam land development scandal. (KOO Hee-jin) In-Depth News Analysis (Korean Politics Digest): The former presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung w…
 
Korea24 – 2022.08.31. (Wednesday) News Briefing: An international tribunal has ordered South Korea to pay the U.S. private equity firm Lone Star 216.5 million U.S. dollars in a case related to the sell-off of a local bank. Seoul has said it is still considering an appeal. (Eunice Kim) In-Depth News Analysis: A new report published by the RAND Corpo…
 
Korea24 – 2022.08.30. (Tuesday) News Briefing: The government has drawn up a budget plan worth 639 trillion won for next year. The 5.2% on-year increase is the lowest since 2017. (Eunice Kim) In-Depth News Analysis: After almost 10 years, the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes is set to announce its verdict on the 4.68 billi…
 
Korea24 – 2022.08.29. (Monday) News Briefing: The new leader of the main opposition Democratic Party, Lee Jae-myung, has pledged to proactively work with the Yoon Suk Yeol administration to improve people’s livelihoods. (Eunice Kim) In-Depth News Analysis: South Korea's daily COVID-19 case count has been trending downward in recent days, falling be…
 
Korea24 – 2022.08.23. (Tuesday) News Briefing: President Yoon Suk Yeol on Tuesday voiced concern over macroeconomic factors and called for swift measures to minimize possible adverse effects on the local economy. (Koo Hee-jin) In-Depth News Analysis: South Korea and China celebrate 30 years of diplomatic ties on August 24, but the two countries’ re…
 
Korea24 – 2022.08.22. (Monday) News Briefing: The Korean won continued to fall against the US dollar, closing at 1,339.80. It also surpassed the 1,340 mark during the day’s session for the first time in 13 years. (Tom McCarthy) In-Depth News Analysis: US President Joe Biden signed into law the 740 billion-dollar Inflation Reduction Act last week, w…
 
Korea24 – 2022.08.19. (Friday) News Briefing: Kim Yo-jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, has strongly criticized President Yoon Suk Yeol’s ‘bold initiative’ to help the regime’s economy in return for denuclearization. (Koo Hee-jin) In-Depth News Analysis (Weekly Economy Review): South Korea's fiscal deficit in the first six months …
 
Korea24 – 2022.08.18. (Thursday) News Briefing: President Yoon Suk Yeol has named a senior prosecutor as his administration’s inaugural prosecutor general, while also nominating a law professor as head of the state antitrust regulator. (Koo Hee-jin) In-Depth News Analysis: Amid the Yoon administration’s efforts to improve relations with Japan, Sout…
 
Korea24 – 2022.08.15. (Monday) News Briefing: In a speech to mark Liberation Day, President Yoon Suk Yeol offered a "bold initiative" to improve the North Korean economy in return for the regime’s denuclearization. (Eunice Kim) In-Depth News Analysis: The historic downpours and flooding in Seoul and the central regions last week left at least 20 de…
 
Korea24 – 2022.08.12. (Friday) News Briefing: The Yoon Suk Yeol administration has announced Samsung’s Lee Jae-yong is among the list for the upcoming Liberation Day presidential pardons. Former President Lee Myung-bak has not been included. (Koo Hee-jin) In-Depth News Analysis (Weekly Economy Review): The government announced plans this week to ea…
 
Korea24 – 2022.08.08. (Monday) News Briefing: On his return from vacation and amid falling approval ratings, President Yoon Suk Yeol has said he will uphold the people’s wishes while maintaining the original intentions for his presidency. (Eunice Kim) In-Depth News Analysis: Tensions around Taiwan have ramped up to unprecedented levels following US…
 
Korea24 – 2022.08.05. (Friday) News Briefing: South Korea’s first lunar orbiter, Danuri, has successfully been launched into outer space. It is now on its designated trajectory to the moon. (Koo Hee-jin) In-Depth News Analysis (Weekly Economy Review): Economics Professor Yang Jun-suk from the Catholic University of Korea joins us in the studio to d…
 
Korea24 – 2022.08.03. (Wednesday) News Briefing: South Korea’s presidential office has called for peace and stability through dialogue and cooperation in relation to the U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s controversial visit to Taiwan. (Eunice Kim) In-Depth News Analysis: Following on from South Korea’s successful launch of its first homegrown space…
 
Korea24 – 2022.07.28. (Thursday) News Briefing: South Korea’s finance minister Choo Kyung-ho said that the U.S. Federal Reserve's latest 0.75 percentage point rate hike is expected to have limited impact on the domestic financial market. (KOO Hee-jin) In-Depth News Analysis (Korean Politics Digest): The minor opposition Justice Party is facing an u…
 
Korea24 – 2022.07.21. (Thursday) News Briefing: The Yoon Suk Yeol government has unveiled a sweeping tax cut plan to spur growth and ease people’s livelihoods, including a reduction in corporate tax and the first income tax cut in 15 years. (KOO Hee-jin) In-Depth News Analysis (Korean Politics Digest): The Yoon Suk Yeol administration has come unde…
 
Korea24 – 2022.07.20. (Wednesday) News Briefing: A new daily high of 429 imported COVID-19 cases were reported on Wednesday. The daily total reached over 70-thousand for a second straight day. (Jenny NA) In-Depth News Analysis: South Korea’s Foreign Minister Park Jin wrapped up his trip to Tokyo and returned to Seoul where he said he believes Japan…
 
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