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Samsung SDI to Supply Batteries for New VW e-Golf: Source

Samsung SDI to Supply Batteries for New VW e-Golf: Source

SEOUL, Mar. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s Samsung SDI Co. will supply its electric-vehicle batteries to Volkswagen’s new 2017 e-Golf, an industry source said Wednesday. “The new e-Golf equipped with a Samsung battery will go on sale in global markets this spring,” the source told Yonhap News Agency. Samsung SDI and LG Chem Ltd. [...]

KTO to Hold Marathon Fete for Foreign Tourists This Week

KTO to Hold Marathon Fete for Foreign Tourists This Week

SEOUL, Mar. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The state tourism body said Wednesday it plans to hold a marathon event for foreign tourists in a southern province later this week as part of ongoing efforts to secure more inbound visitors and promote the country as an attractive tourist destination. The Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Marathon & Walking [...]

S. Korean Firm Shuts Down Battery Plant in China: Source

S. Korean Firm Shuts Down Battery Plant in China: Source

SEOUL, Mar. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s SK Innovation Co. halted operation of its battery packing plant in China in January as its business suffered in the face of Beijing’s move to stop a subsidy to electric vehicle makers that use parts from non-Chinese manufacturers, sources said Wednesday. Orders for the joint venture between [...]

Jeju Island Residents Fear Deployment of US Aircraft Carriers

Jeju Island Residents Fear Deployment of US Aircraft Carriers

SEOUL, March 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Concerns over further American military intervention are growing among residents of Jeju Island after the U.S. Aegis destroyer USS Stethem docked at the Jeju Naval Base before heading back to its home port in Japan. Anti-war organizations and town councils based in Gangjeong village, where the Naval base is [...]

Incheon SK Baseball Stadium to Trial 5G Technology During KBO Season Opener

Incheon SK Baseball Stadium to Trial 5G Technology During KBO Season Opener

SEOUL, March 29 (Korea Bizwire) – SK Telecom announced yesterday plans to equip the Incheon SK Happy Dream Park with devices running on 5G technology for baseball fans visiting the stadium during the three-day season opening series. Dubbed the “5G Stadium”, the home stadium of the SK Wyverns will be transformed this weekend into a venue [...]

Speculation Grows Over Galaxy S8’s Nickname After New LG Phone Dubbed “Impeachment Phone”

Speculation Grows Over Galaxy S8’s Nickname After New LG Phone Dubbed “Impeachment Phone”

SEOUL, March 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Heated discussions are taking place online over a nickname for Samsung’s much anticipated new Galaxy S8 prior to its release, after LG’s new G6 smartphone had the misfortune of being dubbed the “impeachment phone” due to its release coinciding with the day former president Park Geun-hye was removed from office. [...]