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Naver’s Cloud Unit Teams Up with Singaporean Firm to Tap into Southeast Asia

Naver’s Cloud Unit Teams Up with Singaporean Firm to Tap into Southeast Asia

SEOUL, Jul. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The cloud affiliate of South Korea’s dominant Internet portal operator, Naver Corp., said Thursday that it has joined hands with Singaporean cloud company Deskera to tap deeper into the Southeast Asian market. Deskera, considered the leading cloud-based platform provider, and Naver Business Platform (NBP) will provide cloud services for [...]

Lotte Tapping Deeper into Southeast Asia, Advanced Markets

Lotte Tapping Deeper into Southeast Asia, Advanced Markets

SEOUL, May 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Retail and chemical giant Lotte Group is ramping up efforts to tap deeper into Southeast Asia and advanced economies amid falling sales in China, once its biggest overseas market, industry sources said Tuesday. Overseas sales of the conglomerate came to 8.9 trillion won (US$7.49 billion) in 2018, up 7.2 [...]

Perception of “ASEAN” Weak Amongst Koreans

Perception of “ASEAN” Weak Amongst Koreans

SEOUL, Jun. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The “New Southern Policy Initiative” ambitiously being pursued by the South Korean government would require heightened levels of engagement with ASEAN member states. However, a recent study has showed that the understanding of ASEAN countries by South Koreans was very low. This is according to a study titled “Koreans’ [...]

Six Mekong Nations Call for Accelerated Action to Eliminate Malaria Before 2030

Six Mekong Nations Call for Accelerated Action to Eliminate Malaria Before 2030

Geneva, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The governments of Cambodia, China, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam have together called for accelerated action to eliminate malaria in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) by 2030. Signing a joint Ministerial Call for Action at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, the six countries [...]

S. Korean Hotels Set Eyes on Southeast Asia

S. Korean Hotels Set Eyes on Southeast Asia

SEOUL, Dec. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean hotel chains are targeting Southeast Asian countries to bypass tough competition at home and take advantage of the region’s fast-growing economy, industry watchers said Sunday. Industry watchers said Southeast Asia is an attractive market for local hotel chains as South Koreans also frequently visit the region for [...]

South Korean Head Coach of Vietnamese National Football Team Promises Improvement

South Korean Head Coach of Vietnamese National Football Team Promises Improvement

SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Vietnam national football team’s new South Korean head coach Park Hang-seo on Wednesday vowed to make his side the best among teams in Southeast Asia. Park officially signed a contract with the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) in Hanoi to lead its men’s national team until 2020. Vietnamese media reported [...]