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Korean Fruit Sweeps Through Southeast Asian Market

Korean Fruit Sweeps Through Southeast Asian Market

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean grapes and strawberries are gaining popularity in Vietnam and other Southeast Asian countries. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and state-run Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corp. (aT) reported grape exports of US$23 million last year, up by 64.2 percent over the previous year. Shine Muscats [...]

Korean Pop Culture Producers Eyeing Southeast Asia

Korean Pop Culture Producers Eyeing Southeast Asia

SEOUL, Dec. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Southeast Asian countries are emerging as a new market for Korean broadcasting content, in line with the government’s aggressive foreign policy initiative called the New Southern Policy, which gained momentum via a South Korea-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) special summit in Busan last month. The region can provide [...]

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 [...]