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RPT-FEATURE-K-Pop stardom lures Japanese youth to Korea despite diplomatic chill

02 May 2019

SEOUL, May 1 Yuuka Hasumi put high school in Japan on hold and flew to South Korea in February to try her chances at becoming a K-pop star, even if that means long hours of vocal and dance training, no privacy, no boyfriend, and even no phone.

K-Pop stardom lures Japanese youth to Korea despite diplomatic chill

01 May 2019

SEOUL Yuuka Hasumi put high school in Japan on hold and flew to South Korea in February to try her chances at becoming a K-pop star, even if that means long hours of vocal and dance training, no privacy, no boyfriend, and even no phone.

Samsung Electronics bets on better second half after first-quarter profit slumps

30 Apr 2019

SEOUL South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd flagged improved second-half results on expectations of a pick up in memory chip and smartphone sales, after posting its weakest profit in more than two years in the first quarter. | Video

LG Electronics to shut South Korea phone plant, move production to Vietnam

25 Apr 2019

SEOUL LG Electronics Inc said on Thursday it would stop producing smartphones in South Korea and move manufacturing to Vietnam, joining global rivals in reorganising production as they battle a slump in global demand.

SK Hynix confident of memory chip recovery after quarterly profit drop

25 Apr 2019

SEOUL SK Hynix Inc said on Thursday it was confident of a recovery in memory chips later this year due to rising demand from data centres, after the South Korean chipmaker posted its smallest quarterly profit in more than two years.

LG Display calls for patience in 2019 as weak smartphones, OLED costs weigh

24 Apr 2019

SEOUL LG Display Co Ltd on Wednesday said OLED R&D costs and stalled smartphone growth will likely translate into a weak 2019, after the Apple Inc supplier booked a first-quarter operating loss that was wider than analyst estimates.

Samsung retrieving all Galaxy Fold samples after defect reports - source

24 Apr 2019

SEOUL Samsung Electronics is retrieving all Galaxy Fold samples distributed to reviewers, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday, as the firm smarts from the reputational blow of postponing the launch of its first foldable smartphone. | Video

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