May 26, 2024
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Yoon emphasizes economic growth, pension in first press meeting in 21 months
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Yoon emphasizes economic growth, pension in first press meeting in 21 months

South Korean president’s economic promises include pension increase, tax abolition; faces political hurdles

Yoon emphasizes economic growth, pension in first press meeting in 21 months
KOREA PROKOREA PRO May 10, 2024
South Korea pledges $7.1 billion to help battery makers reduce China dependence
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South Korea pledges $7.1 billion to help battery makers reduce China dependence

Two-year grace period for graphite offers relief, but challenges remain in diversifying supply chains

South Korea pledges $7.1 billion to help battery makers reduce China dependence
KOREA PROKOREA PRO May 9, 2024
South Korea courts Australia with advanced frigate technology
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South Korea courts Australia with advanced frigate technology

South Korea presents cutting-edge frigates to strengthen military ties with Australia but faces competition from Japan

South Korea courts Australia with advanced frigate technology
KOREA PROKOREA PRO May 8, 2024
South Korea faces financial burden as Indonesia seeks to cut KF-21 costs
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South Korea faces financial burden as Indonesia seeks to cut KF-21 costs

Jakarta’s offer to pay one-third of original amount threatens joint project’s future and bilateral trust

South Korea faces financial burden as Indonesia seeks to cut KF-21 costs
KOREA PROKOREA PRO May 7, 2024
Diplomatic tensions rise as Japan targets Korean tech giant’s chat app stake
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Diplomatic tensions rise as Japan targets Korean tech giant’s chat app stake

Demand for divestment over data security concerns echoes U.S. TikTok ban, highlights growing tech nationalism

Diplomatic tensions rise as Japan targets Korean tech giant’s chat app stake
KOREA PROKOREA PRO May 6, 2024
South Korea to experience stronger-than-expected economic growth in 2024: OECD
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South Korea to experience stronger-than-expected economic growth in 2024: OECD

Growth outlook up from 2.2% to 2.6% and inflation outlook goes down slightly, but in contrast with existing projections

South Korea to experience stronger-than-expected economic growth in 2024: OECD
KOREA PROKOREA PRO May 3, 2024
South Korea being considered as potential member of AUKUS second pillar
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South Korea being considered as potential member of AUKUS second pillar

Pillar 2 focuses on defense technology and requires a commitment to protect sensitive information

South Korea being considered as potential member of AUKUS second pillar
KOREA PROKOREA PRO May 2, 2024
ROK holds defense, foreign ministerial talks with Australia amid power vacuum 
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ROK holds defense, foreign ministerial talks with Australia amid power vacuum 

ROK defense and foreign ministers visit Australia, former tour Hanhwa Defense facility in Victoria

ROK holds defense, foreign ministerial talks with Australia amid power vacuum 
KOREA PROKOREA PRO May 1, 2024
First formal meeting between Yoon and opposition leader yields scant progress
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First formal meeting between Yoon and opposition leader yields scant progress

While Yoon and Lee agree on the need for medical reform, they butted heads on most other issues

First formal meeting between Yoon and opposition leader yields scant progress
KOREA PROKOREA PRO April 30, 2024
US seeks “fair” and “equitable” defense cost-sharing talks with South Korea
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US seeks “fair” and “equitable” defense cost-sharing talks with South Korea

Negotiations to determine Seoul’s share of USFK costs face resistance from South Korea’s ruling and opposition parties

US seeks “fair” and “equitable” defense cost-sharing talks with South Korea
KOREA PROKOREA PRO April 29, 2024
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