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Reporter : Kim Yoo-chul
Tue, February 27, 2024 | 02:44
[INTERVIEW] US IRA to facilitate top Korean boilermaker's expansion
Last year, U.S. President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The act includes up to $500 billion in tax credits for the next decade and new spending that aims to boost clean energy, strengthen energy security and help U.S. consumers save money on their energy bills.
[ANALYSIS] Amid US-China rivalry, Seoul on high alert over tech theft
A few weeks ago, a 66-year-old semiconductor expert, who previously worked at Samsung Electronics and SK hynix, was indicted and eventually detained by South Korean prosecutors for allegedly stealing top industrial secrets worth millions of dollars to set up a “copycat” semiconductor-making facility in China.
[ANALYSIS] Neither Seoul, Beijing want to further escalate tensions
South Korea's pursuit of balance in its relationship with China and the U.S. was quite consistent throughout the former Moon Jae-in administration, as the former president believed that Beijing could significantly help Seoul improve its ties with Pyongyang - a top foreign policy priority at the time.
[INTERVIEW] Eco-friendly packaging material maker hopes to shift industry paradigm
HWASEONG, Gyeonggi Province _ The food packaging industry is at a major tipping point as consumer perceptions of product covering materials are changing and their interactions with companies are also increasing.
[ANALYSIS] Worst is over for Samsung, SK stocks in 2023
The worst is over for Samsung Electronics and SK hynix's stock prices at least for this year, as major investors are confident demand will return in the second half of this year due to massive production cuts by the South Korean chip duo as well as Micron Technology of the U.S., which are clearly helping supply chain inventories return to healthier levels quite quickly, analy...
[INTERVIEW] SpaceX's Starlink in Kyiv is wake-up call for Seoul
The South Korean government has been asked to promote the private sector to help the country maintain its upward trajectory in the booming space sector as entrepreneurs begin to take hold of satellite and private spaceship development markets, a U.S. national security expert said.
[ANALYSIS] S. Korean economy feared to follow in Japan's footsteps
The Japanese economy often receives a bad rap from experts. The usual and common narrative is that Japan suffers from a low economic growth rate, low birthrate, huge government debt, an aging population, average entrepreneurship and dying regions.
[INTERVIEW] Partnership with allies is key to Seoul's space plans
Washington has persistently been concerned about Beijing's technological rise. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was huge both for the U.S. and China, from a supply chain perspective. China's lockdown hugely affected key industries in the U.S. as China is largely responsible for producing materials and parts vital to the operation of U.S. factories.
[ANALYSIS] China's ban on Micron tests Washington-Seoul alliance
Security experts in Washington and Seoul do not question whether the Joe Biden administration's detailed and aggressive moves in technology and semiconductors are important as the U.S. is facing an inflection point with China's rise in the sector.
[INTERVIEW] NK's cybercrimes expected to prompt US to bolster crypto rules
Last year alone, North Korea is said to have stolen at least $1.7 billion worth of cryptocurrencies, nearly four times more than the amount the Kim Jong-un regime pilfered in 2021, according to Chainalysis, a U.S.-based blockchain analysis firm.
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