S.Korea Sept factory output contracts as auto chip shortage bites

SEOUL (Reuters) -South Korea’s factory output snapped 10 straight months of year-on-year growth in September, dashing expectations for continued expansion, as global chip shortages hit production.FILE PHOTO: Hyundai Motor’s sedans are assembled at a factory of the carmaker in Asan,

S.Korea stocks slip as Wall St tech rout deepens

* KOSPI falls, foreigners net sellers * Korean won weakens against U.S. dollar * South Korea benchmark bond yield falls SEOUL, Sept 9 (Reuters) – Round-up of South Korean financial markets: ** South Korean shares slid on Wednesday, tracking an

North Korea says no need to sit down with U.S. for talks

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea does not feel the need to have talks with the United States, which would be nothing more than “a political tool” for Washington, a senior North Korean diplomat said on Saturday, ahead of a U.S.

North Korea warns of retaliatory actions over defectors in South

SEOUL (Reuters) – The sister of North Korea’s leader has warned of retaliatory measures against South Korea that could involve the military, in the latest escalation of tensions over defectors from the North who have been sending back propaganda and