Samsung plans $22B for artificial intelligence, autos
Will increase the number of artificial intelligence researchers to 1,000 at its AI centres around the world.
Hyundai Motor union warns auto tariffs could hurt US jobs
20,000 jobs at a Hyundai factory in Alabama are at stake.
South Korea, Japan halting Canadian wheat imports after GMO plants found
CFIA tested plants that survived spraying for weeds and found they were genetically modified to tolerate herbicide.
South Korean auto workers blast revised trade deal with US
Top negotiator said it will have little impact: there are currently no domestically produced pick-up trucks exported to the US.
SKorea to open auto market wider to US in revised trade deal
New agreement not likely to have much impact on US exports to South Korea.
GM to close auto plant in South Korea in restructuring
Automaker says it needs better cost performance from its operations in South Korea, where sales have slowed.
Trump weighs pulling out of free trade deal with South Korea
Chamber of Commerce concerned fresh economic rift between as tensions with North Korea heighten.
Samsung heir sentenced to 5 years in prison
Lee Jae-yong found guilty of offering bribes to South Korea’s former president.
Samsung to invest $19B in chip, display plants
Global memory chip industry is enjoying a massive boom thanks to a surge in demand for microchips.
South Korea to inject $2.6B into ailing shipyard Daewoo
Will prevent company from going bankrupt when some of its debt matures next month.
Canada’s GDP to fall out of top 10 by 2020: report
Centre for Economics and Business Research suggests China will surpass US by 2030
Samsung delays Galaxy Note 7 shipments in South Korea
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Samsung to give up authoritarian ways, emulate startups
Executives to sign a statement promising to scrap the company’s traditional practices.
South Korea’s central bank trims growth outlook to 3%
Manufacturing companies are quickly losing their competitive edge, coming under threats from Chinese companies.
South Korea ratifies free trade pact with China
Will spend $1.4 billion on tax breaks and other aid for farmers and fishermen
South Korea fines VW $12M for rigging emissions
Recalls 125,522 diesel vehicles, investigating 30,000 more
LG Display to focus on OLED over LCD
Chinese rival manufacturers are narrowing the gap.
More than energy
Manufacturing needs to kick into a higher gear to lessen the impact of energy’s ups and downs.
Pros and cons of the South Korea deal.
South Korea trade deal good for economy: Poloz
Ottawa says the deal will increase exports to South Korea by 32%
Unions denounce South Korea free trade deal
Unifor, USW cite growing trade deficit as a potential threat to Canadian auto sector, jobs.
Ontario, Alberta have mixed reactions to South Korean trade deal
Kathleen Wynne says Ontario is supportive of opening up opportunities for Ontario, but has concerns about the auto sector.
Trade deal between Canada, South Korea meets resistance from auto sector
There’s concerns that removing a tariff of 6.1% on auto imports from South Korea will further skew the playing field.
Tories cancel outside consultant to help auto industry in free trade talks
Industry Minister’s spokesman says not approved by Moore’s office; more than enough civil servants to do the job
Canada, South Korea return to table on free trade
Fourteenth round of talks resume following a five-year hiatus.
After five years, Canada and South Korea return to table on free trade
A successful deal would likely involve a trade-off between the auto and agricultural sectors.
Skilled labour, LNG price are main issues of concern in Asia: BC minister
BC’s deputy premier says LNG proponents now think BC can deal with the issues and are willing to work with the province.
China steps up trade battle over solar panels
Boosts duties on US, Korean polysilicon.
SKorea halts 2 nuclear plants for using control cables with fabricated test results
Cables failed to meet international standards for capacity to withstand changes in voltage and pressure.
Taiwan tech industry gears up to meet growing challenge from Samsung
Taiwan’s smartphone, memory chip and display panel makers suffered sagging exports.
SKorea, China, Japan finally talking free trade zone
Negotiations to cover goods, services and investment; possibly IP and electronic commerce.
NEB approves 25-year export licence to LNG Canada Development Inc.
License allows LNG Canada to export 24 million tonnes of liquified natural gas a year.