- The Korean Men Makeup Fad: South Korea Is Largest Market For Men?s Skincare In The World
September 18 2012 11:19 AM
Men and makeup aren't necessarily commonplace ideas in the United States, but according to new market research South Korea is the largest market in the world for men's skincare thanks to fad that has developed over recent years with Korean men wearing makeup.
- Asian Markets Drop Amid China-Japan Dispute
September 18 2012 12:04 AM
Most of the Asian markets dropped Tuesday as investor confidence was weighed down by the intensifying tensions between China and Japan and the increasing concerns over the euro zone debt crisis.
- Asian Markets Drop After Last Week?s Rally
September 17 2012 12:04 AM
Most of the Asian markets dropped Monday after the rally last week when investor confidence was buoyed by the optimism that the stimulus measures announced by the central banks in the U.S. and the Europe would help revive the global economic growth momentum.
- South Korea?s Ailing Economy: Market Players Call For Stimulus Measures
September 15 2012 12:56 AM
With the Bank of Korea unexpectedly holding its policy rate at 3 percent, market participants feel that stimulus measures will be urgently needed to reinvigorate the country?s weakening economy.
- Super Typhoon Sanba Continues To Intensity, Threatening Okinawa And South Korea
September 14 2012 9:37 PM
Super Typhoon Sanba continues to pose grave danger to the Japanese island of Okinawa and the South Korean mainland. Sanba, with peak winds as high as 178 mph, is currently moving north toward Okinawa at 13 mph.
- QE3 Reviving Fears Of Global Currency Wars
September 14 2012 4:33 PM
Thursday's announcement by the U.S. Federal Reserve that it would be engaging in a third round of open-ended bond-buying, known as QE3, to energize the economy saw a resoundingly positive reception in the foreign financial markets, where indexes rose Friday. But market-watchers were expecting the global equity party would lead to an inevitable hangover soon, in the form of intervention by central banks around the world, to stop massive inflows of dollars into non-U.S. economies -- in short, a...
- Alpari Grain Report 9/14
September 14 2012 3:52 PM
Wednesday's USDA monthly crop report came in line with the pre-report range of guesses but not right on the average estimate, creating some volatility on the day. Corn production was put at an estimate of 10.727 billion bushels down 52 million bushels from last month, but 307 m.b. higher than the average pre-report trade estimate. So it was bullish in the big picture but not as bullish as expected and how the trade was positioned, leading to corn pushing $.10-$.16 lower in the opening range. ...
- Asian Markets Gain As Fed Launches QE3
September 14 2012 12:11 AM
Asian stock markets made gains Friday as investor confidence was lifted following the announcement of another round of quantitative easing by the U.S. Federal Reserve which is expected to rejuvenate the economic growth.
- Asian Markets Rise On US Easing Hopes
September 13 2012 12:07 AM
Most of the Asian markets made gains Thursday as investors remained hopeful waiting for the policymakers in the U.S. to announce monetary easing measures to boost the global economy and rejuvenate the economic growth momentum.
- Asian Shares Slip On Caution Over Fed Action
September 12 2012 9:17 PM
Asian shares eased Thursday ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's decision later in the day, but investors remained optimistic of further stimulus action to bolster the world's largest economy.
- Korean Reunification ‘Inevitable’: Lee Myung-Bak
September 12 2012 2:12 PM
orth and South Korea technically remain at war since 1953, when their civil war ended in a truce instead of a peace treaty.
- Asian Stocks Gain On US, China Stimulus Hopes
September 12 2012 12:11 AM
Asian stock markets rose Wednesday as investors remained hopeful that policymakers in the U.S. and China would announce monetary easing measures to boost the global economy and rejuvenate economic growth momentum.
- Dengue Vaccine Falters At Trial -- Knocks Out Only 3 Out Of 4 Viruses
September 11 2012 5:49 PM
Because dengue is caused by one of four kinds of closely related viruses, it's been especially difficult to develop a single vaccine versatile enough to protect against it. Now, an international team of researchers says they've made a breakthrough, but the vaccine has turned out much less potent than observers had hoped.
- Britney Spears Learns The 'Gangnam Style' Dance As Psy Surprises Her On 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'
September 11 2012 10:25 AM
Britney Spears tried her best to learn the moves of South Korean pop star Psy, on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" earlier this week.
- Asian Stocks Fall Amid Euro Zone Worries
September 11 2012 12:07 AM
Most of the Asian markets fell Tuesday as investors' concerns about the debt crisis affecting the euro zone were revived, undermining the optimism initially raised by the bond-buying plan announced last week by the European Central Bank.
- Asian Stocks Slip Ahead of German Decision, Fed Meeting
September 10 2012 9:56 PM
Asian shares eased Tuesday ahead of a key German ruling on the euro zone's bailout funds and the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy decision.
- Asian Stocks Rise On China Stimulus Hopes
September 10 2012 12:28 AM
Most of the Asian markets rose Monday as investors remained hopeful that stimulus measures would soon be announced by China to boost its economy as its industrial production growth rate slowed down in August compared to previous month.
- Apple iPhone 5 Features: New Photos Of The Mini Dock Connector Allegedly Surface As The Reported Release Date Approaches
September 09 2012 11:20 PM
The expected release date for Apple's iPhone 5 is approaching, with predictors saying the Cupertino, Calif.-based company will unveil the device Sept. 12. As this day draws near, rumors about the next-generation smartphone's features have begun to leak online.
- Asian Stocks Week Ahead: Investors To Focus On FOMC Decision, China Data
September 08 2012 11:20 PM
Asian stock markets ended with gains last week after the European Central Bank (ECB) announced plan to reduce borrowing costs of struggling euro zone countries’ and news that Chinese regulators had approved another batch of infrastructure projects, which should stabilize and restore growth in the world's second largest economy. Market participants’ are likely to focus on Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) interest rate decision on September 13th.
- Apple iPhone 5 Features: Report Says Device Will Work On The Fastest Global LTE Networks But Not Likely On All Carriers
September 08 2012 1:13 AM
Apple fans all around the world widely assume that the company's upcoming "iPhone 5" will have the LTE functionality. A new WSJ report said that the handset would work on the fastest 4G LTE networks around the world, including those in the U.S., Europe and Asia.