Asia Pacific

South Korea labour law cuts working week to 52 hours

South Koreans work longer hours than people in most other developed countries.

South Korea

One year on: How has President Moon fared?

South Korean president has managed to hold an inter-Korean summit but has he improved the economy and job market?

Reporter's Notebook

Time for Shinzo Abe to enter the spotlight

First summit with China and South Korea in years offers Japan's prime minister a chance to take focus off declining popularity.

Time for Shinzo Abe to enter the spotlight

Asia Pacific

N Korea clocks set 30 minutes ahead to sync with South

Decision to adjust time zone described as 'first practical step' for unity on the Korean Peninsula.

North Korea syncs clocks with South in show of reconciliation

United States

Trump: Time and place set for meeting with Kim

Plans for summit follow months of angry exchanges over testing of North Korean atomic weapons and long-range missiles.

Donald Trump: Time and place set for North Korea meeting


Great aspirations: Inter-Korea relations going forward

The future of the Korean Peninsula remains opaquer than the ebullience displayed at last month's inter-Korea summit.

J Berkshire Miller

by J Berkshire Miller

J Berkshire Miller

Asia Pacific

China's foreign minister heads to North Korea for talks

A possible visit by China's Xi to Pyongyang and the recent Koreas summit to dominate discussion of Wang's two-day visit.

Asia Pacific

South, North Korea remove propaganda loudspeakers

Dismantling of sound equipment used to broadcast competing propaganda is part of goodwill effort between rival states.

South, North Korea remove propaganda loudspeakers as ties thaw

Counting the Cost

Intra-Korean talks: What peace means for markets

As North and South Korea inch closer to peace, Nomura's Jim McCafferty discusses business opportunities and challenges.

Inside Story

Is North Korea changing its priorities?

Pyongyang pledges to close its nuclear test site and Kim Jong-un says the world can watch it being dismantled.

North Korea

North Korea 'vows to shut down nuclear test site'

Closure of test site will be done in public, under supervision of foreign experts, South Korea's presidency says.

Counting the Cost

Iran and the oil market

How Iran's nuclear deal and a host of other factors are forging a new crude reality.

North Korea

Korean leaders pledge peace, denuclearisation at summit

Kim and Moon promise to sign a peace treaty this year and pursue 'complete denuclearisation' and reunification.

Asia Pacific

North Korea hails 'new milestone' in ties with S Korea

Amid praise and optimism, questions linger whether Pyongyang is willing to give up is nuclear weapons programme.

Inside Story

Is peace on the horizon between North and South Korea?

After the historic meeting between the leaders of North and South Korea, there could finally be peace on the peninsula.