Put aside, if you can, the growing anxiety about Russian President Vladimir Putin going nuclear in his barbaric war against Ukraine. Asked how he’d respond to a nuclear strike by Putin in Ukraine or “the region,” he answered that France would not retaliate in kind. The nuclear bragging in North Korea and the anxious oversharing in France point to the damage Putin has done with his not-so-veiled threats. In the brave new world we’re entering -- Putin’s world -- a country’s best bet for staying sovereign, and a dictator’s best bet for staying in power, is to have nukes. If Putin is seen to succeed with his attempts at nuclear blackmail, the world is pretty much doomed.
The rising costs of raw materials contributed to the worries.Finance Minister Choo Kyung-ho on Sunday pledged to “actively deal with the anxiety in the real estate PF market,” in an emergency meeting of economic officials.Choo’s remarks are in line with the latest Bank of Korea data released by a lawmaker here, showing that the overall PF-related loans extended to borrowers tripled in the past decade. It grew from 37.5 trillion won ($26.1 billion) as of end-2012 to 112.3 trillion won as of end-June.Of the lenders, insurers most actively handed out the loans, extending a total 43.3 trillion won as of end-June, increasing by tenfold from 4.9 trillion won as of end-2012. Banks extended a total 28.3 trillion won as of end-June, only gaining 3.8 trillion won from 28.3 trillion won in the cited period.But compared with brokerages, its real estate PF-related loan delinquency rate is noticeably lower. The rate came to 0.33 percent as of end-June, gaining 0.02 percentage point from end-March, according to data from the watchdog Financial Supervisory Service. The theme park was built in partnership with US-based attractions operator Merlin Entertainments and opened in May.1 month ago The Korea Herald
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President Yoon Suk-yeol delivers a keynote speech at the B20 Summit Indonesia 2022 held Monday at the Nusa Dua Convention Center in Bali, Indonesia. Yoon delivered a keynote speech on the theme of the role of companies in overcoming the global complex crisis, and global cooperation in the era of digital transformation. “I believe that the core of private-sector supply-side innovation in the current global environment depends on digital transformation,” Yoon said at the B20 Summit Indonesia 2022 held at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center, Indonesia. President Yoon landed in Indonesia on early Monday to attend the G20 Summit after wrapping up his trip to Cambodia for the ASEAN Summit. Before the roundtable, they discussed various economic cooperation projects, such as investment, supply chain and defense cooperation between the two countries.12 days ago The Korea Herald
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Economy or inflation was cited as the prime concern of whopping 44 percent of the poll’s respondents. Tapper noted that Republicans are claiming that Biden’s $5 trillion post-pandemic economic recovery plan had caused today’s inflation woes. And so inflation is going to be very exacerbated for the next few years.”Time Out: Sununu is absolutely right. Also unfortunately, what has been missing in all this has been the visible showcasing of Biden working as a leader to reopen the global economy -- and hopefully addressing those supply chain problems that fueled global inflation. Martin SchramMartin Schram, an op-ed columnist for Tribune News Service, is a veteran Washington journalist, author and TV documentary executive.1 month ago The Korea Herald
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Recently, a smuggler carrying illegal drugs to South Korea in his stomach died after packets of drugs burst inside him. This was the first time a so-called “body-packer” had been found in South Korea. In this regard, the issue of illegal drugs involves human pleasure, free will and responsibilities. We are all aware that, if historical records are taken into account, illegal drugs have pushed not only individuals but also societies -- even a nation -- to ruin. This is a serious issue, as police find it harder to uncover criminal activities in which illegal drugs are traded through the dark web and paid for in cryptocurrency.1 month ago The Korea Herald