Daily Archive: July 6, 2021

Israel, South Korea agree COVID-19 vaccine swap

Israel will deliver about 700,000 expiring doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine to South Korea later this month, and South Korea will give Israel back the same number, already on order from Pfizer, in September and October, Trend reports citi…

Two black bears escape from farm, 1 shot dead

YONGIN, South Korea– Two black bears escaped from a breeding farm in this city south of Seoul on Tuesday, with one shot dead during a search, officials said, urging the public to exercise caution.The Asiatic black bears, each weighing about 60 kilogra…

S. Korea opens endangered animal protection center

SEOUL– South Korea opened a state facility Tuesday to protect endangered species with a ceremony attended by first lady Kim Jung-sook.Located at the National Institute of Ecology in Seocheon, South Chungcheong Province, the 2,162-square-meter facility…

S. Korean Bond Yields on Jul. 6, 2021

Today (%) Previous Session(%) Change (BP)1-year TB 0.937 0.941 -0.42-year TB 1.301 1.288 +1.33-year TB 1.465 1.462 +0.310-year TB 2.119 2.089 +3.02-year MSB 1.304 1.294 +1.03-year CB (AA-) 1.964 1.962 +0.291-day CD 0.690 0.690 0.0Source: Yonhap News Ag…

No decision yet on whether Moon will visit Tokyo: Cheong Wa Dae

SEOUL– President Moon Jae-in has yet to decide whether to attend the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic Games to be held late this month, according to his office Tuesday.Moon could consider a visit there, provided that an “accomplishment,” like sum…

Hyundai Rotem wins 335.4 bln-won deal in Tanzania

SEOUL– Hyundai Rotem Co., a South Korean railway system and plant equipment maker, said Tuesday it has received a 335.4 billion-won (US$297 million) order for electric locomotives and electric multiple units in Tanzania.Hyundai Rotem will supply 80 el…

KOSPI at renewed record high amid earnings hope

SEOUL– South Korean stocks advanced for the second consecutive day to close at a fresh record high Tuesday as hopes for strong second-quarter corporate earnings drove up tech stocks. The Korean won rose against the U.S. dollar.The benchmark Korea Comp…