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Frank Jang joins Integra

Frank Jang, currently with KPIC Corporation, will join petrochemical traders Integra from September 2012, the company emailed the Blog on Monday. Jang, currently manager for international trade-team 5 at KPIC, will be working alongside Integra’s Asian traders as part of the Korean country team.

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Korea Customs Service investigation

Fraud allegations by the Korea Customs Service against a company involved in the chemicals sector have prompted speculation among players, after an article in the Korean press, but who it is remains a mystery.

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APIC 2010 in Mumbai – the grumbles begin

The Blog’s Asian colleagues tell me that participants at APIC in Seoul in May were not happy about next year’s conference being held in Mumbai.   Delegates from South Korea and Japan had been saying that they had security concerns about Mumbai in view of last year’s terrorist attacks in the city.   Northeast Asian […]

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Manchester United flexes the plastic thanks to Park Ji Sung

Manchester United footballer Park Ji Sung has been a great commercial success for the club, aside from his sporting prowess, since his megastar status in South Korea has helped them sell 1.2 million credit and debit cards there in the past three years, according to a pull-out newspaper supplement celebrating tomorrow’s Manchester United vs Barcelona European […]

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Funeral Songs and Chemical Songs

  As I was driving past the Korean shops and restaurants of New Malden this morning, BBC Radio 4 was running a piece on the songs being chosen for funerals now, in a shift away from traditional religious music. After a few bursts of “My Way”, “Time to Say Goodbye” and curiously “Highway to Hell”, the presenter […]

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Using New York plastic bags to promote a manifesto

New Yorkers carrying home their dry cleaning draped in plastic bags have found a picture of an island in an ocean, together with a manifesto.   “Dokdo Island is Korean territory,” is the slogan being promoted by the 3,000 Korean-owned drycleaners in the city, according to this article in the New York Times today.

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PMMA stars on the BBC

The decline of the Asian polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) business has come to the attention of the BBC, and is the subject of this video clip spotted by my colleague Linda on the BBC News website.    

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