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Korea Box Office: ‘Exhuma’ Makes $16.8 Million Commercial Debut After Berlin Premiere

variety.com Occult drama-thriller “Exhuma,” dominated the South Korea box office in its opening weekend with a scarily good debut approaching $17 million. The film, about two shaman, a…

‘Bob Marley: One Love’ Still On A High At $121M WW, ‘Anyone But You’ Romps To $200M Global & ’Poor Things’ Nears $100M; Korea’s ‘Exhuma’ Has Scary Good Opening

deadline.com Refresh for latest…: Paramount’s Bob Marley: One Love continued to sing sweet tunes in its sophomore session, adding $15M from 59 international box office markets for a drop…

Tesla-beating BYD and other Chinese carmakers using Mexico as back door poses ‘extinction-level’ threat to U.S. auto sector, warns trade group

finance.yahoo.com China has become a powerhouse in electric vehicles. Its automaker BYD recently topped Tesla in global EV sales, with Elon Musk warning of Chinese carmakers, “If there are no…

Russians are fleeing to South Korea to escape the war with Ukraine

businessinsider.com People attend a candle light vigil held in solidarity with Ukrainian people, as Russia's invasion in Ukraine continues, near Russian Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, March 4,…

A Bull Market Is Here: 2 Magnificent Growth Stocks to Buy and Hold

fool.com Growth stocks are back in style. The current bull market has been going on for over a year and was preceded by challenging conditions that especially affected…

This company is paying its workers €70,000 per baby to have children

euronews.com The Korean company has already paid a total of €4.8 million to employees who have given birth since 2021 in a bid to halt plunging birth dates in the country. A Korean…

‘The Roundup: Punishment’ Review: Beefy International Treasure Don Lee Goes Places and Punches People and What More Could We Want?

variety.com The shortest distance between two points is popularly believed to be a straight line. But if one of those points is the chin, cheekbone or torso of some sneering and/or…

Shinsadong Tiger, Prominent K-Pop Songwriter, Found Dead at 40

variety.com Shinsadong Tiger, a prominent songwriter in the Korean pop (K-Pop) music scene, has been found dead in Seoul. He was 40. Tiger, whose real name was Lee Ho-yan, was found…

Winning wireless with American strengths

techcrunch.com America’s infrastructure needs a serious upgrade. That includes the nation’s digital infrastructure — the critical networks underpinning commerce, defense, transport, and…

First Came ‘Squid Game’, Now Korea’s ‘Pyramid Game’ Is Heading For Series Mania

deadline.com Korean content is having its moment, but Pyramid Game will be the only title from the country at next month’s Series Mania. The series will have its European premiere in…

How Vietnam Has Become One Of Asia’s Fastest Growing Markets With New Multiplexes, A Movie-Hungry Audience & Vibrant Local Film Biz

deadline.com Lunar New Year is a key box office period in several Asian territories, but nowhere was it more hotly contested this year than in Vietnam, where several local, Japanese and…

Series Mania Forum Unveils Co-Pro Projects, Expands to Japan with ‘A True Novel,’ and Manga-Inspired ‘Issak’

variety.com “A True Novel,” directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, manga-inspired “Issak,” written by Itaru Mizuno (“Double Booking”) and “4 Blocks” Richard Kropf, look like potential highlights…

‘The Roundup’ Star Don Lee on Plans to Expand the Action-Packed Franchise: ‘I Need to Entertain More People’

variety.com In Berlin with “The Roundup: Punishment,” part four of the action movie series that he created and stars in, the larger-than-life Korean American Don Lee finds himself…

‘A Traveler’s Needs’ Review: Isabelle Huppert Reteams With Hong Sang-soo for Another Wispy, Wistful Drama

hollywoodreporter.com Like makgeolli — Korea’s unique fizzy, fermented, cloudy-white rice wine — the films of director Hong Sang-soo are an acquired taste. Fortunately for him, many film…

The Most Powerful Militaries of the 1940’s

247wallst.com When you look at World World 2, its deadly conflicts happened in part as a result of huge militaries mobilizing against one another. The 1940s were undoubtedly influenced by…

Nvidia's boom and Intel's big plans show how AI has turbocharged chipmaking

axios.com AI makers' desperate need for millions of powerful chips took center stage on Wednesday as the world's most valuable chipmaker, Nvidia, reported another quarter of massive…

New Chizza Coming To KFC On February 26, 2024

chewboom.com KFC today announced it is introducing the international smash hit, Chizza (“cheet-za”), to KFC menus in the US starting February 26, 2024. Chizza (Not Pizza) features two…

Kakao's Metabora Joins Gaming Giants Ubisoft, Sega on Oasys Chain

decrypt.co Oasys, a rising gaming-centric blockchain network, has announced a new collaboration with Metabora SG, the Web3 gaming division of leading South Korean video game company…

Samsung and LG unite against China

semafor.com Semafor Signals Supported by Insights from Korea JoongAng Daily, Gizmochina, and Wccftech The News South Korean rivals LG and Samsung are joining forces to build displays to…

Margherita Vicario’s Musical Comedy ‘Gloria!’ Scores Multiple Sales Ahead of Berlin Competition Bow (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com Italian singer-songwriter Margherita Vicario’s directorial debut “Gloria!” has scored a slew international sales ahead of its world premiere in the Berlin Film Festival…

Q4 2023 Earnings Call Transcript

finance.yahoo.com Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by. I would like to welcome all of you to Camtek's results Zoom webinar. My name is Kenny Green and I'm part of the investor…

Weekly Market Pulse: Questions

alhambrapartners.com Reports that say that something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know…

Korean Hit Film ‘12.12: The Day’ Sets North American Digital Release

variety.com North American digital distributor Echelon Studios has come on board “12.12: The Day,” the highest grossing film from Korea last year. The film has been on theatrical…

Disney’s Top Asia Exec on Bob Iger’s Streaming Pivot and the “Gold Rush” for Korean Content (Exclusive)

hollywoodreporter.com During the short period that Disney+ has been active across the major markets of the Asia-Pacific region — just a little over two years in most countries — the Walt Disney…

South Korean ‘OTC Crypto Scammers’ Arrested After ‘Fleeing with $747,000 in Cash’

cryptonews.com Six suspected OTC crypto scammers were arrested in Incheon, South Korea, police in the city confirmed on February 20. Per Newsis, officers said the suspects were all aged…

Did The India Bubble Just Burst

zerohedge.com Did The India Bubble Just Burst In its latest US Equities Weekly Rundown note, Goldman Sachs wrote that In international markets, the desk continues to field demand for…

Netflix chief talks "Squid Game" Season 2 "spoilers"

newsweek.com With fans holding their breath for the return of Squid Game this year, Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos teased that the upcoming second season "will blow your mind" following his…

Emma Stone in Talks to Star in Yorgos Lanthimos’ ‘Save the Green Planet’ Remake (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com Emma Stone, who just won a BAFTA for her performance in “Poor Things” and is nominated for an Oscar, is in talks to reunite with Yorgos Lanthimos on his remake of South…

Berlin: Taiwan’s ‘Shambhala,’ ‘Sleep With Your Eyes Open’ Producers Join Forces for Film, TV Venture

variety.com Two Taiwan-based production companies with features in this week’s Berlin Film Festival have joined forces to launch new venture, Long Hu Bao × An Attitude. Taiwan’s Yi Tiao…

South Korea’s Ruling and Opposition Parties Make Crypto-Related Poll Promises Ahead of Elections

coindesk.com None South Korea’s ruling People Power Party has made several promises around the crypto sector, including one to look into allowing spot bitcoin exchange-traded funds…

South Korea’s Ruling Party Eyes Bitcoin ETFs in Bold Election Push

bitcoinnews.com In anticipation of the upcoming general election in April, South Korea’s ruling People Power Party is reportedly considering a series of bitcoin-friendly pledges. According…

Russia Lifts Suspension on Imports of Ecuadorian Bananas After Collapse of US-Ecuador Arms Deal

nakedcapitalism.com Yet another embarrassing setback for US foreign policy, this time in its so-called “back yard” (or as Biden calls it, “front yard”). Well, that didn’t take long. Ecuador’s…

IQ Wiki Expands to Korea, Eyes Further Asian Growth

altcoinbuzz.io IQ Wiki has officially launched its Korean version, marking a significant milestone in the democratization of blockchain knowledge. As the world’s largest blockchain…

Disney+ Unveils Four Korean Series Additions for 2024

variety.com Streaming platform Disney+ will add four new Korean-language original series to its 2024 lineup. Its “Blood Free,” “Unmasked,” “The Tyrant” and “Gangnam B-Side” land in…

How Cord Jefferson and Celine Song Grabbed Oscar Success With Their First Movies

thewrap.com “Do you think they would put me in the Memoriam at the Oscars if I got killed?” ‘ “American Fiction” writer and director Cord Jefferson was driving in the rain in Los…

BTS’ J-Hope Doc ‘Hope On The Street’ Sets Launch Date On Prime Video

deadline.com BTS‘ J-Hope will be launching his docuseries, Hope on the Street, from March 28 on Prime Video, with episodes released weekly every Thursday and Friday. Produced by HYBE and…

Seoul Wants to Make MLB Games Regular Events in South Korea

youtube.com As Seoul prepares to host one of the most hotly-anticipated Major League Baseball season-openers ever next month, its mayor is seeking to make MLB games regular events in…

Yorgos Lanthimos Sets Remake of Korean Fantasy Film ‘Save the Green Planet’ With ‘Poor Things’ Producer Element Pictures (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com “Poor Things” director Yorgos Lanthimos will reteam with Element Pictures on a remake of South Korean fantasy comedy “Save the Green Planet,” Variety has learned. Lanthimos…

‘Kingdom’ & ‘Moving’ Stars Attached To Projects On Disney+ Korea Slate

deadline.com Disney+ has unveiled a slate of Korean originals, as the streaming platform opts for a more targeted strategy in Asia. Bolstered by successful Korean tentpoles last year…

Isabelle Huppert on Her Unique Partnership With ‘A Traveler’s Needs’ Director, Korea’s Hong Sang-soo: ‘I Hope It Goes on Forever’

variety.com France’s Isabelle Huppert, one of the leading actors of her age, has crafted a unique relationship with Korean auteur Hong Sang-soo. Hong’s “A Traveler’s Needs,” which…

BTS’ J-Hope Documentary ‘Hope on the Street’ to Release on Amazon Prime Video

hollywoodreporter.com Hope on the Street, a docu-series featuring j-hope of K-pop supergroup BTS, has landed exclusively at Prime Video. Produced by BTS’ label HYBE, the six-part series will…

Spring festival spending on China's duty-free island hits record

investing.com Shoppers visiting China's island province of Hainan spent a record 2.49 billion yuan ($346.2 million) on duty-free goods over the eight-day Lunar New Year holiday, data from…

South Korean maker of 'Buldak' ramen builds new domestic plant

asia.nikkei.com SEOUL -- South Korean instant noodle maker Samyang Roundsquare is expanding its production capacity in a bid to boost sales overseas. Formerly known as Samyang Foods Group,…

Disney+ Unveils Expanded Korean Originals Slate for 2024

hollywoodreporter.com Disney+ is steadily boosting its output of high-end Korean drama. The streaming service on Monday revealed a growing slate of star-driven Korean originals for 2024, building…

‘Bob Marley: One Love’ Embraces $80M Global Bow; ‘Madame Web’ Musters $52M WW

deadline.com Refresh for latest…: Paramount’s Bob Marley: One Love brought folks together around the world in its opening frame, singing up a sweet estimated $80M global bow. After…

Korea Box Office: ‘Wonka’ on Top for Third Weekend as Market Retreats From Holiday Surge

variety.com The delayed release of “Wonka” continued to pay dividends as the Timothee Chalamet-starring fantasy headed the box office in South Korea for a third weekend. But the…

At last, a convincing explanation for America’s drug-death crisis

economist.com It is hard to overstate the impact of America’s fentanyl epidemic. The synthetic opioid and its close chemical relatives were involved in about 70% of the country’s 110,000…

Korean Remake of Taiwan’s ‘Hear Me’ Hit Romance Sells Strongly in Asia (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com Production firm Movierock and rights sales outfit Hive Filmworks are in advanced production on “Hear Me: Our Summer,” a Korean remake of hit 2009 romance film “Hear Me” from…

Why Bloom Energy Stock Plunged Today

finance.yahoo.com Bloom Energy (NYSE: BE) shares are ending the week on a very sour note. The hydrogen energy company reported fourth-quarter results last night, and the market has sent its…

Stellantis CEO says Chinese EVs are ‘possibly the biggest risk’ facing his carmaker and Elon Musk’s Tesla

aol.com One major problem for automakers as they transition to electric vehicles is that traditional cars still generally cost less. That matters to everyday car shoppers trying to…

Ohtani-Fueled Baseball Fever to Bring More MLB Games to South Korea

youtube.com As Seoul prepares to host one of the most hotly-anticipated Major League Baseball season-openers ever next month, its mayor is seeking to make MLB games regular events in…

FilmSharks Sells Wide ‘Lobo Feroz,’ Ines Paris’ ‘Olvido’ (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com Buenos Aires-based sales outfit FilmSharks has closed major territories on dark comedy “Lobo Feroz,” from director Gustavo Hernández (“La Casa Muda”), and on “The Forgotten…

Swiss Start-Up FinFilm Introducing Gap Financing, Comprehensive Production Services to Europe (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com Swiss start-up FinFilm promises to transform the European film sector with ambitious goals to make financing easy, predictable and transparent by offering gap and bridge…

Bithumb Rockets to All-Time High in Korea: Claims 72% Market Share Over Upbit

cryptopotato.com South Korea’s crypto landscape was dominated by Upbit for the longest time. However, there seems to be a shift underway as Bithumb gains momentum, gradually capturing…

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