South Korean Won

South Korean Won

South Korean Won overview

The won (; Korean: 원, Korean pronunciation: [wʌn]; symbol: ₩; code: KRW) or the Korean Republic Won is the currency of South Korea. A single won is divided into 100 jeon, the monetary subunit. The jeon is no longer used for everyday transactions, and appears only in foreign exchange rates. The won is issued by the Bank of Korea, based in the capital city of Seoul.

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South Korean Won news

Fri. 2:15 p.m.: North Korea deports American even as it boasts of new weapon | News, Sports, Jobs - Tribune Chronicle

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday said it will deport an American citizen it detained for illegal entrance, an apparent concession to the United

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South Korea setting the standard at World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships
South Korea setting the standard at World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships

South Korea won eight gold medals today during a highly successful session at the 2018 World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships in Chinese Taipei.

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N. Korean official in South demands Japan pay for war crimes:

GOYANG, South Korea--A North Korean delegation called on Japan on Friday to pay

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North Korea says Kim Jong Un watched test of new "ultramodern tactical weapon"

After halting weapons tests for about a year, move appears to be aimed at upping pressure on U.S. to ease sanctions with diplomacy stalled

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‘It’s become unbearable’: South Korean ‘Garlic girls’ accuse curling official of abuse

The South Korean curling team, known as the ‘Garlic girls’, who sensationally won silver at the home Olympics in PyeongChang, have claimed they were subjected to abuse by a former Korean Curling Federation (KCF) vice-president.

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Ultimate Guide: The Socceroos face South Korea in an Asian Cup final re-match in Brisbane

For the first time since the 2015 Asian Cup final, the Socceroos will take on South Korea in a friendly.

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Trading in Samsung’s Biotech Stock Got Suspended

South Korea’s financial regulator also fined the company, recommended its CEO be fired, and referred its accounting to prosecutors. Samsung Biologics plans to fight the charges.

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Trump to meet North Korea's Kim next year but won't allow him to break promises again, Pence says

'We don't want to repeat mistakes that prior administrations have made where promises are made, sanctions are lifted... and then promises are broken,' U.S. vice president says of ongoing negotiations with Pyongyang

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Business booms for South Korean construction firms in Asean: Moon

Asean countries are set to overtake the Middle East as a top source of contracts for South Korean construction companies, as this region ramps up investments in infrastructure.. Read more at

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