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

For A North Korean Defector Turned Journalist, Warming Ties Are Cause For Worry

South Korea barred Kim Myong Song, a reporter for the <em>Chosun Ilbo</em> newspaper, from covering a meeting with North Korean officials. He believes they were concerned his presence could derail the talks.

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Samsung's Q4 operating profit tumbles 28.7 pct on-year

Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday its operating profit plunged 28.7 percent in the fourth quarter compared with a year ago, falling short of market expectations. Operating profit came to 10.8 trillion won ($9.66 billion) in the Oct.-Dec. period, the South Korean tech behemoth said in a regulatory filing. This is down 38.5 percent from 15.1 trillion won posted a quarter earlier.  (Yonhap)The operating profit was t...

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Tokyo responds to Seoul ̔s video in radar lock-on incident dispute

한국을 대표하는 글로벌 방송! The World On Arirang!

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South Korean director Kim Ki-duk fined $6,000 for physical assault

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Korea's Son thanks November break for performance boost

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US-China trade hopes help shore up global stock markets

Global shares are rising amid hopes for progress in U.S.-China trade talks

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South Korean music services increase payments to artists
South Korean music services increase payments to artists

Artists and labels are going to be paid more for their music on South Korea's mobile services with a new change to their royalty regulations.

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The name game: A few athletes who figure to emerge in 2019

A look at some of the names in sports you may not know now but might by the end of 2019

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