Mortgage rates slide to 6-week low as North Korea worries drive bond rally

Getty ImagesMortgage rates remain affordable for many would-be buyers. Rates for home loans slid to a 6-week low as mounting geopolitical worries drove investors into safe-haven bonds, mortgage provider Freddie Mac said Thursday. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.90% in the August 10 week, down from 3.93%. The 15-year fixed-rate […]

State Department Confirms Plan To Ban U.S. Citizens From Visiting North Korea

The U.S. government will ban American citizens from traveling to North Korea, citing safety and security concerns. The State Department confirmed the new restriction on Friday, after Young Pioneer Tours, which organized Otto Warmbier’s fateful visit to North Korea, announced the pending move. Warmbier’s trip to the pariah nation ended […]

Samsung Pay Mini Web Payments Service to Be Launched in South Korea This Quarter

Samsung Pay Mini Web Payments Service to Be Launched in South Korea This Quarter Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday it will launch a mobile web payments service for all smartphones powered by Google Inc’s Android mobile operating system in South Korea in the first quarter. The […]

South Korea Says Investigating Whether Google Broke Antitrust Laws

South Korea’s antitrust regulator said on Friday it is looking into whether Google has violated the country’s anticompetition laws, acknowledging formal scrutiny of the global internet search company for the first time. The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) disclosed the investigation in a brief statement, without commenting on the nature […]

North Korea to offer Flight excursions Over Capital in Soviet-generation Helicopter

North Korea will provide helicopter sightseeing excursions of its capital, Pyongyang. (Representationalphotograph) SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: North Korea will offer helicopter sightseeing excursions of its capital, Pyongyang,starting from this month, traveler corporations specialising in journeys to the isolated usa advisedReuters nowadays. North Korea does no longer post traveler numbers however an […]