North Korea pulls out of the inter-Korean
liaison office in the wake of last month’s no-deal Hanoi summit. Pyeongyang notified Seoul’s unification ministry,
saying the decision is in accordance with a directive from the higher-ups. President Moon Jae-in wants South Korea to
be at the front of the game when it comes to the robotics industry. He vows to nurture 20 global firms,… and
use the sector to create more jobs. Annual shareholders meetings are held for
major conglomerates. Shareholders of Hyundai Motor reject a demand
by Elliott Management for a massive dividend payout and board reforms, while Samsung Biologic’s
shareholders vote in favor of the company’s financial statement and the appointments.