The Philippines closed down 23 mines in a government campaign to fight environmental degradation. The mines that have been shut down are mostly nickel producers that account for about half of the output in the world's top nickel ore suppliers. Another five mines suspended operations.
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A Hard-won Ruling: South Korean Court Cites LCD Chemical Exposure at Samsung as Cause of Multiple Sclerosis
An appellate panel of Seoul’s administrative court has ruled a former Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. worker’s multiple sclerosis was caused by a combination of overwork and chemical exposure at the company’s LCD unit: a first-of-its-kind.
A factory that made batteries for the explosion-prone Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones caught fire last week.
The South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix offers to invest 3 trillion won ($2,62 billion) in the chipmaking operations of the Japanese manufacturer Toshiba.