[Graphic News] Number of Korean centenarians surges

The number of South Koreans aged 100 and older soared to top 3,000 last year as the country is rapidly heading to an aged society, government data showed Monday. A total of 3,159 centenarians were l...

Updated : 2016.07.26 17:42

[Graphic News] More Chinese tourists visit Japan than Korea in Q1

More Chinese tourists visited Japan than South Korea in the first quarter of this year, data showed Monday. According to Bloomberg and the China Outbound Tourism Research Institute, 735,000 backpack...

Updated : 2016.07.25 17:58

[Graphic News] Global climate breaks new records

Global temperatures for the first six months of this year shattered yet more records, and mean that 2016 is on track to be the world’s hottest year on record. Arctic sea ice melted early and fast, ...

Updated : 2016.07.24 18:01

[Graphic News] Telecom firms projected to record stable Q2 earnings

South Korea‘s three major telecom operators are projected to post stable earnings in the second-quarter of this year, on the strength of curbs on their marketing spending, an industry survey showed ...

Updated : 2016.07.21 17:09

[Graphic News] Koreans spend $3,000 annually on insurance

South Koreans paid more than 3.4 million won ($3,000) in insurance premiums per policy for the year that ended in March, a market researcher said Wednesday. South Koreans’ insurance density stood a...

Updated : 2016.07.20 18:15

[Graphic News] Short-term floating capital hits record high

The volume of short-term “floating” capital in Korea is set to surpass 1,000 trillion won ($870 billion) due to record-low interest rates and increased uncertainties, data indicated Monday. Accord...

Updated : 2016.07.19 18:45

[Graphic News] Global oil consumption on steady increase

Despite global efforts to reduce greenhouse gases, the world’s oil consumption is steadily increasing, according to an energy review by British Petroleum. The report said the global oil consumption...

Updated : 2016.07.18 18:34

[Graphic News] ‘Pokemon Go’, global sensation among smartphone users

“Pokemon Go” developed by mobile game maker Nintendo has become a global sensation since its release in early July. Although the popular augmented reality game has not been released in South Korea...

Updated : 2016.07.17 18:24

[Graphic News] Mortgage lending increasing steadily

Home-backed loans extended by banks continued to show a steady increase in step with a rise in home transactions, the central bank said Wednesday. The number of home transactions involving Seoul in ...

Updated : 2016.07.14 18:19

[Graphic News] Korea-China FTA boosts cross-border investment

Cross-border investment between South Korea and China has risen sharply this year, fanned by the Korea-China free trade agreement, which took effect in December 2015, industry data showed Tuesday. A...

Updated : 2016.07.13 18:27

[Graphic News] From iron ore to semiconductors - 70 years of Korean exports

In the early 1960s, Korea’s top export product was iron ore, but this eventually changed over the decades to apparel and then to semiconductors, data from the Korea International Trade Association s...

Updated : 2016.07.12 18:46

[Graphic News] Korea‘s tourism deficit edges up this year

Korea has seen its deficit from tourism inch up in the first five months of the year, central bank data showed Sunday. The tourism deficit reached $1.49 billion in the January-May period, up 1.3 per...

Updated : 2016.07.11 18:27

[Graphic News] Samsung heir’s stock assets tumbled 20% this year

Stock assets owned by Samsung Electronics vice chairman Lee Jae-yong suffered the biggest decline among the country’s 50 richest people this year, according to Seoul-based corporate tracker Chaebul....

Updated : 2016.07.10 18:08

[Graphic News] College graduates’ top choice in job hunt: Naver

For the second consecutive year, college graduates who are seeking jobs have picked the nation’s Internet portal giant Naver as the employer they most want to work for, according to a survey by Inte...

Updated : 2016.07.07 18:22

[Graphic News] Traditional low-cost foods see price spike again in Q2

Food and beverage products that are traditionally considered to be low-cost choices when eating out have seen a price spike in the second quarter of this year, according to Statistics Korea. The lar...

Updated : 2016.07.06 18:29