[Graphic News] Korea's per capita income to top $40,000 in 2023

South Korea will reach a per capita gross national income of $40,000 in 2023 if Korea continues low growth, data showed Monday. According to the Korea Economic Research Institute, the OECD predicted...

Updated : 2015.07.27 16:16

[Graphic News] Korea reports no additional MERS cases for 21st day

South Korea looks to be finally approaching an end to its spread of Middle East respiratory syndrome as it reported no additional cases for the 21st consecutive day on Sunday, with the number of pati...

Updated : 2015.07.26 15:46

[Graphic News] Highway accidents rise as sobriety tests decrease

The number of those killed in car accidents on highways surged last month, police said Thursday, suggesting that the decrease in sobriety testing conducted in the month due to the Middle East respira...

Updated : 2015.07.23 17:55

[Graphic News] Abe approval ratings drop sharply over security bills

Public support for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has fallen sharply amid the controversy over his push to expand the role of the military. Recent media polls put support for his Cabinet at the ...

Updated : 2015.07.22 16:41

[Graphic News] Korea suffers age disparity in unemployment

South Korea has relatively low unemployment, but its young workers have the biggest comparative disadvantage to their middle-aged peers of any country in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and...

Updated : 2015.07.21 16:58

[Graphic News] Koreans consume most calories on Saturdays

South Koreans consume the most calories on Saturdays, mostly by eating more instant noodles and fried chicken, a government study showed Monday. The study, which surveyed 2,308 Koreans from 2009 to ...

Updated : 2015.07.20 17:07

[Graphic News] South-North Korean economic gap widens

Major economic indicators show that the economic gap between South and North Korea is widening. According to data released by the Bank of Korea in Seoul last week, North Korea’s nominal gross natio...

Updated : 2015.07.19 16:42

[Graphic News] Smoking rate among men fall 5.8 percentage points

The smoking rate among South Korean men has dropped by 5.8 percentage points, partly because of the 80 percent hike in cigarette prices which took effect in January, government data said. According ...

Updated : 2015.07.16 16:28

[Graphic News] Iran nuclear resolution to boost Korean exports

As economic sanctions are expected to be lifted as a result of the settlement of the Iranian nuclear issue, Korean industries anticipate their overseas business will be revitalized. According to the...

Updated : 2015.07.15 16:26

[Graphic News] Inbound remittance surpasses outbound transfers

Foreign remittance sent to Korea surpassed money going abroad, data showed Tuesday. According to data from KB Financial Group and World Bank, the amount of money wired from abroad to Korea in 2014...

Updated : 2015.07.14 16:49

[Graphic News] Six Korean banks listed on global top 100

Six South Korean banks are on the list of the world’s top 100 banks, data showed Sunday. KDB Financial Group, KB Financial Group, Shinhan Financial Group, Hana Financial Group, Woori Financial Grou...

Updated : 2015.07.13 17:46

[Graphic News] First electric plane flies over English Channel

An Airbus electric plane has crossed the English Channel from Britain to France, claiming the record for the first such crossing, but the event was marred by controversy over the cancellation of a ri...

Updated : 2015.07.12 16:59

[Graphic News] Korean population to begin to fall in 2030

South Korea saw its proportion of young people to the total population sink to an all-time low this year due to the effect of low birthrates, data showed Wednesday. According to Statistics Korea, th...

Updated : 2015.07.09 16:40

[Graphic News] New disposal system reduces household waste

The amount of Korean household waste has fallen sharply over the past 20 years thanks to the introduction of a new disposable system, a report showed Wednesday. Since 1995, the government has implem...

Updated : 2015.07.08 21:08

[Graphic News] Imported car sales hit all-time high

Despite a contraction in consumer spending due to the MERS outbreak, the nation saw sales of imported cars hit an all-time high in June. According to industry data released Monday, a total of 24,275...

Updated : 2015.07.07 18:29