[Graphic News] Sex crimes on subways spike

Sex crimes on subways and trains have increased by 84 percent compared to three years ago, data showed Monday. Out of a total of 3,568 railway crimes committed from 2012 to 2014, the number of sex c...

Updated : 2015.04.27 20:21

[Graphic News] Mountain of electronic waste reaches new peak

A record amount of electrical and electronic waste hit garbage bins in 2014, with the biggest per-capita tallies in countries that pride themselves on environmental consciousness, a report said Sunda...

Updated : 2015.04.26 18:43

[Graphic News] Koreans drink more wine, less soju

Individual’s alcohol consumption declined in 2013, data showed Thursday. The Korea Alcohol & Liquor Industry Association said average alcohol consumption per person was 8.73 liters in 2013, down 4....

Updated : 2015.04.23 20:26

[Graphic News] Car registration in Korea hits record high

The nation’s average daily traffic volume increased 1.6 percent compared to last year, with the number of registered cars hitting a record high, data showed Wednesday. According to the Ministry of ...

Updated : 2015.04.22 19:06

[Graphic News] Cigarette sales decrease following price hike

The number of cigarettes released in the domestic market dropped 44.2 percent following price increases in January, data showed Tuesday. The Ministry of Health and Welfare said 519 million packs wer...

Updated : 2015.04.21 20:43

[Graphic News] Korea has high corporate debt to GDP ratio

South Korea ranked seventh in its corporate debt to gross domestic product ratio among 15 member countries of the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation, data showed Monday. Without i...

Updated : 2015.04.20 19:32

[Graphic News] Farming population declining

The number of people engaged in agriculture marked 2.75 million as of December 2014, showing a decline from 2.84 million in 2013 and over 3 million in 2010, according to Statistics Korea. Their numb...

Updated : 2015.04.19 19:05

[Graphic News] Around 20% of large conglomerate are SNU graduates

A number of owners of the nation’s major companies, who currently participate in management, are graduates of Seoul National University, according to data released by the Korea CXO Institute on Thur...

Updated : 2015.04.16 19:21

[Graphic News] Price of gum increases 400% in 20 years

Factory prices of snacks and drinks increased rapidly over the past 20 years, data showed Wednesday. Lotte Confectionery’s Juicy Fresh gum had the largest price increase during the period, 400 perc...

Updated : 2015.04.15 20:01

[Graphic News] 24 superrich Koreans hold over W1tr in stocks

There are 24 superrich individuals who own stocks worth more than 1 trillion won ($912 million), data showed Tuesday. The most notable is AmorePacific chairman Suh Kyung-bae. With his company’s sto...

Updated : 2015.04.14 19:58

[Graphic News] Korean firms dominate global smart TV sale

Samsung and LG swept global smart TV sales in 2014, according to DisplaySearch. The U.S.-based market information provider said Samsung Electronics was in the lead with 28.2 percent market share, fo...

Updated : 2015.04.13 20:27

[Graphic News] China defends land reclamation on disputed islands

Beijing reaffirmed its right to build on disputed islands in the South China Sea on Thursday after satellite imagery emerged of construction operations turning tropical reefs into concrete artificial...

Updated : 2015.04.12 19:34

[Graphic News] Korea’s ODA increase fastest in OECD

South Korea lagged behind major rich countries in the volume of official development assistance given to developing countries to help their social and economic infrastructure. But the nation topped O...

Updated : 2015.04.09 20:25

[Graphic News] U.S. is world’s largest oil and gas producer

The United States expanded its lead as the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas last year as output from fracking fields surged, the U.S. Department of Energy reported Tuesday. While hyd...

Updated : 2015.04.08 20:08

[Graphic News] Conglomerates downsize investments last year

Korea’s major conglomerates decreased their investments last year due to the nation’s protracted economic sluggishness, data showed Tuesday. The total amount of investments by the nation’s top 30...

Updated : 2015.04.07 20:42