[Graphic News] Chaebol-owned land 62 times the size of Yeouido

The total amount of land owned by South Korea’s top 10 conglomerates has reached 62 times the total area of Yeouido. According to a survey conducted by chaebul.com, 92 listed companies affiliated w...

Updated : 2014.09.15 21:01

[Graphic News] Korean men among world’s biggest smokers

South Korea recently announced an 80 percent hike in the price of cigarettes in an attempt to curb the country’s smoking rate, which was particularly high among adult men. Lorea’s male smoking rat...

Updated : 2014.09.14 20:44

[Graphic News] Cigarette prices to rise in Korea

The Ministry of Health and Welfare said Thursday it planned to raise prices by 2,000 won ($1.90) from January. South Korea’s tax ratio on cigarette prices is below the World Health Organization’s ...

Updated : 2014.09.11 21:14

[Graphic News] Male-female birth ratio hits record low

Korea’s ratio of male to female births hit the lowest level since data first began to be collected in 1981, according to Statistics Korea on Tuesday. The state agency said there were 105.3 male birt...

Updated : 2014.09.10 21:12

[Graphic News] Seoul’s fertility rate lowest among Korean cities

Seoul’s birthrate was the lowest among all Korean cities and provinces last year, according to Statistics Korea. According to the state agency, women living in Seoul had given birth to an average o...

Updated : 2014.09.04 20:56

[Graphic News] South Korea’s ranks 26th in global competitiveness: report

South Korea’s national competitiveness ranking this year fell to 26th, down one notch from last year, according to the Global Competitiveness Report released by the World Economic Forum on Wednesday...

Updated : 2014.09.03 21:32

[Graphic News] State firms increasingly rely on nonregular workers

South Korea’s state-owned enterprises are increasingly relying on nonregular workers hired through subcontractors, according to Alio, a state-run statistics website on public companies. Some 360 st...

Updated : 2014.09.02 20:34

[Graphic News] Korea’s household debt continues to rise

South Korea’s household debt is increasing on account of the government’s latest push to boost the housing market and due to a rate cut, according to industry watchers. The total mortgage loans is...

Updated : 2014.09.01 20:56

[Graphic News] Seoul provides most students to U.S. universities

Seoul is the top sender of foreign students to U.S. universities, followed by Beijing and Shanghai, according to a report by Brookings Institution released Friday. The South Korean capital sent 56,5...

Updated : 2014.08.31 21:28

[Graphic News] U.S. budget office raises deficit forecast

The U.S. Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday raised its forecast for the U.S. fiscal deficit this year, but said it would still be much lower than last year’s. The CBO also reiterated its medi...

Updated : 2014.08.28 20:49

[Graphic News] Half of criminals who fled overseas still at large

More than half of criminal suspects who fled Korea to escape punishment are still at large, according to a Justice Ministry report released by Rep. Lee Sang-min of the main opposition New Politics Al...

Updated : 2014.08.27 21:03

[Graphic News] Conglomerates increase share of corporate loans

Corporate loans to small and medium-sized companies have been increasing in amount but decreasing in their share of the total since 2009, according to the Financial Supervisory Service on Tuesday. S...

Updated : 2014.08.26 21:20

[Graphic News] Korea’s work hours rank No. 2 in OECD

South Koreans worked 2,163 hours in average last year, ranking second among the 34 member states of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, according to an OECD report on Monday. ...

Updated : 2014.08.25 21:20

[Graphic News] 4 in 10 Koreans feel ‘unsafe’: survey

About 39 percent of Koreans said their society was unsafe, a government survey conducted earlier this year showed. Compared to the second half of 2013, the percentage surged roughly by 10 percentage...

Updated : 2014.08.24 20:38

[Graphic News] More drivers embrace hybrid and electric cars

Global sales of hybrid and electric cars have more than tripled to 3.49 million in 2013 from 1 million in 2011. The eco-friendly car market is expected to continue the recent momentum in the coming y...

Updated : 2014.08.21 20:47