[Graphic News] Gaeseong complex closes after 12 years

The Gaeseong industrial park had been in operation for 12 years as a relatively sturdy institution among otherwise volatile inter-Korean relations until the Feb. 7 decision to shutter the joint proje...

Updated : 2016.02.11 18:35

[Graphic News] Prices of baby products soar

The prices of products and services targeted toward infants increased 6.6 times higher than consumer prices last year, according to the Korea Institute of Child Care and Education on Thursday. The i...

Updated : 2016.02.04 19:09

[Graphic News] Korea’s credit ratings at highest levels

Despite the dark clouds gathering over Korea’s economy, its sovereign ratings are at the highest levels on record, data shows. Standard & Poor’s, one of the world’s big three credit ratings agenc...

Updated : 2016.02.03 19:15

[Graphic News] 3 in 10 Koreans feel unsafe

Three out of 10 South Koreans feel that society is unsafe, according to a survey released by the Ministry of Public Safety and Security this week. But nearly an equal number, or 33.5 percent, of resp...

Updated : 2016.02.02 20:43

[Graphic News] Caracas named as the world‘s most violent city

The list of the world’s 50 deadliest cities, published by the Mexico Citizens Council for Public Security, features 41 in South America, including 21 in Brazil, which is scheduled to host the Summer...

Updated : 2016.02.01 18:34

[Graphic News] Per capita rice consumption hits all-time low in 2015

Per capita rice consumption in South Korea hit a record low in 2015 as people added other types of grain products to their diet, government data showed Friday. According to data by Statistics Korea,...

Updated : 2016.01.31 18:24

[Graphic News] Korea stagnant in transparency ranking

South Korea’s perceived level of corruption in the public sector has remained steady for the past seven years, scoring 56 out of 100 last year, the international corruption awareness index showed. ...

Updated : 2016.01.28 19:12

[Graphic News] Hallyu fans spike in 2015

The number of global hallyu fan club members surpassed 35 million across 86 countries last year, up from 21.8 million in 2014, according to new data from the Korea Foundation Tuesday. There were a t...

Updated : 2016.01.27 22:41

[Graphic News] The spread of Zika Virus

The Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease suspected of causing unusual birth defects and possibly other health issues, is expected to spread to parts of Latin America and the Caribbean. The Zika viru...

Updated : 2016.01.26 18:17

[Graphic News] Chinese overseas investments post $120b in 2015

China’s corporate overseas investments soared to a fresh record in 2015, largely due to the nation’s active deals in mergers and acquisitions, construction and energy, U.S. think tank data revealed...

Updated : 2016.01.25 18:20

[Graphic News] Charity inches toward donation goal

The year-end and New Year’s donation campaign by the nation’s biggest charity, the Community Chest of Korea, achieved roughly 93.9 percent of its goal, according to its homepage. As of Sunday, the...

Updated : 2016.01.24 18:35

[Graphic News] Imported coffee, wine, beer more expensive in Korea

The price of some imported items such as wine, coffee and fruit were higher in South Korea than in a dozen other countries, according to data compiled by a local civic group. For instance, a tall cu...

Updated : 2016.01.21 18:11

[Graphic News] Beef imports hit record high in 2015

South Korea’s beef imports surged to a record high in 2015 mainly on a spike in local beef demand, government data showed Wednesday. The country imported more than $1.81 billion worth of beef last ...

Updated : 2016.01.20 18:08

[Graphic News] Low credit scores from overdue cell phone bills surge

With most telecom subscribers having only mobile phones, overdue payments are leading to a decline in their credit scores, the Korea Communications Commission said Tuesday. The majority of consumers...

Updated : 2016.01.19 18:42

[Graphic News] China Inc.’s foreign M&A spree continues

Despite a slowing economy, wobbly stock market and tight currency controls, Chinese corporations are continuing their global shopping spree, gobbling up foreign companies and assets that are up for g...

Updated : 2016.01.18 18:27