[Graphic News] Childbirths in Korea increase to 2-year high

The number of childbirths in South Korea increased to the its highest level in two years, according to a government report released Wednesday. Statistics Korea said about 40,400 babies were born in ...

Updated : 2015.05.28 20:05

[Graphic News] Subway sex crimes on the rise

The number of reported sexual offenses on the subway has surged over the past three years, from 1,031 in 2012 to 1,356 last year, data showed Wednesday. According to the data released by the Nationa...

Updated : 2015.05.27 21:14

[Graphic News] Medical costs soar for smoking-related diseases

Patients suffering from smoking-related diseases spent about 143 billion won ($130 million) on treatment in 2014, according to data. The Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service said Monday th...

Updated : 2015.05.26 20:53

[Graphic News] Reported child abuse on the rise

The number of child abuse cases hit a record high last year, due mainly to increased reporting following higher public awareness and toughened punishment, public data showed Sunday. According to Nati...

Updated : 2015.05.25 19:55

[Graphic News] Korean chipmakers increase global market shares

Samsung Electronics and SK hynix increased their global semiconductor market shares during the first quarter of 2015, data showed Thursday. According to market research company IHS Technology, Intel...

Updated : 2015.05.21 19:20

[Graphic News] More nicotine in e-cigarettes than packs say

It was revealed that almost half of the e-cigarette products sold in Korea had higher nicotine content than indicated on the packaging. The Korea Consumer Agency said that its study of 25 products c...

Updated : 2015.05.20 19:10

[Graphic News] Korean children among least happy

Korean children are among the least happy in the world, with overall low self-esteem and low satisfaction in their lives, a study conducted on children from different parts of the world showed. Acco...

Updated : 2015.05.19 19:21

[Graphic News] Metabolic syndrome on rise in Korea

Patients suffering from more than three symptoms of metabolic syndrome surged by 16.5 percent between 2010 and 2014 in South Korea, data showed. Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service said t...

Updated : 2015.05.18 19:13

[Graphic News] Household loans surge

The growth of commercial banks’ lending to the household sector climbed to its highest rate in seven years last month in the wake of the brisk trading in the real estate market, data showed Sunday. ...

Updated : 2015.05.17 20:35

[Graphic News] Skin cancer getting more common in Korea

The number of patients with skin cancer in South Korea has grown at a rapid rate over the past five years, according to a study by Korean Dermatological Association. The number of patients suffering...

Updated : 2015.05.14 19:16

[Graphic News] Salaried workers spend 920,000 won per month

South Korean salaried workers spend an average of 917,400 won ($840) per month, data showed Wednesday. In a survey of 848 male and female workers, job-seeker website Job Korea found that married emp...

Updated : 2015.05.13 20:41

[Graphic News] Hyundai-Kia’s market cap drops due to stronger won

The market capitalization of Hyundai Motor Group ― comprising Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors ― has fallen sharply, largely due to a stronger won and weak sales performance. Hyundai and Kia’s market...

Updated : 2015.05.12 19:27

[Graphic News] New forms of prostitution on the rise

The sex industry in Korea is employing new forms of prostitution such as a clandestine mobile sex trading system to avoid clampdowns, a recent police report showed, underscoring the need to devise mo...

Updated : 2015.05.11 21:31

[Graphic News] South Korean territory continues to grow

The total amount of land in South Korea reached 100,284 square kilometers as of the end of last year, an increase of 18 square kilometers from a year earlier, data showed Friday. According to an ann...

Updated : 2015.05.10 20:43

[Graphic News] Korea slips in e-commerce index

South Korea’s rank in the Global Retail E-Commerce Index dropped to seventh place due to the economic slowdown, data showed Thursday. According to the latest index by global consulting firm A.T. Ke...

Updated : 2015.05.07 20:53