[Graphic News] Korea’s sharp increase in per capita income tax

The average per capita income tax in Korea increased 25 percent in five years, the fourth-highest increase rate among OECD member countries. The amount increased from $5,051 in 2008 to $6,314 in 2013...

Updated : 2015.01.26 21:41

[Graphic News] Apple gains an edge on Samsung

Apple is rapidly catching up with Samsung Electronics in South Korea’s smartphone market, following the launch of the U.S. tech company’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the country in November last ...

Updated : 2015.01.25 21:35

[Graphic News] Korean firms’ profitability drops sharply

South Korean companies have dropped in profitability from last three years, according to industry data released on Monday. The ratio of net income to sales at South Korean businesses from 2012-2014 ...

Updated : 2015.01.22 21:52

[Graphic News] Smartphones outnumber PCs

The global supply of smartphones has outnumbered that of PCs for the first time. According to the “2015 Mobile Trend Prospects” report published by KT Economic Research Institute, the global suppl...

Updated : 2015.01.21 21:44

[Graphic News] Ratio of oil consumption to GDP to hit 45-year low

The ratio of domestic oil consumption to gross domestic product is expected to fall to its lowest rate this year since 1970, data showed Tuesday. Analysts said the expected drop in the ratio would b...

Updated : 2015.01.20 21:25

[Graphic News] Fewer families have meals together

Fewer Koreans are having meals with their families, according to government data. Less than 50 percent of 7,000 Koreans surveyed last year said they had breakfast with their family members. The num...

Updated : 2015.01.19 21:47

[Graphic News] Child abuse by care workers rises

Child abuse committed by workers at nursery-related institutes has recently been rampant, the state-run child rights organization said. According to the National Child Protection Agency, the number ...

Updated : 2015.01.18 22:14

[Graphic News] Foot-and-mouth spreads across Korea

The recent outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease has spread nationwide despite efforts by South Korea’s quarantine authorities to contain it, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Af...

Updated : 2015.01.15 22:04

[Graphic News] 1 in 5 young adults begins as short-term contract worker

About 20 percent of young adults begin employment as contract workers with positions that last less than a year, an indication that the nation’s youth labor market is worsening, according to data re...

Updated : 2015.01.14 20:01

[Graphic News] Seoul among most expensive cities

Seoul has some of the highest prices for goods such as Starbucks coffee, Chilean wine, carbonated water, beef and imported fruits, according to data released by Consumers Korea on Monday. The organi...

Updated : 2015.01.13 21:43

[Graphic News] SUVs lead Korea’s automobile exports

Korea’s auto export volume dropped for the second consecutive year, but its value edged up 0.6 percent on-year to an all-time high of $48.9 billion last year, according to government data. The Trad...

Updated : 2015.01.12 21:12

[Graphic News] Singapore’s broadband speed fastest in world: report

Broadband speed in Singapore is now the world’s fastest, according to a Federal Communications Commission report. In the third quarter of last year, Singapore recorded an average connection speed o...

Updated : 2015.01.11 21:59

[Graphic News] Lower oil prices would boost growth

The Korea Development Institute forecast that the decline in global oil prices would have a positive effect on the Korean economy. In its report analyzing the relevance of oil prices and its economic...

Updated : 2015.01.08 21:51

[Graphic News] Comparison of two Koreas’ military strength

Updated : 2015.01.07 21:47

[Graphic News] Changes after handset subsidy law took effect

Nearly one hundred days have passed since the controversial handset subsidy law took effect. The law, which prohibits telecom firms and handset makers from providing subsidies higher than 300,000 wo...

Updated : 2015.01.06 21:28