[Graphic News] Korea's plan to keep summer lights on

The government has announced a new set of approaches to cope with this summer’s surge in electric power demand. According to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy on Tuesday, this summer’s de...

Updated : 2015.07.05 16:45

[Graphic News] Foreign population in Korea reaches 1.8 million

The number of expatriates residing in South Korea as of last year reached 1,797,618, marking 3.57 percent of the total population, statistics from the Justice Ministry showed this week. It marked a ...

Updated : 2015.07.02 18:45

[Graphic News] Over 8,600 Koreans living with HIV

Thirty years have passed since South Korea reported its first case of human immunodeficiency virus infection, which causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome, on June 29, 1985. The number of new cas...

Updated : 2015.07.01 18:35

[Graphic News] Koreans spend more time sleeping and eating

The average Korean spent more time sleeping and eating, and less time studying, compared to five years ago, survey results showed Monday. The time use poll on 12,000 households showed that compared ...

Updated : 2015.06.30 16:30

[Graphic News] Average age of major companies stands at 28.3

The average age of the nation‘s major companies was 28.3 years old, data showed Monday. The Korea CXO Institute examined the top 2,000 listed and nonlisted companies and found their average ages by...

Updated : 2015.06.29 16:42

[Graphic News] Korea lowers growth outlook to 3.1%

The Korean government lowered its economic growth forecast for 2015 from 3.8 percent to 3.1 percent. Presenting its economic policy direction for the second half of the year, the Ministry of Strateg...

Updated : 2015.06.28 16:20

[Graphic News] Population movement lowest in 40 years

The number of people who moved in May was the lowest in 40 years, data showed Wednesday. According to Statistic Korea, 606,000 people moved last month, a 1.2 percent decrease from the same time peri...

Updated : 2015.06.25 16:50

[Graphic News] Fading hopes of separated families

Nearly half of the 129,688 South Koreans who had registered with the Korean Red Cross to have a chance to reunite with their loved ones in the North are deceased. The actual number of separated fami...

Updated : 2015.06.24 17:04

[Graphic News] Korea’s growth engine technology 3.8 years behind U.S.

South Korea’s technology level in its chosen growth engines is 3.8 years behind that of the United States, a ministry report found Tuesday. According to the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Plan...

Updated : 2015.06.23 18:38

[Graphic News] Major companies hold treasury stocks against takeover threat

Major subsidiaries of the nation’s top conglomerates hold an average of 3.26 percent in treasury stocks as a way to protect their management rights from possible takeover threats, data showed Monday...

Updated : 2015.06.22 20:17

[Graphic News] 1 in 3 MERS patients had no pre-existing condition

1 out of every 3 Koreans infected with Middle East respiratory syndrome did not have any pre-existing medical condition, according a report by the Korea Society of Infectious Diseases. The KSID anal...

Updated : 2015.06.21 20:36

[Graphic News] Government seeks 4% budget hike

Government ministries and agencies proposed a combined 390.9 trillion won ($349.5 billion) budget for next year, a 4.1 percent hike from this year, according to the Finance Ministry. The ministries ...

Updated : 2015.06.18 20:58

[Graphic News] Government collects record fines

The total amount of fines the government collected hit a record high last year mainly due to its tough response to unfair corporate practices, data showed. According to a report from the Finance Min...

Updated : 2015.06.17 20:09

[Graphic News] A look into world nuclear arms

As of the beginning of 2015, nine countries together possess about 15,850 nuclear weapons, with 4,300 deployed with operational forces, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute said Tuesd...

Updated : 2015.06.16 20:42

[Graphic News] Dwindling sex slavery victims hope for truth

The issue of Korean women who were forced by Japan to serve at frontline military brothels during World War II has been one of the thorniest issues facing the Seoul-Tokyo relationship. With many of ...

Updated : 2015.06.15 21:32