[Graphic News] Unhealthy teen habits getting worse

Roughly 1 in 7 male students in middle and high school smoke, a recent report by the state-run Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed. The study on 80,000 students across Korea show...

Updated : 2014.10.23 21:15

[Graphic News] Korea’s coffee imports to hit record

The amount of coffee imported to Korea is expected to reach a record high this year amid burgeoning demand, according to statistics from the Korea Customs Service. The agency said coffee ― includin...

Updated : 2014.10.22 20:12

[Graphic News] Unified Korea’s per-capita GDP to $70,000 in 2050: study

The gross domestic product per capita of a unified Korea would reach $73,747 in 2050, the second-highest GDP figure among G20 countries, according to a projection made on Monday. Professor Kim Byung...

Updated : 2014.10.21 20:56

[Graphic News] Korean currency, stocks trail Asia rivals

South Korean currency and stocks have been the worst performers among emerging markets in Asia this month amid concerns of a slow economic recovery and a set of negative external factors, market data...

Updated : 2014.10.20 21:22

[Graphic News] The Pangyo Techno Valley accident

Grates covering a ventilation shaft for an underground parking lot collapsed under the weight of people watching a K-pop event Oct. 17. So far, 16 people have died, and eight of the 11 people injured...

Updated : 2014.10.19 21:19

[Graphic News] 1 in 10 Korean teenagers suffers depression

One in 10 teenagers in Korea suffers from depression, data showed Thursday. About 490,000 or 11.2 percent of teenagers aged 12 to 18 had experienced severe sadness or depression that lasted for abou...

Updated : 2014.10.16 21:26

[Graphic News] Africa urges quicker Ebola response

Leaders of the three West African nations hardest hit by Ebola sought support from the international financial community amid warnings that the widening epidemic is devastating the region’s fragile ...

Updated : 2014.10.15 21:35

[Graphic News] Low earners gain least from Park’s health policy

Fewer low-income earners in South Korea have benefited from the national health insurance program’s increased coverage of expenses related to the “four major diseases” that require costly treatmen...

Updated : 2014.10.14 21:39

[Graphic News] Korea has highest mobile phone prices in OECD

Mobile phones in South Korea were the most expensive in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, according to government data released Sunday. The initial price upon release for ha...

Updated : 2014.10.13 21:18

[Graphic News] 1 in 4 Korean boys suffers from obesity

One in four South Korean male children aged 5 to 17 are obese, a rate that is higher than the OECD average, according to the nation’s Health Ministry. According to the ministry, 25 percent of young...

Updated : 2014.10.12 21:06

[Graphic News] Half of major firms’ board members come from SKY, overseas schools

Almost half of the executives at affiliates of the nation’s top 10 companies were found to be graduates of South Korea’s leading three universities or from schools abroad, according to Chaebul.com,...

Updated : 2014.10.09 20:12

[Graphic News] More than 1,200 schools have sex offenders living nearby

The number of sex offenders who live near schools stood at 5,098 as of this year, with 1,273 schools affected, data showed Wednesday. According to the Ministry of Education, 4,270 sex offenders live...

Updated : 2014.10.08 21:22

[Graphic News] Public pension recipients to increase 8.2% next year

The number of South Koreans receiving public pension payments will rise by 8.2 percent next year, according to a government report submitted to the National Assembly. The public pension system consi...

Updated : 2014.10.07 21:23

[Graphic News] Korea’s national debt rises

The South Korean central government’s debt is on the rise, according to government data released Monday. The debt is expected to grow this year to 496.8 trillion won ($464 billion), up 7 percent fr...

Updated : 2014.10.06 21:20

[Graphic News] Kakao founder tops IT rich list

Kim Beom-su, the founder of mobile messenger service Kakao Inc., has become Korea’s wealthiest IT entrepreneur by stock value, financial market researcher’s data showed. After Kakao merged with th...

Updated : 2014.10.05 21:23