[Graphic News] Import car repair costs average $2,300

Repair costs for import cars produced by companies such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz average 2.6 million won ($2,300), far exceeding the average of 840,000 won for the five Korean-made brands. Over the ...

Updated : 2013.04.14 20:12

[Graphic News] N. Korea ready to launch multiple missiles

North Korea has completed preparations for launching multiple missiles with various ranges that can put South Korea, Japan and U.S. bases in Guam within striking range, Seoul officials said. The com...

Updated : 2013.04.11 20:37

[Graphic News] Koreans own 8.8 luxury items on average

Purchasing luxury goods was nothing unusual for more than 45 percent of Korean customers, a survey showed on Wednesday. According to the poll conducted by the Korea Consumer Agency, spending on prem...

Updated : 2013.04.10 20:16

[Graphic News] Baby boomers have highest economic participation rate

The economic participation rate of the 50-59 age group soared to 73.8 percent in 2012, the highest rate since 2000, data showed Tuesday. The rate was 73.1 percent in 2011 and 72.7 percent in 2010. A...

Updated : 2013.04.09 20:03

[Graphic News] China boosts bird flu response as cases rise

China reported three more cases of human infection of a new strain of bird flu on Sunday, raising the total number of cases to 21. Six of those who contracted the H7N9 virus have died. All 21 cases ...

Updated : 2013.04.08 20:18

[Graphic News] Economic slump takes toll on online sales

The global economic slump appears to be taking a toll on local internet shoppers, with online sales posting a record-low monthly growth since the government first started to compile the data, Statist...

Updated : 2013.04.07 19:57

[Graphic News] Korea ranked No. 3 originator of spam emails

Korea was ranked the world’s No. 3 source of spam email in February, data showed. According to a report released by Russian firm Kaspersky Lab, Korean sources sent 13.7 percent of spam emails world...

Updated : 2013.04.04 20:17

[Graphic News] Sejong has highest rate of heavy drinkers, smokers

A new survey revealed that citizens of Sejong City, Gangwon Province and Jeju Island drink, smoke and weigh more than people in other regions. Sejong City recorded the highest male smoking rate at 5...

Updated : 2013.04.03 20:09

[Graphic News] Music digitalization bodes well for K-pop

The music industry reported global sales growth last year for the first time since 1999 on rising online sales, prompting analysts to paint a rosy picture for the K-pop industry. The increase, 0.3 p...

Updated : 2013.04.02 20:18

[Graphic News] Summer to be 6 months by 2091: KMA

(Graphic by Han Chang-duk) Seoulites may spend more than half the year sweating in the summer heat during the last decade of this century, according to a forecast by the Korea Meteorological Adminis...

Updated : 2013.04.01 20:03

[Graphic News] Galaxy most valuable brand in Korea

Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy smartphone line was ranked first in a survey of Korea’s top 100 brands in the first quarter, a local brand equity evaluator said Sunday. According to the survey by Bran...

Updated : 2013.03.31 20:42

[Graphic News] India main source of DDoS attacks in Korea

A recent study found that connections used in cyber attacks more frequently came from Internet Protocol addresses based in India, according to the Korea Internet and Security Agency. The agency on T...

Updated : 2013.03.28 20:29

[Graphic News] Consumers’ optimism about economy grows

Consumers’ expectations for economic recovery in March marked the highest in 10 months, the Bank of Korea said on Wednesday. The BOK’s data showed that the consumer sentiment index hit a record-hi...

Updated : 2013.03.27 20:39

[Graphic News] Girls more dependent on smartphones than boys, survey finds

Female students were found to be three times more prone to smartphone addiction than their male counterparts, according to a new survey. Nearly 6 percent of students were at high or potentially high...

Updated : 2013.03.26 20:31

[Graphic News] Seoul’s working seniors outnumber youth

People aged over 55 outnumbered those between 15 and 29 years of age in the working population in Seoul last year, reflecting the aging society and growing youth jobless, the metropolitan government ...

Updated : 2013.03.25 19:45