[Graphic News] Korea’s credit card use ranks No. 1 in world

Credit card usage in South Korea topped a list of major countries in 2011, data showed Monday. With usage at 129.7 transactions annually per capita, Korea ranked first among the 15 major members of ...

Updated : 2013.06.10 20:31

[Graphic News] Cross-border travel reflects inter-Korean relations

The two Koreas’ agreement to hold the first government-level talks in two years last week raised hopes that it will spur wider travel across the border, starting with Sunday’s working-level talks a...

Updated : 2013.06.09 20:53

[Graphic News] U.S. marks record trade gap with Korea

The United States’ monthly trade deficit with Korea widened to a record high in April, raising the possibility that Washington may face calls for measures to supplement the year-old free trade agree...

Updated : 2013.06.06 20:35

[Graphic News] Korea more dependent on foreign investment

The nation’s reliance on foreign capital has been rapidly increasing, indicating that its economy could be greatly swayed by external shocks, data showed Wednesday. According to a report from the p...

Updated : 2013.06.05 20:13

[Graphic News] Korea has 5th-most nuclear plants

Global nuclear power capacity grew rapidly between the 1960s and 1980s. The number of global power plants has surged to around 440 today, according to a report released by International Atomic Energy...

Updated : 2013.06.04 21:05

[Graphic News] Nuclear plants’ operation rate declines

When it comes to nuclear power plants, Korea had maintained a higher operation rate than other countries. But the recent suspension of four nuclear reactors over the use of faulty parts or maintenan...

Updated : 2013.06.03 20:32

[Graphic News] Korean carmakers’ slice of pie continues to shrink

Domestic carmakers’ local market share continued to contract in the face of foreign brands’ aggressive marketing, according to data released on Saturday by the Korea Automobile Manufacturers Associ...

Updated : 2013.06.02 20:45

[Graphic News] OECD cuts 2013 growth outlooks for Korea, world

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development revised down its economic growth outlooks for Korea and the world for this and next year, citing lingering uncertainties over the global econ...

Updated : 2013.05.30 20:24

[Graphic News] Only 12 of 23 reactors in operation

Korea currently has 23 nuclear reactors nationwide, generating 30 percent of the nation’s total electricity consumption. According to the Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power, only 12 out of the 23 reactors...

Updated : 2013.05.29 20:33

[Graphic News] Korea on alert over widening income gap

Korea saw its income inequality surpass the average of OECD members, raising concerns over the widening economic disparity between the rich and poor. Korea’s top 10 percent group earned 10.5 times ...

Updated : 2013.05.28 20:19

[Graphic News] SNU tops energy use in Seoul

Seoul National University was the most energy-hungry building in Seoul, a report showed Sunday. From 2011 to 2012, the university devoured 4,403 tons of oil equivalent, surpassing major hospitals, d...

Updated : 2013.05.27 20:04

[Graphic News] Seoul plans to purchase U.S. weapons worth $800 million

Seoul has notified Washington of its intention to purchase weapons systems worth $800 million to be mounted on its new fleet of warplanes should a U.S. fighter be picked for its 8.3-trillion-won ($7....

Updated : 2013.05.26 20:52

[Graphic News] Tax havens under spotlight

Tax havens are drawing media limelight after a journalist group disclosed 245 Korean businessmen and their families suspected of evading taxes by running paper companies in countries or territories t...

Updated : 2013.05.23 20:25

[Graphic News] Samsung’s brand value soars

Samsung was named one of the 100 most valuable global brands for 2013, a survey has shown. According to the list of the Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands for 2013 released by Millward Brown, a glo...

Updated : 2013.05.22 20:56

[Graphic News] Malicious code spreads in Korea

South Korea has the third-highest cases of computer malware detected on computers in the world after the United States and Brazil, data showed. According to a Microsoft Security Intelligence Report,...

Updated : 2013.05.21 20:23