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Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the Korea Foundation Launch Europe’s First Ever Korea Chair Position

Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the Korea Foundation Launch Europe’s First Ever Korea Chair Position

BRUSSELS, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – Korea Chair positions have been introduced at U.S.-based universities and think tanks, but the one at the Institute for European Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) marks the first time the role has been created in Europe. Dr. Ramon Pardo of the Department of European and International Studies

PGA Tour’s Director of Course Maintenance Says Korean Tournament Course in “Top-Notch Condition”

PGA Tour’s Director of Course Maintenance Says Korean Tournament Course in “Top-Notch Condition”

JEJU, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – After 20 years of golf course maintenance at the PGA Tour, Dennis Ingram has seen it all, which is why his words describing the Nine Bridges Course in Seogwipo, Jeju — the site where South Korea’s first ever PGA Tour tournament will be held — to be in “top-notch

South Korean Banks Slammed for Making Profits off Additional Interest

South Korean Banks Slammed for Making Profits off Additional Interest

SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean banks have been accused of staying off the radar and making profits through high additional interest rates for banking products such as loans, despite government efforts to lower interest rates. According to data from the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) revealed by lawmaker Park Chan-dae, who is a member

Diesel Cars to Undergo Regular Emissions Testing

Diesel Cars to Undergo Regular Emissions Testing

SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Environment has announced it will impose additional environmental tests on small and medium-sized diesel cars registered in Seoul and the surrounding area starting next year, the latest in a series of moves designed to discourage the sale and use of diesel cars. The new move by the

Rare Korean Dog Breed Doesn’t Have Tail Due to Genetics, Research Says

Rare Korean Dog Breed Doesn’t Have Tail Due to Genetics, Research Says

SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – A new research has found some Donggyeongis, which are a natural monument as well as a rare Korean dog breed, are born without a tail due to genetic differences. Findings released on Tuesday from research into the lack of a tail among some Donggyeongi dogs showed that similar to the

Live Lizard Discovered in Shipping Container Raises Questions Over Cargo Screening

Live Lizard Discovered in Shipping Container Raises Questions Over Cargo Screening

ANSAN, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – Emergency quarantine protocols were put in place at the Port of Busan after foreign red fire ants were discovered at a nearby open-air yard for shipping containers late last month.  Questions over whether the protocols need to be expanded have been raised after a live lizard was discovered inside

Number of Southeast Asian Visitors to South Korea Drops

Number of Southeast Asian Visitors to South Korea Drops

SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – Despite the efforts of South Korean tourism authorities to attract Southeast Asians to fill a void left by Chinese tourists, the number of visitors from the Southeast Asian region dropped between March and August this year, new data has revealed. According to data from the Korea Tourism Organization submitted to

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