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Study Shows Link Between Parents’ Mental Health Problems, Chronic Diseases and Suicide

Study Shows Link Between Parents’ Mental Health Problems, Chronic Diseases and Suicide

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite all-out efforts made by the South Korean government and professionals to prevent suicide, the country’s suicide rate continues to top the list of member states of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), with no sign of a decline. Against this backdrop, a recent study showed that

Travel Agencies Make Breakthrough with New Ideas

Travel Agencies Make Breakthrough with New Ideas

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Travel agencies struggling with the ongoing pandemic are turning to selling imports of specialty goods in a bid to limit their losses. Very Good Tour Co. recently sold 3,000 cans of olive oil from Valencia, Spain in just three hours after their release. The company has been importing high

Card Issuers Appeal to Starbucks Fans with Exclusive Benefits

Card Issuers Appeal to Starbucks Fans with Exclusive Benefits

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Credit card companies are competing over Starbucks Coffee Korea Co., the local unit of the U.S. coffee giant, releasing new cards with exclusive benefits including free, limited editions of smartphone cases and higher discounts. Hyundai Card Co. recently released its new Starbucks Hyundai Card, which offers Starbucks reward points

Renewable Energy Generation Remains Insignificant Despite Gov’t Push

Renewable Energy Generation Remains Insignificant Despite Gov’t Push

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — While renewable energy generation facilities are expanding rapidly on the back of the government’s policy to expand the distribution of new and renewable energy, the share of renewable energy among total power generation still remains negligible. The overall capacity of the nation’s renewable energy facilities expanded by 4,485 megawatts

S. Korea to Support Smart City Technology in Hue in Vietnam

S. Korea to Support Smart City Technology in Hue in Vietnam

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s overseas aid agency has decided to support smart city technology for Hue, an ancient citadel located in Thua Thien-Hue Province in Vietnam. The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) recently announced that it had signed a record of discussion (RD) with the provincial government to help promote the

University of Cambridge Opens Graduate Programs in Korean Studies

University of Cambridge Opens Graduate Programs in Korean Studies

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — In response to growing interest about South Korea in Britain, the University of Cambridge has opened master’s and doctorate degree programs in Korean studies. The Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Cambridge University recently opened master’s and doctorate programs in Korean studies. The university is scheduled to

Offline Malls Offer Exclusive Services to Compete with Online Vendors

Offline Malls Offer Exclusive Services to Compete with Online Vendors

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Brick-and-mortar malls are introducing various new services including electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, currency exchange, and even used phone purchases to survive the fierce competition they are engaged in with online shopping portals. Major discount store chain operators including Lotte Mart, E-Mart, and Homeplus all currently operate EV charging

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