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Hyundai Unveils ‘Encino’ Subcompact SUV in China Auto Show

Hyundai Unveils ‘Encino’ Subcompact SUV in China Auto Show

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Hyundai Motor Co. has introduced the ‘Encino’ subcompact sport-utility vehicle in a Chinese motor show, in a move to revive sales in the world’s biggest automobile market, the company said Friday. In the 15th China Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition, the country’s largest carmaker by sales has unveiled the Encino [...]

Retail, Film and Finance Industries to Celebrate Mickey Mouse’s Birthday

Retail, Film and Finance Industries to Celebrate Mickey Mouse’s Birthday

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — A number of events are scheduled in celebration of the popular Disney character Mickey Mouse’s 89th birthday this Saturday. To celebrate the anniversary, companies from different sectors are launching a wave of promotions, with the Walt Disney Company Korea taking the lead by setting up a photo op area [...]

Life on Hold for Students After Pohang Earthquake

Life on Hold for Students After Pohang Earthquake

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The 5.4-magnitude earthquake in Pohang on Wednesday has resulted in a series of unlikely effects, particularly for female high school students from their birth control pill schedule to plans for plastic surgery. The devastating earthquake which hit the southeastern city of Pohang saw the country’s critically important CSAT exam [...]

TOPIK Schedule for 2018 Announced

TOPIK Schedule for 2018 Announced

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The state-run Korean language proficiency test for non-native Korean speakers and ethnic Koreans will be conducted five times at 223 locations in 72 nations next year, the test’s administrator said Friday. The 57th Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) will take place between April 14-15; the 58th May 19-20; [...]

Home Ownership Rate in South Korea Stands at 55.5% in 2016

Home Ownership Rate in South Korea Stands at 55.5% in 2016

SEJONG, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The home ownership rate in South Korea came to 55.5 percent in 2016, data showed Friday. The annual data released by Statistics Korea said 10.7 million households out of 19.36 million across the country owned homes in 2016. Statistics Korea said 26.9 percent of 10.07 million households owned two [...]

Piloti-Type Buildings Vulnerable to Earthquakes

Piloti-Type Buildings Vulnerable to Earthquakes

BUSAN, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Piloti-type buildings in South Korea are in the spotlight over their vulnerability to earthquakes in the wake of the 5.4-magnitude temblor in Pohang on Wednesday. Safety concerns are growing over residential buildings supported by pillars on the first floor, also known as pilotis, as one of the most popular architectural [...]