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Multi-Purpose Satellites Help S. Korea Land International Deals

Multi-Purpose Satellites Help S. Korea Land International Deals

SEOUL, Feb. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – The family of multi-purpose satellites known as Arirang has helped South Korea land international business deals with India and the Philippines, the Ministry of Science and ICT said today. According to the science ministry, videos filmed by Korea Multi-Purpose Satellites (KOMPSAT), also known as Arirang, will be sold for around [...]

S. Korea Eyes 1st Gold in Men’s Speed Skating Team Pursuit

S. Korea Eyes 1st Gold in Men’s Speed Skating Team Pursuit

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea is aiming for the country’s first gold in the men’s speed skating team pursuit event Wednesday. The country’s female curling team also will face off against the Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) and Denmark. Lee Seung-hoon, Chung Jae-won, Kim Min-seok and Joo Hyong-jun will compete in the men’s pursuit semifinals against New Zealand at Gangneung Oval. If they advance, they will face the [...]

Government to Introduce Anti-Sexism Guidelines for Vlogging

Government to Introduce Anti-Sexism Guidelines for Vlogging

SEOUL, Feb. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – The government is expected to establish guidelines to root out sexism and discriminatory behavior in the online streaming industry sometime this year after issues came to light during an investigation. The self-regulatory guidelines are currently in the works, with plans to advise solo vloggers against using expressions that are deemed [...]

S. Korean Military to Press Ahead With Joint Drills With U.S. This Year

S. Korean Military to Press Ahead With Joint Drills With U.S. This Year

SEOUL, Feb. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s defense ministry affirmed Tuesday that the country’s troops will conduct combined command-post drills with the United States this year despite Olympics-driven rapprochement with North Korea. The allies will hold the Key Resolve (KR) and the Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) exercises in order to develop their so-called 4D Operational Concept to detect, disrupt, destroy and defend against North Korean missile threats, [...]

Household Spending on Food Grew in First 9 Months of 2017

Household Spending on Food Grew in First 9 Months of 2017

SEOUL, Feb. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – South Koreans’ household spending on food rose for the first nine months of last year, a sign of weak recovery in private consumption, data showed Tuesday. Households spent a total of 573.6 trillion won (US$537.3 billion) during the January-September period, up 3.3 percent from a year earlier, according to the data from the Bank of Korea. At the same time, household spending on food items rose 4.7 percent on-year to 78.9 trillion won. Based on the data, the [...]

Kia Unveils Teaser Image of K9 Flagship Sedan

Kia Unveils Teaser Image of K9 Flagship Sedan

SEOUL, Feb. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Kia Motors Corp. on Tuesday released a teaser image of its flagship K9 sedan before its launch in the domestic market in April. The country’s second-biggest carmaker by sales unveiled the image here, marking the first time it is showing off a general shape and silhouette, the company said in a statement. The first-generation K9 sedan was launched in 2012, and the upcoming K9 will be a [...]

Women’s Alpine Combined Event Rescheduled Due to Adverse Weather Forecast

Women’s Alpine Combined Event Rescheduled Due to Adverse Weather Forecast

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Local organizers of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics said Tuesday the women’s alpine combined event has been rescheduled due to an adverse weather forecast. The organizers said the alpine combined – which features one downhill run and one slalom run — will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Jeongseon Alpine Centre in Jeongseon, Gangwon Province. The event was [...]