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Sharp Decline in Research Reports Released by Securities Firms

Sharp Decline in Research Reports Released by Securities Firms

SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Research reports published by securities firms are decreasing in line with changes in the business environment in the securities industry. The number of research reports published by securities firms based on financial information provider FnGuide’s tally dropped from a high of 95,215 in 2013 to 76,694 in 2018. In [...]

Cigarette Sales Down 0.7 pct in 2019 on Higher Prices

Cigarette Sales Down 0.7 pct in 2019 on Higher Prices

SEJONG, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Sales of cigarettes in South Korea fell 0.7 percent in 2019 from a year earlier due to the government-led anti-smoking campaign and higher prices, data showed Wednesday. Smokers purchased 3.45 billion 20-cigarette packs last year, compared with the previous year’s 3.47 billion packs, according to data compiled by the [...]

Genetic Screening Boosts Productivity at Cattle Farms

Genetic Screening Boosts Productivity at Cattle Farms

SEJONG, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — A service that informs Korean cattle farmers by predicting the genetic ability of female calves will be implemented to help genetically superior hanwoo give birth to multiple calves. Hanwoo refers to beef cattle produced in South Korea. The Rural Development Administration and NongHyup Agribusiness Group Inc. have established a [...]