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Urban Farming Growing in Popularity

Urban Farming Growing in Popularity

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of urban farms and farmers is increasing, with many making use of idle garden space. According to Gyeonggi Province and Gyeonggi Agricultural Research and Extension Services, there were 552,000 people engaged in farming over 3.2 square kilometers of land in cities at the end of 2017. While [...]

WiFi Speeds at Smart Factories to Become Even Faster

WiFi Speeds at Smart Factories to Become Even Faster

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The speed of WiFi offered in smart cities and smart factories across South Korea is about to get even faster. The Ministry of Science and ICT announced yesterday that it was reestablishing its criteria regarding new technologies following the Presidential Committee on The Fourth Industrial Revolution’s recent strategy to [...]

Man Arrested for Secretly Transferring Classified Technology to China

Man Arrested for Secretly Transferring Classified Technology to China

CHANGWON, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A man in his 40s who secretly transferred to China the floor plans of a facility that helps reduce air pollution owned by a Korean company has been arrested. The Gyeongnam Provincial Police Agency’s international crime investigation division said yesterday that it had arrested a 42-year-old man who was [...]

Sandwich Franchisee Complains About Unfair Agreement

Sandwich Franchisee Complains About Unfair Agreement

SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – A South Korean business person is calling out Subway, the sandwich franchise headquartered in the U.S., for having an unfair franchise agreement and conciliation policy.  The franchise agreement stipulates that when a Subway restaurant is ordered to shut down by headquarters, the only way for the restaurant to challenge the [...]

Chaebol-Owned Retailers Constitute Bulk of Law Violations

Chaebol-Owned Retailers Constitute Bulk of Law Violations

SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s large retailers affiliated with family-controlled conglomerates, or chaebol, account for more than 60 percent of violations of a related law over the past five years, a report showed Wednesday. The Fair Trade Commission (FTC), South Korea’s antitrust watchdog, detected 48 breaches of the act on fair transactions [...]

Paris Baguette Showcases Robots at its Bakeries

Paris Baguette Showcases Robots at its Bakeries

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Paris Croissant Co., the operator of South Korea’s leading bakery chain, Paris Baguette, said Tuesday that it launched a test operation of robots at its outlets as local retailers accelerate their push for automation. According to the company, seven Paris Baguette outlets in Seoul began the two-month trial run [...]

Growth of ICT Investment Hits 18-month Low in Q2

Growth of ICT Investment Hits 18-month Low in Q2

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Facility investments by South Korean information and communications technology (ICT) companies grew at the slowest pace in 1 1/2 years in the second quarter amid chipmakers’ weak spending, central bank data showed Tuesday. ICT firms’ investment in new plants and equipment expanded 6.4 percent on-year in the April-June period, [...]

Air Seoul Becomes First S. Korean Budget Carrier with Female-Only Toilets

Air Seoul Becomes First S. Korean Budget Carrier with Female-Only Toilets

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Air Seoul Co., a South Korean low-cost carrier, said Monday it has designated one restroom on each of its routes as female-only to meet demand from women travelers. “Our business data shows six out of 10 passengers are women, and the company has responded to requests for women-only toilets [...]