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South Korea’s $23-Billion Rental and Sharing Market Continues to Make Headway

South Korea’s $23-Billion Rental and Sharing Market Continues to Make Headway

SEOUL, May 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Last year, South Korea’s rental services market was estimated at 25.9 trillion won ($23.2 billion), up from 19.5 trillion won five years ago, according to the KT Economic Management Research Institute. By 2020, the market is expected to grow to a 40.1-trillion-won industry, researchers expect.  The boon in the [...]

Seoul to Launch Bus Congestion Alert Service

Seoul to Launch Bus Congestion Alert Service

SEOUL, May 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Seoul has launched a revolutionary new online service today that informs passengers about how congested their bus will be before they get on. Seoul’s new congestion alert service, which comes in the form of bus information systems, a desktop website (http://bus.go.kr) and a mobile app called SeoulBus, tells public [...]

More Korean Celebrities Opting for Small, Private, Secret Weddings

More Korean Celebrities Opting for Small, Private, Secret Weddings

SEOUL, May 22 (Korea Bizwire) – An increasing number of South Korean celebrities are choosing smaller, private weddings, or even keeping their marriage secret until after the ceremony.  The latest surprise to fans came from actress and singer Sung Yu-ri last week, when she announced on May 15 on her official fan site that she [...]

South Korea Sees New Demand for Eco-Friendly Products Amid Growing Chemical Fears

South Korea Sees New Demand for Eco-Friendly Products Amid Growing Chemical Fears

SEOUL, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) – If there was one thing that South Koreans took away from the Oxy Reckitt Benckiser crisis, it was the devastating effects of chemical substances found in everyday products.  The scandal dates back a decade, when polyhexamethylene guanidine (PHMG), a substance that was used in commercial humidifier sterilizing agents, was discovered to [...]

Majority of Car Buyers Interested in Purchasing Autonomous Vehicles

Majority of Car Buyers Interested in Purchasing Autonomous Vehicles

SEOUL, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Over six in 10 car buyers are interested in purchasing autonomous vehicles once they are commercialized, a recent survey has revealed. According to the survey conducted by used car website SK Encar last month, over 60 percent of the 1,635 respondents said they would consider buying an autonomous vehicle, while [...]

Doctor and Patient Develop Rehab Bicycle for Sufferers of Cardiopulmonary Diseases

Doctor and Patient Develop Rehab Bicycle for Sufferers of Cardiopulmonary Diseases

SEOUL, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Severance Hospital cardiologist Kang Seok-min and one of his former heart failure patients, Kim Soo-kyung, have developed a “smart recumbent bicycle” for rehabilitating patients with cardiopulmonary complications.  Kang and Kim first came up with the idea two years ago. Kang provided his medical expertise while Kim, CEO of healthcare [...]