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S. Koreans Working Second-longest Hours among OECD Members: Data

S. Koreans Working Second-longest Hours among OECD Members: Data

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea has the second-longest average work hours per person, but its wage levels fall under the median among member states of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), data showed Wednesday. The OECD Employment Outlook 2017, an annual report, said an average South Korean worked 2,069 hours [...]

S. Korea Finds Some Egg Products Contaminated with Pesticide

S. Korea Finds Some Egg Products Contaminated with Pesticide

SEOUL, Aug. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Some egg products in South Korea have been contaminated with a potentially harmful pesticide, the government said Tuesday, amid a growing health scare in Europe over tainted egg products. Some eggs at a farm with 80,000 hens in Namyangju, east of Seoul, were found to contain the pesticide fipronil [...]

S. Korean Health, Beauty Care Stores Post Solid Growth amid Weak Consumption

S. Korean Health, Beauty Care Stores Post Solid Growth amid Weak Consumption

SEOUL, Aug. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s health care and beauty-related stores are posting solid growth allowing them to consider expanding operations at home and abroad, industry data showed Tuesday. According to findings released by local retailers, health and beauty (H&B) chain stores like Olive Young, GS Watsons and LOHBs have done well, posting [...]

Postpartum Bleeding on the Rise Amid Increase in Late Marriage and Childbearing

Postpartum Bleeding on the Rise Amid Increase in Late Marriage and Childbearing

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Data from a hospital in South Jeolla Province has revealed the number of patients who suffer from postpartum bleeding, a possible cause of maternal mortality, has more than doubled over the last decade amid growing instances of late marriage and childbearing in South Korea. According to data published by Chonnam [...]

Court Dismisses McDonalds’ Injunction Against Consumer Report Disclosure

Court Dismisses McDonalds’ Injunction Against Consumer Report Disclosure

CHUNGJU, South Korea, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – A regional court on Thursday dismissed an injunction request filed by the local unit of McDonalds seeking to stop the disclosure of a consumer report on hamburger patties, amid controversy over allegations that it served undercooked meat and caused some kids to get sick. The Korea Consumer [...]

Moon Introduces New, Improved Health Care to Lessen Medical Expenses

Moon Introduces New, Improved Health Care to Lessen Medical Expenses

SEOUL, Aug. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday introduced a government move to significantly reform the state-run health care program that will greatly reduce the medical expenses of patients, especially those in the low-income bracket, while providing new and enhanced benefits. At the same time, the president vowed to keep the rise [...]

Gov’t Begins Running Aid Fund for Humidifier Disinfectant Victims

Gov’t Begins Running Aid Fund for Humidifier Disinfectant Victims

SEOUL, Aug. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – The government said Wednesday it has started to run a relief fund for victims of a toxic humidifier disinfectant, as part of its compensation measure after the scandal resulted in some 70 deaths amid intense public scrutiny. The Ministry of Environment said its committee handling the management of the [...]

McDonald’s Seeks Injunction against Disclosure of Consumer Agency’s Probe Result

McDonald’s Seeks Injunction against Disclosure of Consumer Agency’s Probe Result

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — U.S. fast-food chain McDonald’s, embroiled in a controversy over alleged undercooked hamburger patties, has filed a court injunction seeking to ban the disclosure of the result of a consumer agency’s probe, the agency said Tuesday. The Korea Consumer Agency (KCA) originally planned to publish a press release the same [...]