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500,000 Foreigners Sign Up for State Health Insurance After New Rules Take Effect

500,000 Foreigners Sign Up for State Health Insurance After New Rules Take Effect

SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Only one month has passed after the mandatory subscription to state health insurance for foreigners, and the number of subscribers has increased smoothly. However, the insurance premium collection rate for these foreigners was not high. According to the data received by Rep. Ki Dong-min from the National Health Insurance [...]

First Suspected Case of E-cigarette Induced Lung Condition Reported in S. Korea

First Suspected Case of E-cigarette Induced Lung Condition Reported in S. Korea

SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said Monday it has received notice of a suspected case of a lung disease related to liquid-type electronic cigarettes in South Korea, and is now looking into possible links to e-cigarettes. Since September 20, the KCDC has received cases of [...]

BEANPOLE Eyes Global Expansion Through Brand Renewal

BEANPOLE Eyes Global Expansion Through Brand Renewal

SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung C&T Corp., a construction and fashion unit of Samsung Group, said Tuesday that it aims to accelerate the global expansion of its fashion brand BEANPOLE through renewal efforts. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, BEANPOLE announced its renewal move to rebrand as a “heritage” brand that embraces South Korea’s unique [...]

Second to Top Billboard, SuperM Proves K-pop’s Growing Potential in U.S.

Second to Top Billboard, SuperM Proves K-pop’s Growing Potential in U.S.

SEOUL, Oct. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Propelled by the decadeslong expertise of K-pop powerhouse SM Entertainment, coupled with the distribution network of Capitol Music Group (CMG), K-pop boy band SuperM scored a No. 1 on the main Billboard albums chart with its debut album. Billboard said on its official website Monday (Korean time) that the [...]