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Fierce Competition Among Korean Law Firms in Vietnam

Fierce Competition Among Korean Law Firms in Vietnam

SEOUL, Apr. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — With the number of Korean corporations entering the Vietnamese market on the rise, competition among Korean law firms eyeing the local legal market has become intense. One such law firm, Sejong, formally opened an office in the capital city of Hanoi on Tuesday. This comes approximately one year after [...]

FSS Reveals 3 Task Force Measures

FSS Reveals 3 Task Force Measures

SEOUL, Apr. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Telemarketers selling insurance over the phone will now have to pace their explanations at a certain speed to ensure consumer protection, one of many other new measures crafted by the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS). The FSS, drawing upon the expertise of external professionals to identify 177 specific tasks, created [...]

Ministry of Health Prioritizes Neighborhood Clinics with New Legislation

Ministry of Health Prioritizes Neighborhood Clinics with New Legislation

SEOUL, Apr. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Patients opting to carry out surgical procedures at their neighborhood clinic will be able to get the specific lowdown on details of surgical procedures, treatment methods and post-op care through in-depth medical checkups and consultations. The Ministry of Health and Welfare revealed plans on Tuesday to pursue measures that [...]

Gov’t, Businesses to Establish SPC for Hydrogen Fueling Stations

Gov’t, Businesses to Establish SPC for Hydrogen Fueling Stations

SEOUL, Apr. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government and private businesses agreed to establish a special purpose company (SPC) to build hydrogen fueling stations to expand the infrastructure for emission-free vehicles, the commerce ministry said Wednesday. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy signed a memorandum of understanding with local automakers, state-run utilities [...]

South Korea to Help Developing Countries Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

South Korea to Help Developing Countries Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

SEOUL, Apr. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will help developing countries reduce emissions of harmful greenhouse gases by offering technological support, the science ministry has said. According to a long-term climate technology cooperation plan announced by the Ministry of Science and ICT on Monday, South Korea will help developing countries reduce greenhouse gas emissions, with [...]

Experts Divided Over Comments Section Regulations

Experts Divided Over Comments Section Regulations

SEOUL, Apr. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean internet experts are voicing different opinions regarding regulations on the comments sections typically found on news websites following a recent online opinion rigging scandal. In the wake of the ‘Druking’ scandal, which involves politicians who are accused of rigging public opinion by using an automation program, some South [...]

Local Governments Courting North Korea

Local Governments Courting North Korea

SEOUL, Apr. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Municipalities across South Korea are considering cooperation with North Korea including cultural exchanges ahead of major peace talks. Buoyed by the PyeongChang Winter Olympics and the upcoming peace talks, a number of local governments are toying with the idea of resuming economic and cultural exchanges with the North, which came [...]

S. Korea to Open Asia’s Largest Arboretum with Released Siberian Tigers Next Week

S. Korea to Open Asia’s Largest Arboretum with Released Siberian Tigers Next Week

BONGHWA, Apr. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s forest authorities said Tuesday they plan to open an arboretum with two Siberian tigers strolling in a “tiger forest” in southeastern South Korea next week as part of efforts to preserve the endangered species in the wild. The Korea Forest Service will open to the public on [...]

No More Umbrella Bags in Seoul

No More Umbrella Bags in Seoul

SEOUL, Apr. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul has announced plans to do away with disposable plastic umbrella covers starting from next month. The Seoul Metropolitan Government will no longer use plastic umbrella bags at public buildings and subway stations from May as part of efforts to reduce the use of disposable products. “In light of the [...]