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40 Percent of S. Korean Municipalities at Risk of Being Abolished: Survey

40 Percent of S. Korean Municipalities at Risk of Being Abolished: Survey

SEJONG, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — About 40 percent of South Korean municipalities may be abolished in the future because of declining birthrates and an aging population, a survey by a state-run research institute showed Monday. Lee Sang-ho, a researcher at the Employment Information Service, released the study, conducted in June, which measured the sustainability [...]

1,191 New HIV/AIDS Cases Reported 2017

1,191 New HIV/AIDS Cases Reported 2017

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of new cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) totaled 1,191 in South Korea in 2017. Approximately 1 out of 3 infected individuals were in their 20s. According to data provided by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the [...]

Foreigners’ Presence in KOSDAQ Market Grows in 2018: Data

Foreigners’ Presence in KOSDAQ Market Grows in 2018: Data

SEOUL, Aug. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreigners’ turnover in South Korea’s secondary stock market rose this year, while their proportion in the main bourse moved down, data showed Monday. The overseas investors took up 9 percent of the daily turnover in the tech-laden KOSDAQ market during the first seven months of the year, up 1.6 [...]

Where Have All the Mosquitoes Gone?

Where Have All the Mosquitoes Gone?

UIJEONGBU, Jul. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Perhaps due to the string of extremely hot and sultry days, mosquitoes have all but disappeared, causing a drop in the number of malaria patients nationwide. According to an announcement by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention yesterday, the total number of patients diagnosed with malaria this [...]

Number of Fathers Taking Paternity Leave Jumps 66 pct on-year in H1: Gov’t

Number of Fathers Taking Paternity Leave Jumps 66 pct on-year in H1: Gov’t

SEOUL, Jul. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of fathers who took time off to take care of their children jumped 65.9 percent on-year in the first half, aided by the government’s increased support for parental leave, the labor ministry said Monday. The number of men who took paternity leave reached 8,463 in the January-June [...]

Number of Chickens Raised in South Korea Hits an All-Time Record

Number of Chickens Raised in South Korea Hits an All-Time Record

SEJONG, Jul. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The total number of chickens currently being raised domestically has risen to an all-time high. According to a report released by Statistics Korea and the Korean Institute for Animal Products Quality Evaluation yesterday, the number of chickens currently being raised in the second quarter of the year (as of [...]

More Foreigners Seek to Visit Southeastern Port City of Busan

More Foreigners Seek to Visit Southeastern Port City of Busan

SEOUL, Jul. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — More foreigners have shown interest in visiting South Korea’s southeastern port city of Busan, industry data showed Wednesday, amid the government’s efforts to pursue balanced regional tourism growth. According to the data from Skyscanner, an online site that compares trip prices, the number of searches for a round-trip ticket [...]