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Netflix Estimated to Have Record-high Subscriptions in S. Korea in April

Netflix Estimated to Have Record-high Subscriptions in S. Korea in April

SEOUL, May 26 (Korea Bizewire) — Global video streaming platform Netflix Inc. is estimated to have brought in record-high paid subscriptions in April amid the coronavirus pandemic, industry data showed Tuesday. An estimated 2 million paid viewers in South Korea presumably paid 43.9 billion won (US$35.5 million) for subscriptions last month, up 21 percent from [...]

S. Korea’s Exports of Chicken Soup Jump amid Lockdowns

S. Korea’s Exports of Chicken Soup Jump amid Lockdowns

SEOUL, May 26 (Korea Bizewire) — South Korea’s exports of packaged traditional chicken soup, or “samgyetang,” have posted sharp growth in the first four months of 2020 from a year earlier, data showed Tuesday, amid the growing demand for ready-to-eat products around the globe due to the pandemic-led lockdowns. Outbound shipments of ready-to-eat samgyetang products [...]

Over 80 pct of Auto Plants Back in Operation on Eased Virus Restrictions

Over 80 pct of Auto Plants Back in Operation on Eased Virus Restrictions

SEOUL, May 25 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 80 percent of vehicle plants in 13 major car-manufacturing countries resumed limited operations as of mid-May as new coronavirus restrictions were eased, an auto industry association said Monday. Vehicle plants in the United States and 12 other major car-manufacturing countries began to restart production, though not in [...]