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Survey of Tourists’ Top Buys in Airport Duty Free Shops

Survey of Tourists’ Top Buys in Airport Duty Free Shops

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Red ginseng was the most popular product among Chinese shoppers at Korea’s airport duty-free shops, according to a survey by Shinsegae Duty Free’s Incheon Airport branch. In addition, Japanese visitors favored dried laver products, while Southeast Asian tourists said they liked “Honey Butter Almond” products the most. According to [...]

Public Perception of Society: “Unjust”

Public Perception of Society: “Unjust”

SEOUL, May 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The perception that important social decisions are affected by external pressure, social connections and interest groups continues to be a strong belief held by the public at large. This is according to a report from the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs released yesterday that questioned 3,839 adult [...]

‘Silver’ Investors on the Rise

‘Silver’ Investors on the Rise

SEOUL, May 21 (Korea Bizwire) — As the South Korean population slowly ages, the number of elderly investors over 65 are also on the rise in the finance industry. According to a report released on Saturday by the Financial Supervisory Service, 23.6 percent (23.5 trillion won) of the total funds offered by financial institutions (99.9 [...]

One out of 7 College Graduates Has Felt Suicidal: Survey

One out of 7 College Graduates Has Felt Suicidal: Survey

SEOUL, May 21 (Korea Bizwire) — One out of seven college graduates hunting jobs have thought of committing suicide due to extreme stress, a survey showed Sunday. According to the survey conducted by the Seoul National University Boramae Medical Center on 124 college graduates currently searching for jobs, 40 percent said they had experienced symptoms [...]

Korean Women Still Underpaid Compared to Men

Korean Women Still Underpaid Compared to Men

SEOUL, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Women currently working at a domestic company that has more than 100 employees were found to be getting paid 33 percent less in salary compared to their male counterparts. The National Human Rights Commission of Korea announced these results yesterday after surveying 402 permanent male and female employees who [...]

Cigarette Ads Influence Impulsive Purchases

Cigarette Ads Influence Impulsive Purchases

SEOUL, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) — According to a study, one in eight people buy cigarettes on impulse after viewing cigarette advertisements or cigarette packs on display at convenience stores. Moreover, the same study showed that 1.9 percent of non-smokers had purchased cigarettes on impulse. The study, carried out by Prof. Cho Seong-il and his [...]