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40 pct of Self-employed Consider Biz Closure amid Pandemic: Survey

40 pct of Self-employed Consider Biz Closure amid Pandemic: Survey

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Four out of 10 self-employed people in South Korea are considering closing their businesses due to sluggish sales amid the long-enforced strict social distancing rules during the coronavirus pandemic, a survey showed Sunday. According to the survey of 500 people operating restaurants, retail and other service businesses by the [...]

Over Half of S. Koreans Support Abolishment of Gender Ministry: Poll

Over Half of S. Koreans Support Abolishment of Gender Ministry: Poll

SEOUL, Jan. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — A little over half of South Koreans support the abolishment of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family as proposed by the main opposition party’s presidential candidate Yoon Suk-yeol, a poll showed Wednesday. According to the Realmeter survey that asked 1,011 adults on Monday and Tuesday, 51.9 percent said [...]

Corporate Capital Spending Forecast to Grow 3.6 pct in 2022

Corporate Capital Spending Forecast to Grow 3.6 pct in 2022

SEOUL, Dec. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s corporate capital spending is expected to expand nearly 4 percent in 2022 on a recovery in manufacturing activity and private consumption, a poll showed Wednesday. The survey of 3,700 big, midsize and small companies, taken by the state-run Korea Development Bank (KDB), showed their combined facility investments [...]

Seoul Citizens Pick Infectious Diseases as Most Dangerous Health Hazard: Survey

Seoul Citizens Pick Infectious Diseases as Most Dangerous Health Hazard: Survey

SEOUL, Dec. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Citizens in Seoul picked infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, as the most dangerous health hazard, followed by fine dust and climate change, a survey showed Wednesday. Infectious diseases topped the list of dangerous health and environmental factors with 4.21 points on a 5-point scale in an online survey of [...]