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S. Korea’s Economy Seen Contracting 1.81 pct in Q1

S. Korea’s Economy Seen Contracting 1.81 pct in Q1

SEOUL, April 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s economy is expected to report a 1.81 percent on-quarter contraction in the first quarter of the year, a poll showed Monday, as the coronavirus pandemic crippled industrial output, consumer spending and job markets in Asia’s fourth-largest economy. It would be the sharpest quarterly contraction since the fourth [...]

63.3 pct Opposed to Immediate Easing of Social Distancing

63.3 pct Opposed to Immediate Easing of Social Distancing

SEOUL, April 19 (Korea Bizwire) — More than half, or 63.3 percent, of South Koreans oppose an immediate easing of social distancing, a government poll showed Sunday. The results were released in line with the government’s announcement to extend a national social distancing campaign until early May, with eased regulations in some areas. Of those [...]

Popularity of S. Korea as Tourist Destination Grows for 6th Year in a Row

Popularity of S. Korea as Tourist Destination Grows for 6th Year in a Row

SEOUL, April 13 (Korea Bizwire) — A government poll showed Monday that the global popularity of South Korea as a tourist destination increased for the sixth consecutive year in 2019, thanks to the promotional effects of the country’s globally loved cultural content sector. According to the 2019 poll on the effect of tourism marketing, released [...]

Electronic Wristbands Needed to Trace People Under Self-quarantine

Electronic Wristbands Needed to Trace People Under Self-quarantine

SEOUL, April 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Most South Koreans believe that it’s necessary to use electronic wristbands to keep track of those under self-quarantine as the country aggressively moves to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, opinion polls showed Thursday. In a survey of 1,000 adults nationwide, commissioned by the Ministry of Culture, Sports [...]

Poll Finds Widespread Support for Social Distancing

Poll Finds Widespread Support for Social Distancing

SEOUL, April 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Most South Koreans support the social distancing campaign to fend off the coronavirus, though three in 10 feel its side effects, a poll showed Wednesday. The survey by the Asian Citizen’s Center for Environment and Health, a nongovernmental organization, also found citizens in an overwhelming number are positive toward [...]

Majority of Call Center Employees Feel Vulnerable to Coronavirus

Majority of Call Center Employees Feel Vulnerable to Coronavirus

SEOUL, April 5 (Korea Bizwire) — A majority of employees at call centers in South Korea still feel their workplaces aren’t properly protected from coronavirus infection, a survey showed Sunday, despite government guidelines announced last month in the wake of a cluster infection at a Seoul call center. In a survey by Workplace Gapjil 119 [...]