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Girls’ Generation Tops Billboard’s World Albums Chart

Girls’ Generation Tops Billboard’s World Albums Chart

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Girls’ Generation’s latest album “Holiday Night” rose to the top of Billboard’s World Albums chart, according to the music publication Wednesday. The K-pop girl group’s sixth full-length album, released on Aug. 4, stood at No. 1 on the chart for the week of Aug. 26, according to Billboard’s website. [...]

Hyundai Mobis Develops Bi-directional Onboard EV Charger

Hyundai Mobis Develops Bi-directional Onboard EV Charger

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Mobis Co., South Korea’s biggest auto parts maker, has developed a bi-directional onboard charger loadable on an electric vehicle, the company said Wednesday. The bi-directional onboard charger (OBC) allows an electric car that comes with it to charge itself at a charging station. It also allows the vehicle [...]

‘The War’ Becomes EXO’s 4th Million Seller Album

‘The War’ Becomes EXO’s 4th Million Seller Album

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — EXO’s “The War” has sold more than 1 million copies in less than one month, becoming the boy band’s fourth “million seller” record, its agency said Monday. The Korean and Chinese versions of EXO’s fourth full-length album have sold a combined 1.01 million copies to date, according to S.M. [...]

‘A Taxi Driver’ Draws Over 6.5 mln Viewers on 11th Day

‘A Taxi Driver’ Draws Over 6.5 mln Viewers on 11th Day

SEOUL, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — A Korean film about a pro-democracy uprising in the country has surpassed 6.5 million in attendance as of the 11th day of its run, the film’s distributor said Saturday. “A Taxi Driver” hit the threshold Friday, becoming the fastest film to reach the milestone this year, according to Showbox. [...]

King Sejong Institute’s Online Subscribers Surpass 100,000

King Sejong Institute’s Online Subscribers Surpass 100,000

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The King Sejong Institute, a state-run Korean language education center, said Friday the number of subscribers on its online-learning website has surpassed 100,000. The subscriber volume for Nuri-Sejonghakdang (www.sejonghakdang.org), which stood at 60,000 in 2015, reached the milestone in just about 1 1/2 years, according to the institute. Launched [...]

Daewoo E&C Wins US$963 mln Plant Deal from Oman

Daewoo E&C Wins US$963 mln Plant Deal from Oman

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Daewoo Engineering & Construction Co., a major South Korean builder, said Monday that it has clinched a US$963 million deal to build process units of refinery facilities in Oman. Under the deal with Duqm Refinery Petrochemical Industries Co., a joint venture between Daewoo Engineering and Tecnicas Reunidas of Spain [...]

SK E&C signs Deal to Modernize Iranian Oil Plant

SK E&C signs Deal to Modernize Iranian Oil Plant

SEOUL, Aug. 6 (Yonhap) — SK Engineering & Construction Co., a South Korean builder, said Sunday that it has signed a US$1.6 billion deal with an Iranian company to carry out an oil refinery modernization project. Under the agreement with Tabriz Oil Refining Co., an affiliate of Parsian Oil and Gas Development Group Co., the [...]

Daewoo Shipbuilding Hands Over Submarine to Indonesian Navy

Daewoo Shipbuilding Hands Over Submarine to Indonesian Navy

SEOUL, Aug. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Daewoo Shipbiulding & Marine Engineering Co., a major shipyard here, handed over a 1,400-ton diesel-electric submarine to the Indonesian Navy on Wednesday, becoming the first South Korean company to export a submarine. The company said it held a ceremony at its Okpo shipyard on Geoje Island off the southern [...]