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GS Caltex and SK Energy Launch Smart Storage Service at Gas Stations

GS Caltex and SK Energy Launch Smart Storage Service at Gas Stations

SEOUL, Dec. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — GS Caltex Corp. and SK Energy Co., South Korea’s leading refiners, have teamed up to launch QBoo, a smart storage service found at gas stations. QBoo allows parcel exchanges, buying and selling second-hand goods, and storing laundry and other goods, using storage lockers. This will increase the inflow of customers at [...]

Top Biz Group Operating Profits Down if Samsung Elec, SK hynix are Excluded

Top Biz Group Operating Profits Down if Samsung Elec, SK hynix are Excluded

SEOUL, Dec. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — The operating profits of South Korea’s listed companies belonging to the largest conglomerates contracted in the January-September period of this year if the numbers for Samsung Electronics Co. and SK hynix are excluded, a local business tracker said Sunday. The total for the 94 companies, not counting the two [...]

S. Korean Shipbuilders Fare Well on Surge of LNG Carrier Orders

S. Korean Shipbuilders Fare Well on Surge of LNG Carrier Orders

SEOUL, Dec. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s major shipyards have shown decent performances this year on the back of a surge in orders to build LNG carriers, industry data showed Sunday. For the year up to Thursday, 52 orders for LNG carriers were received by local entities, with Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. bagging the [...]

Hyundai, Kia Eco-friendly Car Sales Jump 2.1-fold This Year

Hyundai, Kia Eco-friendly Car Sales Jump 2.1-fold This Year

SEOUL, Dec. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Sales of eco-friendly cars made by Hyundai Motor Co. and its sister company Kia Motors Corp. jumped 2.1-fold in the first 11 months of this year, on strong domestic and overseas demand, industry data showed Sunday. The two flagship companies of Hyundai Motor Group, the world’s fifth largest automotive [...]

SMEs Say Paying Half of National Pension Dues for Foreign Workers is Unreasonable

SMEs Say Paying Half of National Pension Dues for Foreign Workers is Unreasonable

SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Small to mid-sized firms are asking the government to modify pension requirements, arguing that paying half of the national pension dues for foreign workers with E-9 visas is unreasonable. The Korea Federation of SMEs (KBIZ) sent a letter to the Ministry of Health and Welfare on Wednesday asking the [...]

Carpool App Poolus to Share 10 pct of Profits with Users

Carpool App Poolus to Share 10 pct of Profits with Users

SEOUL, Nov. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Poolus, a new carpool startup, has announced a plan to share its profits with its customers. According to the plan, Poolus will distribute “pool points” to users of its service, which can either be cashed in or exchanged for shares in the company. In addition, AI technology will be [...]