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Radon Detected in 80% of Latex Products

Radon Detected in 80% of Latex Products

SEOUL, Jul. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — A new survey has revealed that approximately 80 percent of latex products typically purchased during overseas trips were found to emit radon, a carcinogenic agent. Various civil groups held a press conference at the Central Government Complex in Seoul yesterday to announced the results of a survey performed on [...]

South Koreans Biggest per Capita Consumers of Seafood

South Koreans Biggest per Capita Consumers of Seafood

SEOUL, Jul. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s yearly per capita consumption of seafood has reached nearly 60 kilograms, making the nation one of the world’s largest consumers of natural sea products, ahead of Norway and Japan. These numbers were reiterated by the Norwegian Seafood Council at a press conference held yesterday in central Seoul. [...]

Record Breaking Number of Foreigners Come to Korea to Learn the Language

Record Breaking Number of Foreigners Come to Korea to Learn the Language

SEOUL, Jul. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — With K-pop music breaking global music records, the number of international students who arrived in South Korea last year to study Korean also reached an all-time high. And for the first time, the number of language students surpassed those who were in the nation to earn an academic degree. [...]

SK Telecom Develops Combined Heat and Power System for Hyundai Factory

SK Telecom Develops Combined Heat and Power System for Hyundai Factory

SEOUL, Jul. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom revealed yesterday that it had developed two systems for Hyundai Motor’s Ulsan factory, allowing the facility to be more efficient with its energy consumption. One is a combined heat and power system and the other, a factor energy management solution. The combined heat and power system will [...]

Elliott Lodges US$770 mln Suit Against S. Korea over Samsung Merger

Elliott Lodges US$770 mln Suit Against S. Korea over Samsung Merger

SEOUL, Jul. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — U.S. activist fund Elliott Associates has filed an investor-state dispute (ISD) suit against the South Korean government seeking compensation for its losses from a 2015 merger of two Samsung units, Seoul’s justice ministry said Friday. The notice of arbitration lodged by the American firm comes three months after Elliot [...]

Protectionism Puts Korea Inc. in a Fix

Protectionism Puts Korea Inc. in a Fix

SEOUL, Jun. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Escalating global protectionism, sparked by a Sino-American trade war, has put corporate Korea in a tight spot as it is feared to take a toll on exports, a key growth engine for Asia’s fourth-largest economy, industry sources said Friday. The United States and China, the world’s two largest economies, [...]

Minimum Wage Hike a Net Positive for Low Income Earners: Study

Minimum Wage Hike a Net Positive for Low Income Earners: Study

SEOUL, Jul. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — A new study has found that among young South Koreans earning less than 2 million won per month, few experienced a salary decrease following the increase in the minimum wage. The activist group “Youth Community Union” announced the results today after surveying 255 individuals between 19 and 39 years [...]

Shipbuilding Subcontractors Ask Gov’t to Investigate Illegal Practices by Major Players

Shipbuilding Subcontractors Ask Gov’t to Investigate Illegal Practices by Major Players

SEOUL, Jul. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Subcontractors of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), Hyundai Heavy Industries, and Samsung Heavy Industries, the three largest players in the nation’s shipbuilding industry, have asked the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) to carry out an in-depth investigation into illegal practices among the ‘big three’. A single committee instigated [...]