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Alzheimer’s Insurance Increasingly Popular Among S. Koreans

Alzheimer’s Insurance Increasingly Popular Among S. Koreans

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Insurance plans for Alzheimer’s disease have jumped in sales after the illness gained public interest in recent months. The Korea Credit Information Services reported on Wednesday that the number of applications for Alzheimer’s insurance plans reached 1.3 million early last year, up threefold since the second half of the [...]

Exports of Processed Rice Goods Up 20 pct in 2019

Exports of Processed Rice Goods Up 20 pct in 2019

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s outbound shipments of processed rice products shot up last year amid the booming popularity of Korean dramas, K-pop and other cultural assets abroad, data showed Thursday. Exports of these products reached US$106 million in 2019, marking a sharp rise from $89 million posted a year earlier, according [...]

SKT Eyes Cooperation with Microsoft on Xbox Game Development

SKT Eyes Cooperation with Microsoft on Xbox Game Development

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – SK Telecom Co., South Korea’s top mobile carrier, said Wednesday it aims to expand cooperation with Microsoft Corp. on console games. SKT said it plans to support the development of games for Xbox, a home video game console manufactured by Microsoft, by boosting investment and marketing activities. To initiate [...]

Access to Convenience Stores Increases Chance of Obesity

Access to Convenience Stores Increases Chance of Obesity

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Teenagers living near convenience stores are more exposed to the risk of obesity, a recent study revealed. The Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs reported on Tuesday that obesity among teenagers is influenced by multiple variables including the area of residence, individual, and family practices. The institute collected [...]

Convenience Stores New Barometers for Food Trends

Convenience Stores New Barometers for Food Trends

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Convenience stores are rising as a new platform where food products spotlighted on social media or television programs make their first debut. CU, a major convenience store chain, showcased its Kielbasa Platter that comes with a Polish Kielbasa sausage that recently went viral on social media. The dish gained [...]