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Securities Companies Do Away with Formal Work Attire

Securities Companies Do Away with Formal Work Attire

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — There is a wave of change at South Korean securities companies, which used to be represented by business suits and formal dress. Allowing casual wear and the liberalization of dress codes is starting at some brokerages. Shinhan Investment Corp., has decided to simplify the attire of its branch tellers [...]

K-beauty Brands Star at Sephoria

K-beauty Brands Star at Sephoria

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean brands cosmetics showed off their peak popularity at the beauty fair “Sephoria,” which was held by Sephora, the world’s largest cosmetics select shop. AmorePacific Corp. was the only Korean company to participate in this year’s two-day event held at the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall, Los Angeles on [...]

Chosun Ilbo and TV Chosun Among Most Distrusted News Sources in S. Korea

Chosun Ilbo and TV Chosun Among Most Distrusted News Sources in S. Korea

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Chosun Ilbo, a major conservative newspaper, and TV Chosun, an affiliated cable network, rank near the top of the most distrustful media in Korea, a recent survey has shown. According to the 2019 Media Confidence survey of some 1,000 adult men and women conducted by weekly magazine SisaIN, the [...]

World’s 1st Hydrogen Charging Station at a Parliament Building Opens

World’s 1st Hydrogen Charging Station at a Parliament Building Opens

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The world’s first hydrogen charging station at a parliament building opened at the National Assembly in Seoul on Tuesday. The achievement is seen as a new era for the hydrogen economy in South Korea as the country’s political center now accommodates a commercial hydrogen charging station. The two hydrogen [...]

Seoul Mayor Vows to Protect Stray Cats

Seoul Mayor Vows to Protect Stray Cats

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The mayor of Seoul has announced that the city will create a coexisting environment for animals by protecting stray cats at redevelopment sites. Mayor Park Won-soon promised to take action on a proposal made via the city’s civic participation platform asking the government to protect stray cats at sites [...]

S. Korean Economy Shows Signs of Deflation as Consumer Prices Decline

S. Korean Economy Shows Signs of Deflation as Consumer Prices Decline

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s consumer price index declined for the very first time last month, a sign of deflation. Experts point out that declining consumer prices may become the so-called ‘new normal’ for South Korea. Statistics Korea reported that South Korea’s consumer prices reached a growth rate of 0.5 percent this [...]

Korean and Japanese Youth Baseball Teams Demonstrate Excellent Sportsmanship

Korean and Japanese Youth Baseball Teams Demonstrate Excellent Sportsmanship

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — A youth baseball match between South Korea and Japan is moving the hearts of citizens in both countries, despite the deteriorating political relationship between the two states. On Friday, South Korea and Japan met at Gijang-Hyundai Dream Ballpark in Gijang County, Busan, to compete in the final round of [...]

Experts Warn Against Game Developers’ ‘Infatuation’ with MMORPG

Experts Warn Against Game Developers’ ‘Infatuation’ with MMORPG

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Experts are raising concerns as South Korean game developers continue to stick with massive multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG). Google Play’s top sales in the first week of September showed that seven out of top ten games were MMORPGs. IGAWorks, a South Korean marketing solutions company, reported that MMORPG [...]

Generation Z Men Drive Growth of Cosmetics Industry

Generation Z Men Drive Growth of Cosmetics Industry

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — The cosmetics industry is paying close attention to a surge in interest in makeup for generation Z men. It is noteworthy that AmorePacific Corp., the nation’s No. 1 cosmetics company, on Friday launched its first male makeup brand, BeREADY, 74 years after its foundation. One of the data sources [...]