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Jeju Has Highest Ratio of Double Income Households in S. Korea: Data

Jeju Has Highest Ratio of Double Income Households in S. Korea: Data

SEJONG, June 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Jeju Island had the highest ratio of double income households last year among South Korea’s major cities and provinces, data showed Sunday. Among the island’s 158,000 households with married couples, the share of double income households stood at 60.4 percent or 96,000 households, the highest ratio among major regions [...]

Gov’t Developing National Standards for Food Ingredient Data

Gov’t Developing National Standards for Food Ingredient Data

SEOUL, March 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Food ingredient data will be developed and managed in the form of national standards, aimed at making it easier for such data to be used for the customized management of personal diet and the development of related services, a government technology standards agency said Thursday. The Korea Agency for [...]

Credit Card Companies Turn to Transaction Data for Financial Breakthrough

Credit Card Companies Turn to Transaction Data for Financial Breakthrough

SEOUL, March 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Credit card companies are looking for a financial breakthrough in the data industry as they continue to struggle from Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) services. The onslaught of the fintech companies is pushing credit card companies away from their profit centers, after they lost monopoly over the BNPL market [...]

Firefighting Helicopters to Transmit Real-time Video and Voice Data

Firefighting Helicopters to Transmit Real-time Video and Voice Data

SEOUL, Dec. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Fire Agency said Tuesday it will set up an integrated information system that will enable real-time transmission of video and voice data between firefighting helicopters and the situation room at each regional headquarters by February of next year. While voice transmission between helicopters and the situation room [...]

Collibra Raises $100 Million Led by CapitalG and Surpasses $1 Billion Valuation

Collibra Raises $100 Million Led by CapitalG and Surpasses $1 Billion Valuation

NEW YORK and BRUSSELS, Belgium, Jan. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Collibra, a leader in enterprise data governance and catalog software, today announced $100 million in series E funding at a post-money valuation of more than $1 billion, bringing the company’s total venture funding to $233 million. CapitalG, Alphabet’s growth equity investment fund, led the round, with [...]

Household Debts Rise in Both Total, Individual Average from Year Ago

Household Debts Rise in Both Total, Individual Average from Year Ago

SEOUL, Oct. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly four out of 10 South Koreans have an average household debt of 80 million won (US$70,690), an increase of 3.3 percent from a year ago, according to figures from a credit information provider. The data, provided by National Information & Credit Evaluation Inc. (NICE) to ruling party lawmaker [...]