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S. Koreans’ Overseas Direct Purchases Up 20 pct in First Half

S. Koreans’ Overseas Direct Purchases Up 20 pct in First Half

SEJONG, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans’ direct purchases from foreign countries rose 20 percent in the first six months of 2019 from a year earlier as more consumers opted to buy quality goods at cheap prices, customs data showed Tuesday. South Korean shoppers bought a total of US$1.58 billion worth of foreign goods [...]

New Korean-English Driver’s License to be Recognized by 35 Countries

New Korean-English Driver’s License to be Recognized by 35 Countries

SEOUL, Jul. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will start issuing a new type of driver’s license with personal information written in English on the back in September at the earliest, officials said Monday. The nation’s current license has the driver’s information printed only in Korean on the front, obliging holders wanting to drive abroad [...]