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Orders of Shade Structures Surge but Supply Falls Behind Demand

Orders of Shade Structures Surge but Supply Falls Behind Demand

BUSAN, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — With the heat wave still going strong, municipalities have been installing large public shade structures near pedestrian crossings, but with the supply of large shades lacking, many local governments are still waiting for their orders to be fulfilled. According to the city government of Busan, the installation of public [...]

Household Appliances Soar in Popularity with the Heat Wave

Household Appliances Soar in Popularity with the Heat Wave

SEOUL, Aug. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — As a sweltering summer heat wave continues to sweep the nation, household appliances that help ease the burden of household chores have become extremely popular. According to Lotte Hi-Mart, a large retailer of electronic goods, sales of robot vacuum cleaners soared by 30 percent within the two-week period between [...]

Hotels Gain Business as Vacationers Seek Nearby Refuge from Summer Heat

Hotels Gain Business as Vacationers Seek Nearby Refuge from Summer Heat

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Hotels in Seoul and its vicinity are showing higher occupancy this summer as vacationers take refuge from record heat at accommodations not too far from home, their business data indicated Wednesday. Resort-style hotel Banyan Tree Club and Spa Seoul said its package sales rose 3 to 5 percent this [...]

S. Korea to Cut Residential Electricity Bills for July-Aug.

S. Korea to Cut Residential Electricity Bills for July-Aug.

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will adjust the residential progressive electricity tariffs for July and August to ease the household burden from heavy electricity bills caused by the unprecedented summer heat, the energy ministry said Tuesday. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said it will temporarily upgrade the ceilings of the [...]