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Korean Consumers’ Choice, Large Retailers or Local Markets?

Korean Consumers’ Choice, Large Retailers or Local Markets?

SEOUL, Dec. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Six large retailers including Lotte Mart, E-Mart and Home Plus filed a petition against two Seoul districts, claiming that the ordinances restricting operating hours or mandating the closure of supermarkets every other Sunday were discriminatory. On December 12, Seoul High Court ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, saying that the ordinances [...]

Opposition Lawmaker Calls for Rollback of Foreign Investment Encouragement Law

Opposition Lawmaker Calls for Rollback of Foreign Investment Encouragement Law

“The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said on January 1 this year there will be additional job creation effects of 14,000 more jobs as well as foreign investment of more than 2.3 trillion won. For 11 months since the law’s revision, however, there has been almost no new foreign investment.” “The number of new [...]

Korean Children Have Been Using Toothpaste with Many Parabens

Korean Children Have Been Using Toothpaste with Many Parabens

SEOUL, Oct. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – As the permissible level for parabens on toothpastes for children has turned out to be much higher than that for other products including wet tissues for oral cleaning, many people are showing increasing concerns about any harmful effect from it and asking to lower the level. According to a report released by Kim Yong-ik, a [...]

[Feature] Sewol Ferry’s Bereaved Families Stage Hunger Strikes at Papal Mass Venue

[Feature] Sewol Ferry’s Bereaved Families Stage Hunger Strikes at Papal Mass Venue

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – On August 16, Pope Francis will preside over a historic Mass at Seoul’s Gwanghwamun Square to beatify 124 Korean Catholic martyrs persecuted during the Joseon dynasty. But, the Pope is expected to face unexpected guests during the feast of the Catholic Church in Korea. Since July 14, about ten bereaved family [...]