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S. Korea Sees More Hatred and Discrimination Following Virus Outbreak

S. Korea Sees More Hatred and Discrimination Following Virus Outbreak

SEOUL, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Fear over coronavirus infection is inciting hatred and discrimination in Korean society. Participants at the 10th World Human Rights Cities Forum, held at the Kim Dae-jung Convention Center in the southwestern city of Gwangju from Oct. 7-10, agreed that discrimination and hatred towards foreigners, sexual minorities, and religious groups [...]

Tteokbokki Voted No. 1 Comfort Food amid Pandemic

Tteokbokki Voted No. 1 Comfort Food amid Pandemic

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — “Tteokbokki,” a popular Korean snack made from rice cakes and red chili pepper sauce, has been voted the No. 1 food to lift people’s spirits during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Seoul city government said Saturday. In an online survey in September, the government asked people to name their favorite [...]

Job Losses Extend into Sept. amid Pandemic, Unemployment Rate Rises to 3.6 pct

Job Losses Extend into Sept. amid Pandemic, Unemployment Rate Rises to 3.6 pct

SEJONG, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea lost about 392,000 jobs in September, marking a decline in the number of the employed for the seventh consecutive month, as the coronavirus pandemic hammered job markets, data showed Friday. The country’s jobless rate rose by 0.5 percentage point on-year to 3.6 percent in September, with the [...]

Altus Group Report Reveals Pandemic Fueling Wait-and-See Approach by Global Property Developers While Accelerating Digital Transformation

Altus Group Report Reveals Pandemic Fueling Wait-and-See Approach by Global Property Developers While Accelerating Digital Transformation

TORONTO, Sept. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Altus Group Limited (“Altus Group”) (TSX: AIF), a leading provider of software, data solutions and independent advisory services to the global commercial real estate industry, today released the Altus Group Global Property Development Trends Report, which provides an outlook of the property development industry navigating through the disruption from the [...]

Duty-free Operators Desperate for Survival amid Protracted COVID-19 Pandemic

Duty-free Operators Desperate for Survival amid Protracted COVID-19 Pandemic

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Stung by the protracted new coronavirus outbreak, South Korean duty-free operators are struggling to overcome the industry-wide slump with belt-tightening measures, including increasing the number of closing days at some outlets in major local cities and cutting their overseas operations. Industry leader Lotte Duty Free began closing its outlets [...]