[Graphic News] Asia’s access to electricity

Around the world, 1.3 billion people lack access to electricity, with more than 526 million of them in Asia, according to data collected by the International Energy Agency, a global energy watchdog. ...

Updated : 2016.10.11 18:43

[Graphic News] High disparity in Asia’s broadband connectivity

There is a high disparity in the broadband connectivity in Asia-Pacific, a digital divide that remains to be one of the largest in the world, according to data compiled by the Asia News Network. Dat...

Updated : 2016.10.10 18:18

[Graphic News] Ramen exports to reach all-time high

With popularity of South Korean-made ramyeon continuing to rise, the amount of ramyeon exports is expected to reach an all-time high, the Korea Customs Service said. From January to August this year...

Updated : 2016.10.09 18:46

[Graphic News] 10 countries host half world‘s refugees: Amnesty International

Ten countries accounting for 2.5 percent of world gross domestic product host more than half the world‘s refugees, Amnesty International said Tuesday, as it slammed what it called the selfishness of...

Updated : 2016.10.06 18:22

[Graphic News] IMF holds Korea’s growth outlook steady at 2.7% for 2016

The International Monetary Fund kept its economic growth forecast for South Korea this year and next year unchanged in its latest quarterly economic outlook, the Finance Ministry said Tuesday. The a...

Updated : 2016.10.05 18:21

[Graphic News] Maternity leave usage highest among teachers, civil servants

About 76 percent of government workers and teachers at public schools who become pregnant use state-provided maternity leave system. The rate is more than double the usage of women working at privat...

Updated : 2016.10.04 18:41

[Graphic News] Europe’s comet probe Rosetta ends 12-year mission

After 12 years of hurtling through space in pursuit of a comet, the Rosetta probe ended its mission Friday with a slow-motion crash onto the icy surface of the alien world it was sent out to study. ...

Updated : 2016.10.03 18:00

[Graphic News] Korea’s childbirths and marriages drop in July

South Korea saw a steep drop in the number of childbirths in July, amid rising concerns over the fast aging society, data showed Wednesday. About 33,900 babies were born here in July, a 7.4 percent ...

Updated : 2016.09.29 18:26

[Graphic News] 7 in 10 small businesses fail to survive past 5 years

Seven in 10 small businesses in Korea failed to survive past five years, government data showed Wednesday. Among small-scale enterprises that opened in 2008, only 29 percent remained in business in ...

Updated : 2016.09.28 18:05

[Graphic News] Number of farming households on decline

The number of farming households in the nation is decreasing, according to government data Tuesday. Statistics Korea said the number of households engaging in agriculture was 1.38 million in 2000, b...

Updated : 2016.09.27 18:54

[Graphic News] Koreans own W34 million on average in net financial assets: report

Korea’s net per capita financial assets stood at 33.88 million won ($30,750) in 2015, far behind its Asian peers Singapore and Taiwan, a report showed Monday. Switzerland came in first at 211.46 mi...

Updated : 2016.09.26 18:05

[Graphic News] Korea ranks 35th in health and living standards: report

South Korea ranked No. 35 among 188 countries in a health and living standards report published last week in the Lancet medical journal. South Korea scored an overall 73 points on the Sustainable De...

Updated : 2016.09.25 18:10

[Graphic News] Overseas orders for Korean builders may hit lowest level in 10 years

Overseas orders won by South Korean builders this year is expected to drop to the lowest level in a decade possibly due to the impact of low oil prices and a protracted global economic slump, a trade...

Updated : 2016.09.22 18:14

[Graphic News] Desktop ads to be hardest hit by smartphones

Global spending on ads for desktops will soon be hit hard by the rise of smartphones, data showed Wednesday. In 2015, expenditure on desktop advertising made up 19.5 percent of total global ad spend...

Updated : 2016.09.21 18:15

[Graphic News] A Twosome Place tops in sales among franchise coffee brands

Among 10 major franchise coffee brands in Korea, CJ Group’s A Twosome Place posted the highest annual sales per store, while Ediya Coffee operated the most number of franchises in 2015, government d...

Updated : 2016.09.20 18:40