[Graphic News] Cigarette sales rise for 2nd month in April

According to Ministry of Strategy and Finance, sales of cigarettes in South Korea rose despite the government‘s push to print graphic health warnings on the outside of packages. About 305 million 2...

Updated : 2017.05.21 18:02

[Graphic News] Number of foreigners in S. Korea growing quickly

The number of foreigners residing in South Korea has been rising at a fast clip over the past decade, with their tax payments increasing more than fourfold, government data showed Tuesday. Foreign r...

Updated : 2017.05.18 18:20

[Graphic News] Bitcoin used in global cyberattacks

Digital currency bitcoin is worth more than an ounce of gold right now. It’s completely digital and it’s the currency of choice for the cyberattackers who crippled computer networks around the worl...

Updated : 2017.05.17 18:19

[Graphic News] Outdated power plants to halt operations in June

South Korea will shut down eight of 10 coal-fired power plants aged 30 years or more for the month of June, as part of the new Moon Jae-in administration’s efforts to tackle the nation’s worsening ...

Updated : 2017.05.16 18:40

[Graphic News] Saudi Arabia announces world’s tallest tower to be completed in 2019

The completion date for the world‘s tallest tower has been pushed back to 2019, a Saudi Arabian billionaire said, almost six years after launching the record-breaking project. Saudi‘s Jeddah Tower...

Updated : 2017.05.15 18:26

[Graphic News] Changes of conscription term

The Defense Ministry has embarked on its review on the military reform plan from President Moon Jae-in, who pledged during the election campaign to shorten the period of conscription from the current...

Updated : 2017.05.14 18:01

[Graphic News] Moon spent about W50b on campaign

President Moon Jae-in spent about 50 billion won ($44.1 million) for Tuesday’s election victory, while two runner-ups – Hong Joon-pyo and Ahn Cheol-soo --spent 42 billion won and 46 billion won eac...

Updated : 2017.05.11 18:55

[Graphic News] Margins of victory

South Korea reintroduced direct presidential elections in 1987, after decades under the rule of military dictators. Since then there have been six elections held every five years. Tuesday’s vote is...

Updated : 2017.05.10 02:19

[Graphic News] Tablet market extends slide as consumer habits shift

IDC reported an 8.5 percent drop in global tablet shipments to 36.2 million. This was the 10th straight quarterly decline for tablets. Apple led the market with a 24.6 percent share in the first qua...

Updated : 2017.05.08 18:17

[Graphic News] Could weather affect voter turnout?

Many factors come into play determining voter turnout and conventional wisdom is a bad weather could dampen electoral participation. Yet, a look at past elections in South Korea does not show a clea...

Updated : 2017.05.04 17:58

[Graphic News] Election in numbers

Updated : 2017.05.03 18:05

[Graphic News] Korea likely to suffer $17b loss if FTA with US is revised

South Korea’s exports to the United States are expected to suffer losses of as much as $17 billion over five years if the two nations renegotiate their bilateral free trade deal, according to a repo...

Updated : 2017.05.02 18:07

[Graphic News] S. Korea paid W932b to USFK last year

South Korea paid 932 billion won ($828 million) to host American soldiers here last year, according to government data. The amount that Seoul paid was in accordance with the allies’ defense cost-sh...

Updated : 2017.05.01 17:49

[Graphic News] Samsung, Apple keep top spots in smartphone market

Samsung and Apple maintained their leadership in the smartphone market in early 2017 while Chinese-based Huawei’s strong growth cemented its No. 3 position, a market tracker said Thursday. Accordin...

Updated : 2017.04.30 18:43

[Graphic News] HP is company that sell most PCs worldwide

Research firm IDC put out its latest quarterly report on the state of the PC market, and as the chart here shows, HP is the worldwide leader in terms of market share. The California-based company re...

Updated : 2017.04.26 18:33