[Graphic News] Chaebol owners dominate in dividends

The number of people in Korea who earned more than 10 billion won in dividends last year was 19, data showed. Most of them were chiefs of the nation’s top conglomerates and their family members. Th...

Updated : 2013.05.13 21:00

[Graphic News] Financial complaints on rise

Consumers’ complaints against the nation’s financial institutions have gradually increased over the past three years, data showed. According to a report released by the Financial Supervisory Servi...

Updated : 2013.05.12 20:27

[Graphic News] Asian cities top millionaire list

When it comes to populations of rich people, Asian cities are second to none. According to a list of cities with the most millionaires, multimillionaires and billionaires released by Wealth Insight,...

Updated : 2013.05.09 19:50

[Graphic News] Local banks’ bad debt soars 13%

Some conglomerates’ financial woes and households’ growing difficulties in repaying debts are increasing local banks’ bad debt. The total sum of nonperforming loans from the country’s six larges...

Updated : 2013.05.08 20:37

[Graphic News] Korea, Poland politically most stable of 30 nations

Korea and Poland were rated as the most politically stable among 30 emerging countries, according to a survey by Eurasia Group. In its latest Global Political Risk Index, the U.S.-based political an...

Updated : 2013.05.07 20:39

[Graphic News] IPTV subscribers surpass 7m mark

The number of Internet Protocol television subscribers surpassed 7 million on Friday, according to the Korea Digital Media Industry Association. Since its first appearance in January 2009, the IPTV ...

Updated : 2013.05.06 20:21

[Graphic News] Hyundai-Kia making U.S. comeback in 2013 sales

Hyundai Motor and its sister automaker Kia Motors have revved up their presence in the U.S. market since early this year, recovering from last year’s lackluster sales dwarfed by Japanese carmakers. ...

Updated : 2013.05.05 20:31

[Graphic News] Incheon Airport best-paying public firm for new staff

Incheon International Airport Corp. has been revealed to pay the highest starting salary among public corporations. The average yearly salary for new employees at the 30 top public corporations last...

Updated : 2013.05.02 20:27

[Graphic News] Korean, Japanese billionaires acquire wealth differently

Most of Korea’s billionaires accumulated their wealth through inheritance, while the Japanese superrich built up their wealth by creating their own business, according to a recent survey by CEO Scor...

Updated : 2013.05.01 20:58

[Graphic News] Sungnyemun to open to great fanfare after more than five years of renovation

Sungnyemun, or the South Gate from the Joseon era (1392-1910), will be unveiled to the public on Saturday after 63 months of restoration. A lavish ceremony is planned to mark the return of the Natio...

Updated : 2013.04.30 20:41

[Graphic News] Turkey becomes Korea’s 9th FTA partner

The Korea-Turkey Free Trade Agreement, which comes into effect on Wednesday, is to be Korea’s ninth FTA, as well as the first to take effect under the new Park Geun-hye administration. Under the FT...

Updated : 2013.04.29 20:18

[Graphic News] Korea’s labor productivity still low

Korea’s labor productivity ranked 23rd among 34 members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in 2011, moving up one notch from 2010, the government said. In 2011, the total ...

Updated : 2013.04.28 20:46

[Graphic News] Seoul posts poor growth in equities

South Korea lagged far behind major countries in growth of stock prices this year due mainly to lackluster private consumption and a slowdown in export performance upon Japan’s weakening yen. Accor...

Updated : 2013.04.25 21:09

[Graphic News] Gay marriage around the globe

France became the 14th country in the world to legislate for gay marriage on Tuesday, following months of bitter debate over the socially divisive issue. Europe remains the stronghold of same-sex un...

Updated : 2013.04.24 20:24

[Graphic News] Cheaper yen benefits Japanese carmakers

The cheaper yen is improving the competitiveness of Japanese carmakers, while their Korean and German rivals are expected to struggle with falling profits. According to IBES earnings estimates on Tu...

Updated : 2013.04.23 20:20