[Graphic News] Fortune 500 companies

The number of companies from the U.S., Japan and Germany on the Fortune 500 list has been decreasing while more and more Chinese firms have made the list. Meanwhile 14 Korean companies including Sam...

Updated : 2013.07.25 20:35

[Graphic News] Fertility rate forecast

The total fertility rate is the average number of children that would be born to a woman during her lifetime.

Updated : 2013.07.24 20:45

[Graphic News] Lotto winnings remain unclaimed

According to data released by the Korea Lottery Commission, unclaimed lottery prize money from 2009 to July 15 in 2013 amounted to 178 billion won. The fifth prize of 5,000 won took up about 61 perce...

Updated : 2013.07.23 20:33

[Graphic News] Hallyu earnings rocket

Thanks to a surge in exports of hallyu-related products, Korean entertainment-related firms including filmmakers, broadcasters and game makers earned about $800 million in royalties from foreign firm...

Updated : 2013.07.22 20:38

[Graphic News] Korea’s contribution to cost of USFK upkeep

South Korea and the United States will hold a second round of talks in Seoul on Wednesday and Thursday to renew a cost-sharing agreement for American troops stationed here.

Updated : 2013.07.21 19:51

[Graphic News] Summer food and beverage prices

According to Statistics Korea, food and beverage prices surged 1.6 percent in June from a year earlier, outpacing the 1.0 percent increase in overall consumer prices. Officials speculate that the ext...

Updated : 2013.07.18 20:16

[Graphic News] Korea’s producer prices continue to fall

According to the Bank of Korea, the producer price index, a barometer of future consumer inflation, edged down 1.4 percent from a year earlier mainly due to a drop in farm and fisheries production. I...

Updated : 2013.07.17 20:24

[Graphic News] Employees’ declining working hours

According to a recent survey conducted by Job Korea, an online job portal, working hours per day for Korean workers averaged 9 hours and 26 minutes, a decrease of about 40 minutes from the 10 hours a...

Updated : 2013.07.16 20:46

[Graphic News] Issuance of bank notes, checks decreases

According to the Bank of Korea, the number of bank notes and checks issued in Korea has decreased since the introduction in 2009 of the 50,000 won note, the country’s highest denomination bill.

Updated : 2013.07.15 20:18

[Graphic News] South and North Korean economy

According to a report released by the Bank of Korea in Seoul last week, North Korea’s nominal gross national income amounted to 33.5 trillion won ($29.8 billion) last year, which is equivalent of 2....

Updated : 2013.07.14 19:34

[Graphic News] U.S., China rise as Koreans’ major property flight destinations

According to the Korea Customs Service, the United States and China have been emerging as major destinations for South Koreans seeking to launder money or stash away their wealth overseas.

Updated : 2013.07.11 20:25

[Graphic News] Global smartphone shipments

Global shipments of high-end smartphones priced at $300 or above are likely to suffer a slowdown in the coming years, according to a report released by Hi Investment & Securities on Wednesday.

Updated : 2013.07.10 20:15

[Graphic News] Science and technology budget

South Korea is seeking to sharply increase its investment in science and technology, setting a 92.4 trillion won ($80 billion) budget to finance research and development in new growth sectors by 2017...

Updated : 2013.07.09 20:21

[Graphic News] Investment Banks cut global growth outlook to 2.9%

The average global economic growth outlook for this year provided by 11 foreign investment banks in June was 2.9 percent, a 0.2 percent decrease from the 3.1 percent previously estimated at the end o...

Updated : 2013.07.08 20:09

[Graphic News] Students’ top dream companies

According to a survey conducted by Incruit, an online job portal, Samsung Electronics topped the list of companies at which university students would like to work most after graduation. It surveyed 7...

Updated : 2013.07.07 20:51