[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

[Graphic News] Korea remains stable in food security

Korea ranked 21st for food security in a global survey of 105 countries, posting a score of 77.8 out of 100, according to the Korea Rural Economic Research Institute on Monday. The index was created...

Updated : 2013.04.22 20:11

[Graphic News] Manhunt in Boston for bombing suspect

Updated : 2013.04.21 21:06

[Graphic News] 1 in 5 Korean men to die of illnesses linked to smoking

One out of 5 Korean men is projected to die of an illness linked to smoking, according to research by the state-run Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs. The institute unveiled the study Th...

Updated : 2013.04.18 20:53

[Graphic News] IMF revises down global economic outlook

The International Monetary Fund announced Tuesday that it had downgraded this year’s outlook for global economic growth, citing continued risks. In its most recent report on the global economic out...

Updated : 2013.04.17 20:50

[Graphic News] Weak yen deals blow to Korean exports

Concerns over the impact of the weakening yen on the nation’s exports are proving well founded. About 40 percent of Korean-made products that compete against Japanese goods in the global market pos...

Updated : 2013.04.16 20:12

[Graphic News] More Korean hospitals going abroad

The number of Korean medical institutions expanding overseas has nearly doubled in the last three years, a report showed Monday. According to the report released by the state-run Korea Health Indust...

Updated : 2013.04.15 20:24

[Graphic News] Import car repair costs average $2,300

Repair costs for import cars produced by companies such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz average 2.6 million won ($2,300), far exceeding the average of 840,000 won for the five Korean-made brands. Over the ...

Updated : 2013.04.14 20:12

[Graphic News] N. Korea ready to launch multiple missiles

North Korea has completed preparations for launching multiple missiles with various ranges that can put South Korea, Japan and U.S. bases in Guam within striking range, Seoul officials said. The com...

Updated : 2013.04.11 20:37

[Graphic News] Koreans own 8.8 luxury items on average

Purchasing luxury goods was nothing unusual for more than 45 percent of Korean customers, a survey showed on Wednesday. According to the poll conducted by the Korea Consumer Agency, spending on prem...

Updated : 2013.04.10 20:16

[Graphic News] Baby boomers have highest economic participation rate

The economic participation rate of the 50-59 age group soared to 73.8 percent in 2012, the highest rate since 2000, data showed Tuesday. The rate was 73.1 percent in 2011 and 72.7 percent in 2010. A...

Updated : 2013.04.09 20:03

[Graphic News] China boosts bird flu response as cases rise

China reported three more cases of human infection of a new strain of bird flu on Sunday, raising the total number of cases to 21. Six of those who contracted the H7N9 virus have died. All 21 cases ...

Updated : 2013.04.08 20:18

[Graphic News] Economic slump takes toll on online sales

The global economic slump appears to be taking a toll on local internet shoppers, with online sales posting a record-low monthly growth since the government first started to compile the data, Statist...

Updated : 2013.04.07 19:57