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 2021-12-04 19:21 

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SK, Swedish private equity chiefs discuss future industries...

SK Group Chairman Chey Tae-won met with Conni Jonsson, founder and chairperson of Swedish private equity firm EQT Partners, and discussed expanding ties on future industries, such as green energy and health care, officials said Sunday. In the meeti...

 2021-12-04 18:57 

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Food, Beverages price grow 5% in Q3, marking 5th-steepest among OECD...

Prices of groceries and nonalcoholic beverages in Korea rose 5 percent on-year in the July-September period, marking the fifth-largest increase among OECD nations, data showed Sunday. According to data from Statistics Korea and the Organization for...

 2021-12-04 18:34 

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High earners report 19% asset increase in pandemic-hit 2021...

High-income households in South Korea -- those who earn between 70 million won ($59,000) and 120 million won before tax annually -- saw their assets increase by 19 percent, or 150 million won on average, from last year, a study showed Sunday. Accord...

 2021-12-04 18:23 

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Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors make history with 5th straight K League title...

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors have now gone where no South Korean football team has gone before: they became the champions of the K League 1 for a record fifth straight season Sunday. Jeonbuk clinched their historic title with a 2-0 victory over Jeju Unite...

 2021-12-04 18:19 

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US ambassador to UN to join peacekeeping conference virtually...

US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield will attend a virtual conference on UN peacekeeping hosted by the Seoul government next week, according to her office. Thomas-Greenfield will lead the US delegation to the virtual 2021 UN...

 2021-12-04 18:04 

Korea Herald

Rider shortage driving up cost of your order...

Food delivery apps saw their users decline after South Korea entered the first phase of the "living with COVID-19" scheme last month. But amid growing competition and a push by delivery apps for "one order per trip" to promi...

 2021-12-04 18:02 

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[Newsmaker] Vaccine Pass: What foreign residents vaccinated abroad have to go through in Korea...

From Monday, South Korea will introduce stricter social distancing measures amid growing daily cases and concerns over the new omicron variant, which has now been found in the country. As the government is set to roll back part of the "living w...

 2021-12-04 17:43 

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18-day Live Club Day lights up Seoul's indie stages after 2-year break...

A longtime staple of Seoul's indie scene, Live Club Day resumed Friday after a two-year hiatus, at CJ azit Gwangheungchang in Mapo-gu. Normally a monthly one-day event, the Live Club Day is being this time in a festival format running until D...

 2021-12-04 17:43 

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[ESG Talk] Implant basic principles of ESG, competitiveness in 2022...

Companies are facing a stricter and more standardized ESG business environment. Recently, the Korean state-run bodies have released the K-ESG guidelines, or guidelines for domestic players to abide by. As 2021 ends, reputable ESG rating agencies are...

 2021-12-04 17:00 

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Daesang wins 2 awards at Korea Advertising Awards...

An advertisement campaign from Daesang took home two honors at the Korea Advertising Awards this year, according to the food company on Sunday. Founded in 1994, the Korea Advertising Awards are considered the most prestigious awards in the industry...

 2021-12-04 16:30 

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Firms delay return to office, meal kits for year-end dinners amid omicron spread...

A rapidly spreading fear over the omicron variant of the coronavirus has forced big corporations in South Korea to adopt stricter in-office quarantine guidelines again and restrict overseas business trips, casting a shadow over their business plans f...

 2021-12-04 16:20 

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Israel proposes new Western policy for Korea...

South Korea should implement a "new Western policy" to further strengthen ties with Israel, Israeli Ambassador to Korea Akiva Tor proposed at the Eurasian Economic and Cultural Forum on Dec. 1. Tor recommended forging a new defense allia...

 2021-12-04 16:15 

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Cyberattacks targeting S.Korea's security strategies will increase during elections: NIS...

Hackers with the backing of foreign governments will aggressively target information on Seoul's national security strategies in the runup to the presidential election next March, the South Korean spy agency warned in its recent annual report....

 2021-12-04 15:49 

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Korea puts reopening plans into reverse as cases soar, omicron spreads...

South Korea moved to tighten limits on gatherings again and expanded the use of mandaroty vaccine passes as new COVID-19 cases in Korea hovered around the 5,000 mark for several days. According to health authorities, 5,128 new cases were tallied as...

 2021-12-04 15:47 

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Military reports 24 more COVID-19 cases...

South Korea's military reported 24 additional COVID-19 cases, including two dozen breakthrough ones, Sunday amid growing concerns over the new omicron variant, raising the total caseload among the armed forces to 2,512. Military personnel from Army,...

 2021-12-04 15:25 

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Monthlong party strife resolved, Yoon vows 'united efforts' in presidential race...

Resolving an internal conflict that dragged on delaying the launch of his election committee for about a month, Yoon Suk-yeol, the presidential candidate of the main opposition party, vowed to unite efforts to win in the March presidential election o...

 2021-12-04 15:17 

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Coach Kim Jong-kook tapped as new manager of Kia Tigers...

The Kia Tigers announced coach Kim Jong-kook will be the new manager of the South Korean baseball club Sunday. Kim signed a three-year contract for the post for a signing bonus of 300 million won ($253,000) and an annual salary of 250 million won....

 2021-12-04 14:19 

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S. Korea to increase number of highway EV chargers to over 1,000...

South Korea will increase the number of electric vehicle chargers at highway service areas nationwide to over 1,000 by the end of 2022, the transport ministry said Sunday. Currently, there are 435 EV chargers at the country's highway rest stops. The...

 2021-12-04 11:10 

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BTS song 'Butter' picked as Record of the Year by Variety magazine...

K-pop superstar BTS' mega-hit single "Butter" has been selected as the Record of the Year by US magazine Variety, the label behind the group said Sunday. BTS won the award for its second English-language single "Butter" during Va...

 2021-12-04 11:01 

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New infections in 5,000s for 2nd day amid omicron concerns...

South Korea's new coronavirus cases stayed above 5,000 for the second straight day Sunday after hitting an all-time high a day earlier amid concerns over the spread of the omicron variant. The country added 5,128 new COVID-19 infections, including 5...

 2021-12-04 10:12 

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FSC puts top priority on bringing household debt growth to pre-pandemic levels...

The head of South Korea's top financial regulator has said he will make continued efforts to bring household debt growth down to pre-pandemic levels, as fast increasing debt has emerged as a major risk that could threaten the country's economy. Ko...

 2021-12-03 17:55 

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S. Korea reports suspected cases of highly pathogenic bird flu at egg farm...

South Korea on Saturday reported suspected cases of highly pathogenic bird flu at a local egg farm. The suspected cases of the avian influenza were discovered at an egg farm in Cheonan, 92 kilometers south of Seoul, according to the go...

 2021-12-03 17:45 

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US keeps S. Korea on monitoring list for currency practices...

The United States said Friday that it is keeping South Korea on its list of countries to be monitored for currency practices. The U.S. Treasury Department named 11 other countries, including China and Japan, on the monitoring l...

 2021-12-03 17:01 

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[Eye Plus] A glimpse into Guro, S. Korea's first industrial complex...

The Guro Industrial Complex, located in Guro-dong, southwestern Seoul, was once the heart of South Korea's labor-intensive light industries back in the late 20th century. The Guro Industrial Complex, established in 1965, was the first of...

 2021-12-03 17:01 

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[Photo News] School cooks go on strike...

The National School Non-Regular Workers' Solidarity, consisting of non-regular school workers, went on a one-day general strike Thursday, demanding higher pay and an end to discrimination against non-regular workers. Without the workers to pro...

 2021-12-03 17:01 

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[Weekender] The collaboration 'X' factor: When consumption meets cultural code...

Looking back on what we have consumed over the year could be one way to wrap up the year 2021, while preparing to make better choices in the new year. Whether an impulsive purchase or a considered decision, consumption patterns show what we desire an...

 2021-12-03 17:01 

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[Visual History of Korea] Ondol: Original Korean floor heating system...

One of the most efficient uses of energy to heat our homes is right under our feet. Koreans have been staying warm for millennia by using a minimum amount of fuel to cook while warming the home at the same time. The "ondol," an elevat...

 2021-12-03 17:01 

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Messi wins 7th Ballon d'Or...

Lionel Messi, the legendary 34-year-old soccer player of Paris Saint-Germain, won his seventh Ballon d'Or on Monday. Presented by the news magazine France Football every year, the Ballon d'Or is given to the best soccer player of the year...

 2021-12-03 17:01 

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[Holly's Korean Kitchen] Bossam, boiled pork belly wraps...

If you are hosting a dinner party, this Korean pork dish will definitely be delicious and memorable for your guests. Have a bossam party! You will love the taste and texture, and most of all, it's fun dining together making bossam wraps with va...

 2021-12-03 15:39 

Korea Herald

Minor quake hits off Baengnyeong Island, no damage reported...

A 2.3 magnitude earthquake occurred at 12:33 a.m. on Saturday in waters 16 kilometers northwest of Baengnyeong Island near the inter-Korean western border. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to properties, accordin...

 2021-12-03 13:07 

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Military reports 12 more COVID-19 cases...

South Korea's military reported 12 additional COVID-19 cases Saturday amid growing concerns over the new omicron variant, raising the total caseload among military personnel to 2,488. The new cases were reported from the Army, the South...

 2021-12-03 12:52 

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[Well-curated Weekend] Hot and cold: Indoor botanical garden for a preview of spring and festive lanters on Cheonggye stream...

If you want to take a break from urban life, Seoul Botanic Park at Gangseo-gu, western Seoul, offers an emotional refuge with plants from 12 cities around the world and Korean gardens. From plant-loving visitors to gardening experts, programs are on...

 2021-12-03 12:16 

Korea Herald

Seoul's daily COVID-19 cases hit new record...

Seoul's new daily coronavirus cases hit an all-time high again Saturday amid growing concerns of the new omicron variant. The capital city reported a record high 2,273 new daily cases -- 2,266 local infections and seven from overseas --...

 2021-12-03 12:03 

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New daily cases hit new high of 5,352; 3 additional omicron cases reported...

South Korea's daily coronavirus cases recorded an all-time high of 5,352 on Saturday, a day after the country announced tough restrictions for four weeks to control the spread of the omicron variant. New cases of critically ill patient...

 2021-12-03 11:54 

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Seoul stocks likely to face volatility next week on omicron scare...

South Korean stocks are likely to continue to face volatility next week as investors take to the sidelines amid the spreading omicron strain of the coronavirus. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) closed at 2,968.33...

 2021-12-03 11:44 

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US keeps S. Korea on monitoring list for currency practices...

The United States said Friday that it is keeping South Korea on its list of countries to be monitored for currency practices. The US Treasury Department named 11 other countries, including China and Japan, on the monitoring list in its...

 2021-12-02 20:37 

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After short-lived freedom, Korea rolls back social distancing...

South Korea on Friday said it would reinstate some of the mitigation measures that ended a month ago in line with the plans for a phased return to normal, as a record rise in infections is straining hospitals. Korea counted 4,944 new daily cases aft...

 2021-12-02 19:15 

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[Herald Interview] Actor Yoo Ah-in believes our world is not much different from 'Hellbound'...

"Having blind faith about information that is not verified and online-offline bullying with that knowledge are very common in our modern society," Yoo Ah-in said in an online interview with a group of reporters Wednesday. "There ar...

 2021-12-02 18:43 

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Is Korean fried chicken something to be proud of?...

Korean fried chicken is expanding its global reach, captivating the palettes of many abroad. On its home turf, however, debate is roiling over its size, taste and even a lack of supposed "Koreanness" of the beloved dish. Local food criti...

 2021-12-02 17:46 

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Seoul stocks up for 3rd day on foreign buying...

South Korean stocks advanced for a third consecutive session Friday, backed by strong foreign buying. The Korean won fell against the US dollar. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (Kospi) rose 23.06 points, or 0.78 percent, to close at...

 2021-12-02 17:43 

Korea Herald

Inbound travelers upset by 10-day mandatory quarantine...

Travelers returning home Friday from short-term overseas trips were embarrassed to learn that they must self-isolate at home for 10 days under the government's emergency quarantine rule announced only two days earlier to stem the spread of the omicro...

 2021-12-02 17:43 

Korea Herald

Korea's first national administrative legislation committee launched...

The National Administrative Legislation Committee has been launched as an advisory body on the administrative legal system at the national level, officials said Friday. The joint public-private committee, which belongs to the Ministry of Government...

 2021-12-02 16:52 

Korea Herald

Korean testing kit makers confident they can detect omicron...

Amid worries over the omicron variant of COVID-19, Korean testing kit makers showed confidence in their equipment's ability to detect the new virus variant, pushing up their stock prices again. GreenCross Medical Science said Friday that the...

 2021-12-02 16:48 

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[Video] Why you should watch this if you went to (or wanted to go to!!) BTS PTD ON STAGE...

Watch this video if you've been to (or wanted to go to!!!) BTS Permission To Dance On Stage concert! BTS held its first offline concert in two years at the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles this week, gathering more than 200,000 ARMYs in LA. Eager to...

 2021-12-02 16:39 

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Travelers, airport tighten up their guard against omicron variant of COVID-19...

Silence prevailed at the departure gates of Incheon Airport on Thursday, a day after the nation reported its first cases of COVID-19's omicron variant. People waiting to check in for their flights were seated meters apart with masks on. Some...

 2021-12-02 16:31 

Korea Herald

S. Korea, US to discuss possibility of advancing OPCON transfer assessment date...

The militaries of South Korea and the United States will discuss the possibility of conducting an assessment required for the envisioned transfer of wartime operational control (OPCON) earlier than the current plan of next fall, a Seoul official said...

 2021-12-02 16:28 

Korea Herald

Lee, Yoon tie at 36 percent support in presidential race: survey...

Lee Jae-myung, the presidential nominee of the ruling Democratic Party, is tied with his rival Yoon Seok-youl of the main opposition People Power Party at 36 percent support, a survey showed Friday. Lee gained 5 percentage points from two weeks ago,...

 2021-12-02 15:45 

Korea Herald

Lee Hyun-jung, a second Korean NBA player in making?...

Days after Lee Hyun-jung of the Davidson Wildcats scorched the University of North Caroline at Charlotte 49ers with a career-high 32 points on Nov. 30, all the buzz around the Korean-born scorer focused on three letters: NBA. Now in his junior year,...

 2021-12-02 15:39 

Korea Herald

Moon to meet conglomerate heads later this month: reports...

South Korean President Moon Jae-in is planning a meeting late this month with heads of major local conglomerates to thank them for participating in government-led job creation projects, local news reports said Friday. The presidential office is repo...

 2021-12-02 15:37 

Korea Herald

First recruit for Lee Jae-myung campaign offers to resign over marriage controversy...

The first outside recruit to join the ruling party's presidential election campaign committee has announced her intention to resign just days after being appointed, over allegations surrounding a past marriage. Cho Dong-youn, a professor of military...

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