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[News Focus] Energy industry in wait-and-see mode upon Moon’s anti-nuclear policy

The energy industry has been showing mixed reactions to the anti-nuclear energy policy touted by President Moon Jae-in, taking a wait-and-see approach for now, as proponents and opponents alike weigh...

Updated : 2017.06.11 15:56

LG Chem to supply water filters to Egypt’s seawater desalination plants

South Korea’s leading chemical company LG Chem has landed a large-scale contract to supply seawater filters to water treatment company Metito’s desalination plants in Egypt, the company said Sunday...

Updated : 2017.06.11 15:55

Hyundai Mobis opens proving ground to test new parts, technology

Hyundai Mobis Co., one of South Korea's largest auto component manufacturers, said Sunday that it has opened its first domestic proving ground that will allow it to better test parts and related tech...

Updated : 2017.06.11 14:33

Korea's import of camping products jumps nearly 20%

South Korea's import of camping gear increased nearly 20 percent on-year during the first four months of 2017 thanks to increasing interest in outdoor activities, government data showed Sunday. Sout...

Updated : 2017.06.11 13:57

SK chief to receive James A. Van Fleet Award

Chey Tae-won, the head of South Korea's No. 3 conglomerate SK, will receive the Korea Society's James A. Van Fleet Award next month, the company said Sunday. Chey has been selected as this year's wi...

Updated : 2017.06.11 13:22

LG Uplus launches spam-blocking app

LG Uplus Corp., the country's smallest mobile carrier, said Sunday it has launched a spam-blocking application with its rival KT Corp. "Whowho-Uplus" was co-developed by LG Uplus and Whowho&company ...

Updated : 2017.06.11 11:59

Samsung Electronics operating profit forecast at over W12tr

Samsung Electronics Co.'s second quarter operating profit is forecast to reach record high levels, with most estimates around the "low" 12 trillion won ($10.6 billion) to upwards of over 13 trillion ...

Updated : 2017.06.11 11:47

Shutdown of coal-fired plants causes no power shortage

South Korea's power supply hovered above its demand for the past seven days after a temporary shutdown of eight old coal-fired power plants, government data showed Sunday, shaking off concerns over a...

Updated : 2017.06.11 10:25

No reported Galaxy S8 battery problems in 50 days

There have no battery problems reported in Samsung Electronics Co.'s latest Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus smartphones since their launch in April, industry sources said Sunday. The company's new ...

Updated : 2017.06.11 10:20

Exports of Korean cultural content up 9.7% in 2016: data

Exports of South Korean cultural content rose 9.7 percent on-year in 2016 despite an economic slowdown and China's restriction on imports of Korean pop culture over a diplomatic row, data showed Sund...

Updated : 2017.06.11 10:18

Sony's premium TVs threaten Samsung, LG

Sony Corp.'s resurgence in the premium TV market is starting to threaten the lead enjoyed by South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. and LG Electronics Inc., industry data showed Sunday. Data provided...

Updated : 2017.06.11 10:16

Hyundai to recall nearly 600,000 cars in US market

South Korea's top carmaker Hyundai Motor Co. said Friday it is recalling nearly 600,000 cars sold in the United States for faulty parts. Hyundai Motor America plans to recall 437,400 Santa Fe SUVs a...

Updated : 2017.06.09 17:02

[Photo News] STX successfully constructs new LNG vessel

STX’S NEW SHIP -- STX Offshore & Shipbuilding has successfully constructed a new liquefied natural gas bunkering vessel 6,500 square meters large, the company said. The ship had been ordered by glob...

Updated : 2017.06.09 16:53

[Weekender] Korea’s favorite emoticons and their stories

Koreans are avid users of emoticons on mobile chats, and an interesting trend here is that popular emoticons are mostly characters with made-up life stories behind each of them. According to Kakao C...

Updated : 2017.06.09 16:38

Janssen to restart clinical trials of Hanmi’s diabetes drug candidate

US pharmaceutical company Janssen is slated to begin carrying out new clinical trials in the US for a diabetes drug candidate developed by South Korea’s Hanmi Pharmaceutical by the end of this year,...

Updated : 2017.06.09 15:30