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Korea reports 82 new COVID-19 cases, marking first two-digit day in a month
Korea reports 82 new COVID-19 cases, marking first two-digit day in a month
Social affairs
The daily count of new coronavirus cases in South Korea fell below 100 for the first time in more than a month Sunday. There were over 400 cases reported in mid-August, largely due to sporadic infection clusters in Seoul and the surrounding area. The country reported 82 new COVID-19 cases for the 24 hours ending Saturday at midnight, including 72 locally transmitted infections, raising the total caseload to 22,975, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency. Five more pat
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 How ‘70s oil shock led to SK battery biz
How ‘70s oil shock led to SK battery biz
Industry
For the late SK Group Chairman Chey Jong-hyun, the 1970s oil shock was a wake-up call, a moment of reckoning that a petrochemical company cannot and should not let its destiny be dictated by the price of oil. When SK Group acquired domestic petrochemical company Ukong in 1980, which later became today’s SK Innovation, Chey had a clear vision that reaped rewards for decades. “Countries all over the world are trying to develop alternative energy after suffering from the 1970s oil cr
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