Friday, September 14th, 2018

 

Recreational Start-ups Benefit from Shorter Working Week

Korea’s changing work landscape has wrought some notable changes in the world of small businesses, with recreational start-ups enjoying a boom as working hours are reduced while convenience stores have trouble paying the rising minimum wage. According to KB Kookmin Card, 799 recreational or hobby-re… Source: Culture


Kids Put in Showbiz Mills as Soon as They Can Walk

More and more Korean parents are putting their children into showbiz schools as soon as they can walk as prospects in traditional jobs dwindle and K-pop looks like the country’s only growth industry. The craze has been given a boost by Bangtan Boys, also known as BTS, making it to the top of the U.S… Source: Culture


U.S. Foreign-born Population Swells to Highest in Over a Century

The number of foreign-born people in the United States grew last year to its highest share in over a century, according to Census Bureau data published on Thursday.The increase took the number of foreign-born residents to 44.5 million in 2017, up 1.8 percent from a year earlier.The administration ha… Source: Culture


Trump Tells Aides to Proceed with More Tariffs on Chinese Goods

U.S. media reports said Friday that President Donald Trump has instructed aides to proceed with tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese products.Citing sources familiar with the matter, Bloomberg and Reuters said the president wanted to move forward with the additional duties even though Treasury Se… Source: Culture


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Shinhan Bank, EBRD cooperate on trade finance

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Yonhap) — Shinhan Bank, one of the major commercial lenders in South Korea, has become a confirming bank for a trade program run by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the EBRD said Friday. The cooperatio Source: Money


Hankook Tire signs partnership deal with Italian football club Napoli

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Yonhap) — Hankook Tire Manufacturing Co., the world’s seventh-largest tiremaker by sales, said Friday that its Italian unit has signed a partnership agreement with popular Italian football club S.S.C. Napoli in the latest move to boos Source: Money


S. Korean Bond Yields on Sept. 14, 2018

Today (%) Previous Session(%) Change (BP) 1-year TB 1.797 1.771 +2.6 3-year TB 1.960 1.921 +3.9 10-year TB 2.309 2.262 +4.7 Source: Money


(LEAD) MERS has little effect on number of people visiting hospitals

(ATTN: CORRECTS details in 8th para) SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Yonhap) — The number of people visiting Seoul hospitals that treat people with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) has not fallen much, official data showed Friday. A 61-year-old man w Source: Money


21 people in close contact with MERS patient test negative

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Yonhap) — All 21 people who came into close contact with a Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) patient tested negative for the disease, health authorities said Friday. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC Source: Money