About 520,000 people believed to have used money from loan sharks in 2017

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Yonhap) — About 520,000 people, or 1.3 percent of South Korea’s population, were believed to have borrowed money from loan sharks last year, a survey showed Tuesday. They borrowed an estimated 6.8 trillion won (US$6 billion) from Source: Money

S. Koreans' foreign securities holdings rise in Q3

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Yonhap) — Holdings of foreign securities by South Koreans grew in the third quarter of this year, data showed Tuesday. Local investors’ holdings of overseas stocks and bonds stood at US$37.6 billion as of the end of September, up 6 Source: Money

Samsung to host Bixby developers' conference in Nov.

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Yonhap) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday it will host a developers’ conference for its artificial-intelligence (AI) system Bixby in November, seeking to expand its ecosystem. The South Korean tech giant said it will hold the Source: Money

S. Korea strengthens bird flu quarantine efforts ahead of winter

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s agriculture ministry vowed Tuesday to step up quarantine measures against bird flu as about 40,000 migratory birds have flocked here. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said it has heightene Source: Money

Refiners' exports hit record high in Q3

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Yonhap) — Exports of oil and related goods by South Korean refiners reached an all-time quarterly high in the third quarter on strong demand and higher oil prices, industry data showed Tuesday. The four oil refiners in South Korea Source: Money

Online malls planning big sales for November

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Yonhap) — Online shopping malls are planning big sales for November, a month that used to be a slow season but is turning out record sales from discounts, industry officials said Tuesday. EBay Korea racked up sales in November last Source: Money

Cape Town, South Africa's Solar Productions Photographs & Videos Website For Autumn Launch

Cape Town, South Africa’s Solar Productions Photographs & Videos Website For Autumn Launch Cape Town, South Africa’s Solar Productions Photographs & Videos Website For Autumn Launch Cape Town, South Africa is home to Solar Productions website and has launched. The production company and location partnership supplies beautiful backdrops to photographic stills and videos. October 23, 2018 ( datsyn.com) – Cape Town’s Solar Productions website has launched, providing this season with the place for exciting backdrops, making for vivid video reels and thrilling photographic stills. On the coast of South Africa,Read More

N.Korea Has Landed Another Photo Op with Trump

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said last week that he hopes to meet his North Korean counterpart “in the next week and a half or so” and added the two sides are “working on finding dates and times and places that will work” for U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to … Source: Culture

Jobs at Tokyo Embassy Find No Takers

The Foreign Ministry has failed to fill several vacancies at the embassy in Tokyo because nobody applied, leading to a fresh round of recruitment.The ministry is looking for three section chiefs to start work at the embassy early next year, but nobody applied and the ministry had to announce the vac… Source: Culture

Moon Remains Optimistic About Progress on N.Korea

President Moon Jae-in has told his staff not to worry that his hopes for a visit to Seoul by North Korea leader Kim Jong-un are being delayed. Moon had hoped that Kim would visit before the end of the year and the U.S. and North Korea formally declare an end to the Korean War before Kim’s visit.But … Source: Culture