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Korea tops connectivity, e-trade lists
Jul 21, 2014
Korea has recently been assessed as having the most developed international trading environment and Internet environment among the Group of Twenty (G20) economies, according to the “e-Trade Readiness Index,” published on July 15 by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), a researc...

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Korea marks 10th anniversary of gas, oil production
Jul 17, 2014
Korea has been producing natural gas and oil for ten years now. The country first discovered a commercially viable gas field in 1998, in Block 6-1, named Donghae-1, in the East Sea. Six years later, the production of commercially-viable natural gas and oil begun, in July 2004, he...

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Small home appliances chosen by consumers & professiona...
Jul 15, 2014
What are the best small home appliances in Korea? A number of innovative products designed to greatly enhance convenience were selected at the 2014 Best Small Appliance Contest held by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy last month: Homelec's Cordless Massager, Cuckoo Elec...

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LG Display unveils flexible, transparent OLED displays
Jul 14, 2014
A display panel is rolled up like paper. It is also as transparent as glass. This is not a scene from a movie any more. In a world-first, LG Display has unveiled both an 18-inch flexible Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) panel and an 18-inch transparent OLED panel, on July 10. ...

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Young Toys' transforming robot Tobot popular among kids
Jul 11, 2014
A transforming robot called "Tobot" is enjoying huge popularity among children in Korea. A three-dimensional animated series called "Tobot" is also one of the most popular TV programs here. Young Toys created the series and started manufacturing and distributing the related toys....

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Saudi hospital adopts Korean IT
Jul 09, 2014
Saudi Arabia will introduce a Korean-made hospital IT system dubbed Hospital Information Service (HIS). A local consortium comprising Seoul National University Bundang Hospital and SK Telecom recently signed a contract in which the two, over the next two years, will build a KRW 6...

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Korean firms top in smartphone patent applications
Jun 27, 2014
Korea’s two largest makers of high-tech -- Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics -- have made the most patent applications in the world in the fields of mobile phones and semiconductors, a report announced on June 23. Samsung also secured the largest number of patent application...

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Evolution of noodles: naengmyeon, bibimmyeon
Jun 24, 2014
Hot, humid summer days make everyone exhausted. So people look for special summer treats, dishes that can stimulate their lost appetite and make them feel refreshed, all while avoiding the heat. Some of the more popular summer menu items in this regard are noodle dishes that are ...

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The power of Korean builders, civil engineers
Jun 18, 2014
Hanwha Engineering & Construction (Hanwha E&C) completed the Philippine Arena in Manila, the Philippine capital, late last month. It is a multi-purpose indoor arena built across 74,000 square meters of land. Its dome alone spans 45,948 square meters. It can accommodate up...

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Moody's: Korea's economic fundamentals remain strong
Jun 16, 2014
Moody's Investors Service has given a positive review of the Korean economy. In its report, "Korea: Economic Growth Fundamentals Remain Strong, Despite Challenges," issued June 9, the bond credit rating company said the Korean economy has been on its way to a recovery since 2012....