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Coex to host more international conferences
Jan 28, 2011
The success of the G20 Seoul Summit has helped boost Coex Convention and Exhibition Center to new heights as it hosts a wide variety of international conferences.On January 23, Coex announced that it will host a congress of the FDI World Dental Federation in August of 2013, an ev...

Twitter opens Korean-language service
Jan 27, 2011
The popular microblogging and social networking service Twitter launched Korean language service on January 19, in an attempt to further expand into the Korean market. Twitter is now available in seven different languages, including Korean, English, Spanish, French, ...

Incheon to introduce new investment immigration system
Jan 26, 2011
Incheon Metropolitan City is planning to introduce a new real estate investment immigration system this year.Under the proposed system, non-Koreans who invest in properties in the city's Free Economic Zone will be eligible for permanent residency in Korea.By introducing the new s...

Korea ranked highly in IT competiveness
Jan 18, 2011
Korean information technology ranked in the top ten among G20 countries, along with the United States, the United Kingdom and Japan, according to a report released by Korea’s National IT Industry Promotion Agency on January 12.The report was based on index sources, including the ...

Korea and Belgium agree to expand air cargo services
Jan 13, 2011
Incheon-Brussels air cargo transport is expected to increase soon, thanks to an agreement between the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs and its Belgian counterpart to expand air cargo services between and beyond their respective territories, potentially doubling th...

Seoul International 3D Fair starts on January 13
Jan 11, 2011
The Korea Economic Daily will host the Seoul International 3D Fair, the first technology-related exhibition of its kind to be held in Korea, from January 13-16. The fair is organized under the auspices of the Seoul Metropolitan Government, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tour...

Korea's shipbuilding industry takes on new challenges
Jan 10, 2011
After suffering briefly from the worldwide recession, experts have expressed optimism that the Korean shipbuilding industry will rise again in the New Year.According to forecasts, local shipbuilders will have a better year this year than last and secure an advantageous position i...

The era of 'smart life' dawns in Korea
Jan 07, 2011
Since smartphones first began storming the Korean market early last year, the so-called "smart life" has dominated Korean society. Seemingly every possible product, from phones to TVs to a whole range of electronic goods, has been labeled "smart" and had its features enhanced.The...

Korea's overseas construction projects exceed $71 billi...
Jan 03, 2011
The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs announced on December 30 that Korean construction companies have bid on $71.57 billion worth of overseas projects. This is a record high and a 45.6 percent increase over last year's $49.1 billion, according to the ministry. In ...

G20 Seoul Summit chosen as most important news of the y...
Dec 22, 2010
CEOs of major Korean corporations chose the G20 Seoul Summit as the most important piece of economic news of the year.According to a survey by the Samsung Economic Research Institute, 22.8 percent of respondents chose the G20 Seoul Summit as most important news item in 2010. Over...