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Seoul Motor Show to be held in late March
Mar 05, 2013
The upcoming biennial Seoul Motor Show 2013 to be held in late March will be the biggest motor show the city has held ever. The motor show will run for ten days from March 29 to April 7 with great fanfare in Goyang, Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province) under the slogan “With nature, f...


Korea, Colombia officially sign FTA
Feb 27, 2013
Korea and Colombia signed a bilateral free trade agreement, opening a new era of trade for both countries on February 21. The resource-rich Colombia is the tenth nation Korea has signed an FTA with and the third in South America, while Korea is the first Asian country to ink such...


'Korea, world’s second-most innovative country'
Feb 14, 2013
Korea is the second-most innovative country in the world according to Bloomberg Businessweek. In its annual Global Innovative Index, a list of the 50 most innovative countries, Korea gave away the top spot to the U.S. Korea ranks second out of 50 countries on Bloomberg’s annual...


Korea records highest ever current account surplus
Feb 08, 2013
Korea posted the highest ever current account surplus in 2012, despite difficult economic conditions around the world, as the Korean wave and overseas construction projects helped generate a surplus in the country’s service account for the first time in 14 years. According to a r...


Korea ranks first in ship orders for second year
Jan 22, 2013
Despite a slow economy and lower demand for new ships, Korea's shipbuilding orders topped the world for the second consecutive year in 2012 in terms of both volume and monetary value. According to the Ministry of Knowledge Economy (MKE) and the Korea Shipbuilders' Association (KO...


World's first underground thermal power plant to be bui...
Jan 07, 2013
A large underground thermal power plant will be built in Korea for the first time in the world. According to Korea Midland Power (KOMIPO), Seoul Thermoelectric Power Plant in Mapo District, western Seoul, will be retired in 2017 and remodeled into a cultural and sports complex in...


Korea to become eighth biggest trading partner
Dec 03, 2012
Korea is highly likely to become the world's eighth biggest trading partner, a government report said recently. The country's annual trade volume is projected to exceed USD one trillion this year for the second time. "Korea's exports have stagnated a little this year due to worse...


Korea’s medical tourism only gets better
Nov 30, 2012
The Korea International Medical Tourism Convention 2012 (KIMTC 2012) was held for three days starting on October 8 at KINTEX in Ilsan. Marking its fifth year, more than 100 overseas agencies from 16 countries visited the convention which offered over 50 booths consisting of clini...


Services account surplus expected this year due to K-po...
Nov 22, 2012
The growing influence of K-pop coupled with the huge success of Psy's "Gangnam Style" seems to have helped push Korea's services account into the black. Korea's services account, which shows the difference between a nation's total exports and imports of services, has almost alway...


Korea lifts hurdle for opening casinos
Sep 24, 2012
Foreign investors will now face fewer hurdles to open new casinos in Korea. A recent revision of an ordinance for free economic zone (FEZ) special laws lifted a major hurdle for foreign investment in opening a foreigners-only casino in the country's FEZs. On September 18, the Min...