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Sharp rise in samgyetang exports
Jan 28, 2016
International students enjoy a bowl of samgyetang, or ginseng chicken soup. Korea's exports of the dish more than doubled last year, and samgyetang exports are projected to continue growing in the coming years. Korea’s overall exports of samgyetang, or ginseng chicken soup, ros...

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Korean cosmetics capture consumers worldwide
Jan 27, 2016
Visitors to Missha’s newly-opened shop in Barcelona, Spain, last October look around and to try the cosmetics on offer there. Reflecting the strong interest in Korean cosmetics that exists among Spanish consumers, the shop is crowded with shoppers. Korean skincare products and ...

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Korean kitchenware goes local to win success
Jan 26, 2016
Poong Nyun’s diamond-coated frying pans are 26 centimeters in diameter, the ideal size to make naan. This product has won favorable responses from Indian customers. Korean kitchenware has recently been winning popularity in markets around the world. This is thanks to companies'...

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Myeoncheon Dugyeonju brings taste, fragrance of azaleas
Jan 22, 2016
Dugyeonju, a liquor made from azaleas, is a local delicacy that represents the town of Myeoncheon-myeon in Dangjin-gun County, Chungcheongnam-do Province. In the spring, pink azaleas bloom forth all across the country. Azaleas hold a special place in the heart of the Korean pe...

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Hyundai-Kia ranks fourth in green car sales
Jan 21, 2016
Hyundai Motor Co. and its smaller affiliate Kia Motors have together ranked fourth in the world in sales of environmentally friendly vehicles. The conjoined automobile makers sold a total of 73,746 eco-friendly cars last year, including 64,533 hybrids, 8,712 electric veh...

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Korean strawberries to be exported to Vietnam
Jan 20, 2016
Starting soon, Korean strawberries will be able to be enjoyed in Vietnam. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs announced on Jan. 19 that the quarantine agencies of Korea and Vietnam have concluded an agreement on food hygiene and reserve standards, allowing Ko...

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Korea Rail Network to oversee Indian railway constructi...
Jan 20, 2016
The Korea Rail Network Authority and construction firms from Spain, Italy and India signed a contract with India's Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation on Jan. 15. They will be overseeing the construction of a new track in the city of Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, India. On Jan...

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Materials, parts trade surplus tops USD 100 bil., 2nd y...
Jan 19, 2016
Korea recorded a trade surplus of over USD 100 billion in the materials and parts sector for the second year in a row. The country began to record trade surpluses in the sector in 1997. According to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy’s report on the materials...

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Korea to build world’s largest geothermal power plant i...
Jan 18, 2016
The Sarulla Geothermal Power Plant, currently being built by Hyundai Engineering & Construction, is expected to help Indonesia solve its problems with its power supply. In Indonesia's northern Sumatra, the world’s single largest geothermal power plant is being built with Ko...

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Korean skincare, cosmetics exports hit USD 2.6 bil.
Jan 14, 2016
Last year, Korean cosmetics exports were the highest ever, at USD 2.6 billion. The above photo shows tourists shopping for Korean cosmetics and makeup at a duty free shop in Seoul.Less than 20 years ago, a list of some of the most wanted gifts by many beauty aficionados included ...