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Korea to help build Myanmar road network
Feb 19, 2016
The Burmese government plans to build expressways and roads over the next 20 years based on a master plan for Myanmar's national road network, put together by a consortium of Korean enterprises with funding from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). Myanmar currentl...

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Hanji hits Frankfurt fair
Feb 03, 2016
Hanji, Korea's traditional hand-made mulberry paper, was on exhibit for European audiences in Germany this year for the third consecutive year. The Korea Crafts & Design Foundation (KCDF) participated in Paperworld Frankfurt 2016 from Jan. 30 to Feb. 2. The exhibition...

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TICKs to replace BRICs in emerging market indices
Feb 02, 2016
A smartphone flashes on the screen at a Samsung showroom. "The BRICs are dead. Long live the TICKs." On Jan. 28, the Financial Times reported that the quartet of Brazil, Russia, India and China that made up the BRIC index of emerging markets is being replaced by t...

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Black Yak wins most awards at global outdoor sports exh...
Feb 02, 2016
Black Yak products are on display at the ISPO, one of the world's largest outdoor sports business exhibitions that opened in Munich, Germany, on Jan. 24. There is a wind- and water-proof jacket made from a special fabric 15 times stronger than steel. There's also a jacket ...

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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...