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Korea leads city construction in Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Mar 03, 2016
A suburban development project modeled on Korean apartment communities has taken off in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announced on March 1 that the Korean consortium Sunjin-Pyunghwa Engineering had landed a contract to plan the co...


Korean instant noodle wave hits food lovers worldwide
Feb 24, 2016
From Jungfrau Peak atop the Alps to Punta Arenas at the southernmost point of Chile, it's possible to enjoy one signature Korean dish. Can you guess what it is? The answer is Korean instant noodles. Called the “snack of the nation,” Korean instant noodles, or ramyeon, are...


Korean retailers win over Vietnamese shoppers
Feb 24, 2016
Korean retailers, bakeries and home shopping channels have recently been winning more and more favorable responses from their Vietnamese customers. Korean retailers win popularity in Vietnam as they reflect the interests and preferences of local customers. The stores have diff...


Driverless cars soon to hit Korean expressways
Feb 19, 2016
Hyundai's driverless car swerves around another vehicle stopped on the road during a test drive last November. Autonomous cars that can drive without a person holding the steering wheel are scheduled to hit Korean expressways at the end of the month. The specially regis...


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...


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...


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...


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 ...


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...


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 ...