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 2021-09-14 17:43 

Korea Herald

Hyundai-LG joint battery plant breaks ground in Indonesia...

Hyundai Motor Group on Wednesday broke ground on a 10 gigawatt-hour battery cell production plant in Indonesia in cooperation with LG Energy Solution, joining the global race to secure battery cells for the future. The joint factory, set for complet...

 2021-09-14 17:25 

Korea Herald

KBS Symphony Orchestra set for 4th season...

Though the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has yet to subside, the KBS Symphony Orchestra is set for the last season of the year with international artists to join in on the performances. Tickets for the orchestra's fourth and final seas...

 2021-09-14 17:23 

Korea Herald

S. Korea to invest W2.6t in hyperconnectivity...

The South Korean government said it will invest 2.6 trillion won ($2.2 billion) by 2025 in hyperconnectivity and related technologies used in newly emerging services, such as metaverse, blockchain and cloud technology. The Ministry of Science and I...

 2021-09-14 17:21 

Korea Herald

SK Bioscience likely to secure vaccine supply deal from COVAX next year: report...

SK Bioscience is expected to secure a large-size COVID-19 vaccine supply deal from the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access Facility next year, a local brokerage firm said Wednesday. The possible deal will boost earnings of the South Korean pharmaceutica...

 2021-09-14 17:19 

Korea Herald

North Korea ups tension with ballistic missile launches...

North Korea on Wednesday fired two ballistic missiles, following on the earlier cruise missile test less than a week earlier. According to South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff, two unidentified type of missiles were fired from central inland a...

 2021-09-14 17:18 

Korea Herald

Seoul stocks up for 4th day on foreign buying...

South Korean stocks advanced for a fourth session Wednesday, supported by foreign buying, as some investors sought to digest the weak inflation data in the United States. The Korean won rose against the US dollar. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock...

 2021-09-14 17:00 

Korea Herald

[From the Scene] Korea's silent battle against urban sewage...

Everything that goes down the drain in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, a city of 1.25 million people, ends up in the Suwon Environment Affairs Agency. Every day, as much as 520,000 cubic meters of wastewater is filtered and purified at two water treatment...

 2021-09-14 16:58 

KBS World

Gyeonggi Assembly Approves Relief Payout for Top 12% Earners...

[Domestic] : The Gyeonggi Province Assembly held a plenary session Wednesday and approved a third supplementary budget that includes funds for COVID-19 relief payouts to residents who were excluded from emergency grants provided by the central government....

 2021-09-14 16:55 

Korea Herald

Seoul to invest 48.7 trillion won through 2030 to be more global and inhabitable...

Seoul city government will invest 48 trillion won ($40.8 billion) through 2030 to grow South Korea's capital into a competitive and more habitable global city. In a master plan named as "Seoul Vision 2030" unveiled Thursday, Seoul...

 2021-09-14 16:52 

Korea Herald

[Newsmaker] Google fights back, says it brings W11.9tr economic benefits to Korea...

Google, under fire in South Korea for allegedly abusing others with its market power, on Wednesday hit back at the criticism, arguing it contributed 11.9 trillion won ($10.25 billion) in economic benefits to Koreans last year. Holding an online pre...

 2021-09-14 16:38 

KBS World

KOSPI Ends Wednesday Up 0.15%...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) rose four-point-57 points, or zero-point-15 percent on Wednesday, closing the day at three-thousand-153-point-40.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ also rose, gaining five-point-05 points, or zero-poin...

 2021-09-14 16:37 

KBS World

Parliament Approves Resignation of DP Rep. Lee Nak-yon...

[Politics] : The National Assembly has approved the resignation of ruling Democratic Party(DP) lawmaker Lee Nak-yon.The agenda item was referred to Wednesday's plenary session before the start of parliamentary inspections on government offices. In a v...

 2021-09-14 16:35 

Korea Herald

Shinsegae to turn gas stations into commercial complexes...

Shinsegae Group plans to turn gas stations into commercial complexes that combine retail and mobility, the retail-focused group said Wednesday. Its property development arm, Shinsegae Property, has signed a business partnership with Koramco Energy...

 2021-09-14 16:30 

Korea Herald

S. Korea's tax chief seeks cooperation with Denmark, Hungary...

South Korea's tax chief met his counterparts in Denmark and Hungary to strengthen cooperation with the European agencies, and discuss future of electronic tax administration system in the post-pandemic era, officials said Wednesday. National T...

 2021-09-14 16:13 

KBS World

Suga Slams N. Korea's Ballistic Missile Launch...

[Politics] : Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga slammed North Korea's firing off of two ballistic missiles on Wednesday, calling it a violation of UN Security Council resolutions.In a press conference convened soon after the launch, the Japanese l...

 2021-09-14 16:12 

KBS World

Google Says It Offers 11.9 Tln Won in Yearly Benefits to S. Korean Consumers...

[Economy] : Following fines over unfair business practices, Google on Wednesday underscored how its services have benefited the local economy.During an online event, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said the streaming platform contributed nearly one-point-six t...

 2021-09-14 16:02 

Korea Herald

Seoul education office pulls back on school rebuilding project...

The Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education has decided to roll back on its school rebuilding project for nine schools in the capital, after it came under mounting pressure from parents who said it put their children's safety and education at ri...

 2021-09-14 15:44 

Korea Herald

Apple to launch iPhone 13 in S. Korea on Oct. 8...

Apple Inc. said Wednesday it will launch its new smartphone, the iPhone 13, in South Korea next month as the US tech giant aims to solidify its leadership in the premium segment. Apple on Tuesday (local time) unveiled four models of the iPhone 13 ser...

 2021-09-14 15:41 

Korea Herald

LG to launch new notebook dedicated to Naver's online learning system...

LG Electronics Inc. on Wednesday said it will launch a new online education-dedicated notebook next month in partnership with South Korea's internet portal giant Naver Corp. LG will release "Whalebook," a cloud-optimized laptop powered by N...

 2021-09-14 15:41 

KBS World

Gov't Triggers Emergency Mode as Typhoon Chanthu Approaches...

[Domestic] : The government has ordered the nation's disaster control tower to launch Level One emergency operation as Typhoon Chanthu was forecast to pour up to 80 millimeters of rain per hour of rain along the southern coast and Jeju Island.The Inte...

 2021-09-14 15:38 

KBS World

Moon Briefed on N. Korea's Ballistic Missile Tests, NSC Cmt to Convene...

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in has been briefed by National Security Adviser Suh Hoon regarding North Korea's firing of two ballistic missiles on Wednesday.Presidential spokesperson Park Kyung-mee also said the National Security Council's(NSC)...

 2021-09-14 15:37 

Korea Herald

Corporate sales improve, profit margin grows in Q2 amid pandemic...

South Korean companies saw their profitability grow in the second quarter, with their sales improving despite the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, central bank data showed Wednesday. The ratio of operating profit to sales of firms in the country rea...

 2021-09-14 15:35 

Korea Herald

Google says it offers W12tr in consumer benefits in S. Korea annually...

Google said Wednesday it offers around 12 trillion won ($10.25 billion) in economic benefits for South Korean consumers annually through its services, highlighting its presence in the country amid growing scrutiny from local regulators and politician...

 2021-09-14 15:32 

Korea Herald

Hyundai Heavy to unveil its newly developed gas carriers in Gastech 2021...

Hyundai Heavy Industries Group said Wednesday it will push to win approval of its newly developed gas carriers from global ship quality assurance and risk management companies, such as Lloyd's Register from Britain, and flag states in an upcoming exh...

 2021-09-14 15:26 

Korea Herald

Cardinals' Kim Kwang-hyun picks up 1st save of season...

Starter-turned-reliever Kim Kwang-hyun has recorded his first save of the season for the St. Louis Cardinals, helping his club move into a playoff position. The South Korean left-hander closed out the Cardinals' 7-6 victory over the New York Mets in...

 2021-09-14 15:21 

Korea Herald

Seoul stocks open higher on bargain hunting...

South Korean stocks opened higher Wednesday as bargain hunters sought oversold stocks on expectations of future price hikes. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (Kospi) rose 4.09 points, or 0.13 percent, to 3,152.92 points in the first 15...

 2021-09-14 15:15 

Korea Herald

Cheong Wa Dae to convene emergency NSC meeting on N. Korea's missile launches...

President Moon Jae-in received an immediate briefing on North Korea's firing of ballistic missiles Wednesday, according to Cheong Wa Dae. Moon received the briefing from Suh Hoon, director of national security, immediately after North Korea launched...

 2021-09-14 15:12 

Korea Herald

Most S. Korean exporters eye rising freight rates: poll...

A majority of South Korean exporting companies expect international freight rates to continue their uptrend till the first half of 2022, a poll showed Wednesday. The survey of 1,000 exporters, taken by the Federation of Korean Industries, showed 7 ou...

 2021-09-14 15:09 

Korea Herald

Moon requests China's unswerving support for Korea peace process...

South Korean President Moon Jae-in expressed hope Wednesday China will continue support for the Korea peace process while meeting with the neighboring country's visiting top diplomat. Commencing 40-minute talks with Foreign Minister Wang Yi at Cheon...

 2021-09-14 15:03 

KBS World

Moon Seeks China's Support for Peninsula Peace Process...

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in has sought China's support for the Korean peninsula peace process as he was visited by Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday.Positively assessing Beijing's role and contribution thus f...

 2021-09-14 14:54 

KBS World

NHK: Japan Believes N. Korea's Projectiles Didn't Fall in Territorial Waters...

[Politics] : A pair of unidentified projectiles launched by North Korea are not believed to have fallen within Japan's territorial waters or exclusive economic zone(EEZ).The Japan Coast Guard announced at 12:38 p.m. on Wednesday that a projectile, whi...

 2021-09-14 14:36 

The Chosun Ilbo

Gov't Promises Subsidies for Inter-Korean Projects...

The government on Tuesday announced a package of steps to boost inter-Korean cooperation and aid projects even though the North Korean regime has not expressed the slightest interest.It urged all provincial governments to think up cross-border projects th...

 2021-09-14 14:35 

The Chosun Ilbo

Is N.Korea Restarting Uranium Enrichment?...

The global atomic watchdog has detected signs that North Korea could be resuming uranium enrichment after removing the cooling units from its centrifuge facility in Yongbyon. The development was mentioned by Rafael Grossi, the director general of the Inte...

 2021-09-14 14:27 

KBS World

JCS: N. Korea Fires 2 Ballistic Missiles into East Sea...

[Politics] : North Korea fired two ballistic missiles into the East Sea from central inland areas on Wednesday, according to South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff(JCS). The JCS said South Korean and U.S. intelligence authorities are analyzing the detail...

 2021-09-14 14:15 

The Chosun Ilbo

Hyundai's Casper Subcompact Most Expensive in Class...

Hyundai started taking online pre-orders for its new subcompact SUV Casper, which is priced between W13.85 million and W18.7 million (US$1=W1,170). The Casper is made by Gwangju Global Motors, a joint venture between Hyundai and the city of Gwangju, and t...

 2021-09-14 14:04 

Korea Herald

[Exclusive] Hyundai Card drops IPO plan...

Fubon-backed Hyundai Card said Wednesday that it has "no plan" to carry out an initial public offering, despite heated market anticipation for the firm's market debut over the last two years. "We do not have a plan to carry o...

 2021-09-14 14:03 

KBS World

Food Delivery App Users to Get 10,000 Won Cashback for Every 4 Orders...

[Domestic] : Starting Wednesday, users of food delivery apps will be able to get a ten-thousand won cashback through their credit card company on every fourth order.The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs resumed the cashback program in effort...

 2021-09-14 14:02 

Korea Herald

North fires ballistic missiles into East Sea...

North Korea has launched unidentified projectiles into the East Sea, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said Wednesday. The JCS said that the North fired two ballistic missiles into the East Sea from an inland location Wednesday afternoon.&nbs...

 2021-09-14 14:02 

The Chosun Ilbo

Ulsan to Get 1st Glimpse of Full Harvest Moon...

This year's full harvest moon will rise at 6:59 p.m. on Chuseok night or Sept. 21 over Seoul, the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute said on Tuesday.It will reach its apex at 1:01 a.m. that night.According to the institute, the moon will rise...

 2021-09-14 14:02 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Ulsan reach AFC Champions League quarterfinals with shootout victory...

(ATTN: CHANGES headline; UPDATES throughout with latest result)By Yoo Jee-ho SEOUL, Sept......

 2021-09-14 13:45 

Yonhap News

(2nd LD) Chinese FM visits S. Korea for talks amid renewed N.K. tensions...

(ATTN: UPDATES headline, paras 1-2 with Wang's arrival in Korea; REPLACES photo) SE......

 2021-09-14 13:42 

The Chosun Ilbo

Over 30 Million to Travel This Chuseok Despite COVID...

Some 32.26 million people are expected to travel to their ancestral hometowns over Chuseok from Sept. 17 to 22, or 5.38 million people a day, That is about a million more people than last year. According to a survey by the Korea Transport Institute, anoth...

 2021-09-14 13:20 

Yonhap News

(4th LD) New cases under 1,500 for 2nd day; infections in capital area at peak...

(ATTN: ADDS more info in paras 6-7) SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's daily......

 2021-09-14 13:12 

The Chosun Ilbo

Actor Ha Jung-woo Fined W30 Million for Taking Propofol...

Actor Ha Jung-woo was found guilty on Tuesday of abusing Propofol, the once-fashionable knockout sleeping drug that killed American superstar Michael Jackson. The Seoul Central District Court fined the actor W30 million (US$1=W1,170). Judge Park Seol-ah s...

 2021-09-14 12:56 

Yonhap News

(5th LD) U.S. ready to help address N.K. humanitarian concerns regardless of denuclearization: envoy...

(ATTN: UPDATES with reports of press release from the U.S. State Department in paras 15-17......

 2021-09-14 12:54 

Korea Herald

US expert suggests elimination of NK chemical weapons as confidence-building step for nuke disarmament...

The elimination of North Korea's chemical weapons could serve as a confidence-building step to convince the communist nation to eventually give up its nuclear power, an American expert said Wednesday. Siegfried Hecker, a Stanford University professo...

 2021-09-14 12:53 

KBS World

Gov't Pledges to Continue Seeking Restoration of Liaison Office, Hotlines...

[Inter-Korea] : The government pledged to continue efforts to resume operations at the inter-Korean liaison office and restore cross-border hotlines, marking the office's third anniversary.An official from the Unification Ministry said on Wednesday th...

 2021-09-14 12:51 

Korea Herald

Main opposition picks 8 primary contenders in 1st 'cut-off'...

The main opposition People Power Party (PPP) on Wednesday eliminated three contenders from its primary for next year's presidential election, paving the way for the opening of long-awaited primary debates to be aired or livestreamed. The remaining e...

 2021-09-14 12:45 

KBS World

Authorities Discuss Countermeasures amid Rising COVID-19 Cases among Foreigners...

[Domestic] : Health authorities and other government ministries discussed countermeasures amid a growing number of COVID-19 cases involving foreigners.According to the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters on Wednesday, 14-point-nine pe...

 2021-09-14 12:40 

KBS World

DP, PPP Heads to Visit US...

[Politics] : The heads of the ruling Democratic Party(DP) and main opposition People Power Party(PPP) are scheduled to consecutively visit the U.S. DP Chairman Song Young-gil is set to make a six-day trip to Washington from Sunday and meet with U.S. Natio...

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