Daily Archive: January 9, 2022

Daily infections below 4,000 for 3rd day amid omicron woes

SEOUL– South Korea’s daily coronavirus cases stayed below 4,000 for the third straight day Sunday as the country maintained tightened distancing curbs amid concerns over the spread of the omicron virus variant.The country added 3,376 new COVID-19 infe…

Mother of late student activist dies at 82

GWANGJU– Bae Eun-sim, the mother of a late student activist whose death became a symbol of South Korea’s pro-democracy movement in 1987, died Sunday. She was 82.Bae had been hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction last Monday, and was discharged …

Hyundai set to sell over 3 mln eco-friendly cars in H1

SEOUL– Hyundai Motor Group is expected to achieve 3 million units in accumulated environment-friendly vehicle sales in the first half, driven by new models, industry sources said Sunday.The South Korean automotive group, which has Hyundai Motor Co. an…

Seoul bourse to provide capital market info in English

SEOUL– South Korea’s bourse operator said Sunday that it will launch a domestic capital market information portal in English this week to provide more information to foreign investors.The service, dubbed Market Data System, will be provided through th…

S. Korean economy faces heightened downside risks: KDI

SEOUL– The South Korean economy faces heightened downside risks, as the country has tightened antivirus measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 cases and the global economic recovery has slowed down, a state-run think tank said Sunday.Since December, …

S. Korea’s kimchi exports hit new high in 2021

SEOUL– South Korea’s exports of kimchi hit an all-time high last year thanks to its growing popularity, data showed Sunday.Outbound shipments of the spicy Korean traditional side dish came to a record US$159.9 million in 2021, resulting in a trade sur…

Kia Tigers sign ex-MLB pitcher Sean Nolin

SEOUL– The Kia Tigers signed former major league pitcher Sean Nolin on Sunday, filling up their foreign player quota for 2022 with three new faces.The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) club said Nolin has agreed to a one-year deal worth up to US$900,0…