Category: National

Payments of disaster relief money begin Monday

SEOUL,  South Korea on Monday began paying out emergency disaster relief funds totaling 14.3 trillion won (US$11.65 billion) to all households to cope with the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak. The government plans to...

South Korea to Provide Coronavirus Test Kits to US

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – South Korea, which has been among the best in the world at coronavirus testing, has agreed to provide the United States with badly needed test kits. Seoul says U.S. President Donald Trump...

Moon to share S. Korea’s coronavirus experience in G-20 summit

SEOUL,  South Korean President Moon Jae-in will brief other global leaders on his country’s “effective” response to the novel coronavirus when they hold a special teleconference this week, Cheong Wa Dae said Wednesday. The Group...

Solvay Silica CEO to lead lobby group for foreign firms

By: Park Si-soo Kim Jin-chul, president of Solvay Silica Korea, was named chairman of the Foreign Company Association (FORCA) that represents nearly 1,000 Korean units of multinational companies, the association said Wednesday. His appointment was...

[ed] No to casinos for locals

Oceans and Fisheries Minister Yoo Ki-june created a stir last week by unveiling a plan to allow a floating casino that would open its doors to Koreans. In a press briefing Thursday, Minister Yoo said...