Friday, July 20, 2018
A traditional market in Seoul is crowded with hungry diners. (Korea.net DB) By Lee Yoonseo and Kim Young Shin  The Consumer Composite Sentiment Index (CCSI) rebounded in May after six months thanks to improved relations between South and North Korea after the Inter-Korean Summit...
Authorities from Korea and South America pose for a photo during trade negotiations. From left are Uruguayan Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa, Paraguayan Foreign Minister Eladio Loizaga, Korean Minister for Trade Kim Hyun-chong, Brazilian Foreign Minister Aloysia Nunes Ferreira,...
Visitors look at the goods on display at the 2018 Korea Brand & Entertainment Expo, in Moscow on May 14. By Park Hye Ri and Yoon Sojung Photos = KOTRA The very first Korean exhibition took place in Moscow on May 14 and 15. Russia is...
Korea filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) over the U.S.'s safeguard tariffs on washing machines and solar energy products, the trade ministry announced on May 14. (Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy) By Kim Tae Won and Lee Hana On May...
The IMF forecasts on April 17 that Korea’s GDP growth rate for 2018 and 2019 will be 3.0 and 2.9 percent, respectively. (Korea.net DB) By Park Gil-ja and Hahm Hee-eun The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has predicted that the Korean economy will grow by...
A volunteer for the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) teaches elementary students about sanitation and hygiene, in Cambodia in December 2017. (KOICA) By Kim Eun-young and Sohn JiAe  Official developmental assistance (ODA) aid that Korea gave last year to developing countries has totaled USD...
Yang Gwon Mo, a general manager from the Gwangju Call Center, and a representative from the Vietnamese Social Security (VSS) bureau gather during a workshop about how to run a call center, in Korea on April 10. (Korea Workers’...
The World Trade Organization (WTO) appointed Kwon Hyouk-woo, the head of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea in Geneva, as the chairperson of the WTO Safeguard Committee on March 26. (World Trade Organization) By Kim Tae Won and Hahm Hee-eun The World...
Trade Minister Kim Hyun-chong (third from left) joins hands with ministers from five Central American countries at the Korea-Central America Free Trade Agreements (FTA) signing ceremony at the Lotte Hotel in Seoul on February 21. (Ministry of Trade, Industry...
As President Moon Jae-in visits Vietnam, the Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Paik Ungyu (right) and Vietnam’s Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh sign a memorandum of understanding covering bilateral trade that’s expected to be worth...
Swiss National Bank Chairman Thomas Jordan (left) and Bank of Korea Governor Lee Juyeol shake hands after signing a bilateral currency swap agreement, in Zurich on Feb. 20. By Kim Eun-young and Lee Hana Korea and Switzerland have signed a bilateral currency swap agreement...
Trade Minister Kim Hyun-chong (third from left) joins hands with ministers from five Central American countries at the Korea-Central America Free Trade Agreements (FTA) signing ceremony at the Lotte Hotel in Seoul on February 21. (Ministry of Trade, Industry...

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