Younger Koreans Value Growth Over Equality
Koreans in their 20s and 30s are more interested in economic growth than social justice, according to a recent poll by the Ministry of Economy and Finance. The ministry found to its dismay that 42 percent of respondents wanted a society that values growth more than income distribution, whereas only 27 percent answered the other way round.
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NATIONAL/POLITICS
Korea's Blood Reserves Fall to Alarming Levels
Korea only managed to collect optimum blood reserves on 97 days in 2018, falling below 100 for the first time ever, according to Korean Red Cross data. Korea secured enough blood to last 6.5 days in early 2014, but that fell to 4.1 days this year.
NORTH KOREA
N.Korea Only Kept 1 Promise to S.Korea
The inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang a year ago resulted in 17 agreements between the two sides, but North Korea has lived up to just a single one, which was a ground-breaking ceremony to reconnect railways and roads severed by the Korean War.
BUSINESS
OECD Slashes Growth Forecast for Korea Again
The OECD on Thursday slashed its growth forecast for Korea for this year by 0.3 percentage points to 2.1 percent amid a slowdown in global trade. The forecast is even lower than the government's projection of 2.4-2.5 percent.