Seoul's Vital Statistics at a Glance
An average of 230 babies were born and 115 people died every day in Seoul last year. The average age of Seoul citizens in 2013 was 39.7. The population in education aged six to 21 dropped by about 300,000 from 1.94 million or 19 percent of the population of Seoul in 2008 to 1.69 million or 16.7 percent last year. >> Full Text

Tourism Spurs Duty-Free Shop Boom
Big conglomerates will open several more duty-free shops in Seoul next year as record numbers of Chinese tourist continue to pour into the country. The government has decided to license at least two new duty-free shop operators in Seoul to meet burgeoning demand. >> Full Text

Foreign Airlines Cagey About Fuel Surcharges
Foreign airlines stand accused of stinging their passengers for excessive fuel surcharges even though international oil prices are plummeting. Flag carriers Korean Air and Asiana Airlines slashed the fuel surcharges on international flights by up to 40 percent compared to the beginning of this year. >> Full Text

Models pose at a hair trend show in Seoul on Tuesday. /Newsis

Shoppers try on hands-free headset hats in a department store in Busan on Tuesday. /Newsis

Actress Go A-ra smiles after being appointed promotional ambassador for Seoul at the City Hall in the capital on Tuesday. /News 1

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