Household Debt at New Record High
The amount of household debt has reached yet another record at W1,060 trillion as of the end of September this year. Household debt has been scaling new heights quarter after quarter, mainly because of a marked increase in home loans thanks to the easing of regulations on home purchases and low interest rates. >> Full Text

Egyptian Telecom Earns $500 Million in N.Korea
Orascom Telecom Media and Technology of Egypt has earned more than US$500 million from its mobile phone business in North Korea. The cash balance of Koryolink, the North Korean cellular network operator in which Orascom owns a 75 percent stake, increased from $510 million in late June to $540 million in late September. >> Full Text

'Roaring Currents' to Open in China on Nanjing Massacre Day
Chinese officials have pushed back the release in China of the Korean costume epic "Roaring Currents" to Dec. 12, the anniversary of the Nanjing massacre by Japanese soldiers during World War II. The film will open at 3,000 theaters across China. >> Full Text

Women take a walk at Haneul Park in Seoul on Wednesday.

Visitors pose with cartoon paintings at a design festival at COEX in Seoul on Wednesday. /Newsis

Actress Park Shin-hye smiles at a press event for her new film in Seoul on Wednesday.

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