Poor Labor Relations Hurt Korea's Competitiveness
Korea came 26th out of 138 nations in global competitiveness rankings published by the World Economic Forum on Wednesday. Korea rose to 11th place in 2007 but dropped to 26th in 2014 and seems marooned there. The main reason was a low labor competitiveness.
Industrial Espionage Rampant
No Cancelation Fees for Fliers Who Cancel Early
Divorce Among Elderly Couples Hits Record
Tourists Pick N Seoul Tower as Top Sightseeing Spot
12-Year Sentence Confirmed for Attacker of U.S. Ambassador
Lotte to Host Charity Bazaar for Earthquake Victims
NATIONAL/POLITICS
Less Than Half of Enlisted Soldiers Consider N.Korea the Enemy
A majority of professional military officers staunchly think of North Korea as the enemy, but among their conscripted men the proportion is less than half. Hankook Research polled 1,620 officers and 1,928 enlisted servicemen for the institute last year.
NORTH KOREA
N.Korean Math Whiz Arrives in Seoul
A North Korean math whiz who sought refuge in the South Korean Consulate General in Hong Kong in July has arrived in South Korea, Hong Kong media reported Tuesday. Ri Jong-yol, 18, left Hong Kong last Saturday and arrived in Seoul the same day.
BUSINESS
Hundreds of Teenagers Listed as Company Chiefs
Some 206 individuals under 18 are registered as heads of companies, apparently as a tax dodge by parents who mostly run real estate businesses. The data from the National Health Insurance Service were published by Minjoo Party lawmaker Park Kwang-on.