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[Guest Film Review] "Ditto"

2016/10/23 | | Permalink

Yoon So-eun is a student at Seoul university and is in love with a co-student, Dong-hee. In her efforts to approach him, she shows a fake interest to attend a lesson regarding wireless radios, ending with her, actually owning one. A few days later, she listens to someone trying to communicate and she decides to answer. On the other line of the wireless is another student of the same university, Ji In. The two of them start talking on a regular basis and they end up becoming friends. She talks to him about her love for Dong-hee and Kim  Min-joo, her best friend, and he for a girl who does not leave him alone, Hyeon-ji...More

Top 10 Conglomerates Take Up 55% of Stock Market

Source | 2016/10/23 | | Permalink

The market capitalization of the nation's top 10 conglomerates has now surpassed 55 percent of the entire stock market.

According to the Korea Exchange on Monday, the total market cap of the top 10 conglomerates stood at W714.3 trillion (US$1=W1,141)...More

Number of Part-Time Workers Rises to 5-Year High

Source | 2016/10/23 | | Permalink

The number of part-time workers who work less than 17 hours a week has reached the highest level in five years.

According to Statistics Korea on Monday, 1.34 million people worked between one and 17 hours a week in the third quarter, up 91,000 workers compared to the same period last year. It was the highest quarterly figure since the third quarter of 2011...More

1 in 3 Unemployed Has University Degree

Source | 2016/10/23 | | Permalink

Jobseekers read a bulletin at a job fair in Seoul on Monday. /Newsis

One-third of Korea's unemployed people are university graduates, according to the latest government figures.

Statistics Korea on Monday said the total number of unemployed people in the country stood at 985,000 as of the third quarter of this year, and a record 32 percent of them or 315,000 were university graduates...More

Koreans 'Take in Most Calories from Alcohol in the World'

Source | 2016/10/23 | | Permalink

Koreans have the highest calorie intake from alcoholic drinks among 24 countries, a recent study shows.

Quoting the study by market researcher Euromonitor International, the Guardian on Monday said, "The highest calorie intake from alcohol is in [Korea], with nearly 168 calories a person each day"...More

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