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Seniority Moment
29 August 2014 - 1:59pm
The Board of Audit and Inspection of Korea (BAI) recently announced that the Korea Resource Corporation (KORES) has gone at least 200 billion won into debt from a resource development project in...
Spatial Information Industry
7 July 2014 - 4:59pm
The Korean government has been making efforts to develop the geospatial information industry as a key growth engine of the Korean economy since the National Geospatial Information Symposium held in...
His Excellency Torbjørn Holthe, Norwegian Ambassador to South Korea.
Long-time Friends
30 June 2014 - 2:29pm
May 17 was Constitution Day for Norway, the country’s national holiday. In commemoration of this yearly event, BusinessKorea sat down with His Excellency Torbjørn Holthe, Norwegian Ambassador to...
Placard explaining Samsung SDI's unfair handling of industrial accident victims. The victims expect Samsung SDI to apologize and provide due compensation.
Casualties of Technology
16 June 2014 - 8:09pm
Despite the efforts Samsung Electronics is making to help the victims of leukemia with official apologies and plans for compensation, more cases of leukemia-stricken factory workers are floating to...
Anthony Wong, CEO of Chokwang Jotun.
10 June 2014 - 6:06pm
“In the late 1970s, Korea was a tough market to enter, but thanks to a few European customers who specified JOTUN paints, we had some success. Paint was imported from JOTUN Singapore. But without...
Oh Jae-yoon, president of Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Development Corporation.
Provincial Development
7 May 2014 - 4:04pm
The Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Development Corporation (JPDC) was established in 1995 to contribute to the development of regional society and promote the welfare of residents by creating...
Kim Sun-woo, vice governor of Jeju Special Self-governing Province for Economy & Environment.
Interview with Vice Governor
7 May 2014 - 3:56pm
Jeju is moving ahead with both the Carbon-free Island and Global Environmental Capital Projects, chasing two hares at once. The idea is to boost its attraction by turning itself into the global hub...
Lee Jong-gap, chairman of the Korean Venture Capital Association.
Still Long Way to Go
6 May 2014 - 5:16pm
Lee Jong-gap is the chairman of the Korea Venture Capital Association, a 25-year-old organization representing over 89 venture capital companies in Korea. The organization aims to promote a better...
Nam Min-woo, chairman of the Korea Venture Business Association.
Reinforced Venturing Environment
6 May 2014 - 4:56pm
The Korea Venture Business Association (KVBA) has been there for venture capitalists and entrepreneurs through good times and bad for the past 15 years. Its role is growing more vital amid the...
Han Jung-hwa, administrator of the SMBA.
Interview with SMBA Administrator
6 May 2014 - 4:42pm
The Park Geun-hye administration announced its so-called May 15 Plan for the realization of the creative economy through the promotion of venture firms and startups a year ago. During the past year,...
Devsisters Trio: from left, Lee Ji-hoon, Founder & CEO; Brave Cookie; and Kim Jong-heun, CEO.
Kakao Game Success Story
21 April 2014 - 4:29pm
Half of all Korean smartphone users have played the game Cookie Run, which grossed over 62 billion won (US$58.9 million) 9 months after it debuted in April 2013. In the game, a gingerbread man runs...
Minister Shin Won-sop (left) and Zulkifli Hasan, minister of forestry of Indonesia (right) shake hands to boost eco-tourism on July 4, 2013 in Hambalang, near Jakarta, Indonesia.
Evangelist of Happiness
21 April 2014 - 3:09pm
As the new concept of forest welfare is emerging, the Korea Forest Service (KFS) is ironing out various programs for the development of leisure culture and welfare services for the public, while...


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