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News by Country: Korea

28 July 2020

Korea

·     COVID-19 fallout in culture, sports, tourism sectors tops 7 tln won: gov’t (Yonhap News, 27 July 2020) 

·     Moon calls for all-out measures for recovery of S. Korea’s recession-hit economy (Yonhap News, 27 July 2020) 

·     Estimated 1.66 million young S. Koreans unemployed (Hani, 23 July 2020) 

·     S. Korea to raise tax rate on highest income bracket from 42% to 45% (Hani, 23 July 2020) 

·     Major trade union vetoes key deal to counter COVID-19 pandemic (Yonhap News, 23 July 2020) 

·     S. Korea’s economy shrinks 2.9 pct in Q2, worst since 1997 financial crisis (Yonhap News, 23 July 2020) 

·     Producer price growth at near 2-year high in June on oil prices (Yonhap News, 21 July 2020) 

·     S. Korea’s household debt highest in world in comparison with GDP (Yonhap News, 20 July 2020)

·     Three-fourths of Korean big firms use flextime amid coronavirus (Yonhap News, 20 July 2020) 

·     Companies still abuse subcontractor employees despite Supreme Court ruling 10 years ago (Hankyoreh, 20 July 2020) 

·     IBs maintain steady growth outlook for S. Korea (Yonhap News, 19 July 2020) 

·     Local governments pushing to hand out additional pandemic relief money (Yonhap News, 18 July 2020) 

·     Moon urges prudent approach on levying more capital gains taxes on stock investors (Yonhap News, 17 July 2020) 

·     Consumption shows signs of rebound, but export slump continues: finance ministry (Yonhap News, 17 July 2020) 

·     BOK keeps rate steady, warns of sharper-than-expected contraction (Yonhap News, 16 July 2020) 

·     S. Korea to invest 73.4 tln won in green projects as part of ‘New Deal’ scheme (Yonhap News, 16 July 2020) 

·     6 months after virus outbreak, S. Korean economy gears up for big jump (Yonghap News, 16 July 2020) 

·     Moon, 7 other leaders call for equal global access to COVID-19 vaccine (Yonhap News, 16 July 2020) 

·     Minimum Wage Pushed Aside: The Paradox of a Moon Government Seeking Income-Driven Growth (KHAN, 15 July 2020) 

·     FDI pledges to S. Korea drop 22 pct in H1 amid pandemic (Yonhap News, 15 July 2020) 

·     Job losses extend into June, unemployment rate up at 4.3 pct (Yonhap News, 15 July 2020) 

·     S. Korea to create job program for alleviate unemployment, job loss resulting from COVID-19 (Hankyoreh, 14 July 2020) 

·     S. Korea raises minimum wage to 8,720 for 2021 (Hankyoreh, 14 July 2020) 

·     S. Korea to invest 160 tln won in ‘New Deal’ projects, create 1.9 mln jobs (Yonhap News, 14 July 2020) 

·     Auto exports down 33 pct in H1 amid virus pandemic (Yonhap News, 14 July 2020) 

·     Unemployment benefits hit record-high in June due to COVID-19 pandemic (Yonhap News, 13 July 2020) 

·     A Worker Infected with COVID-19 at Coupang Logistics Center Requests Recognition of Industrial Accident (KHAN, 9 July 2020) 

·     Full text of President Moon Jae-in’s video message at ILO summit (Yonhap News, 8 July 2020) 

·     Finance minister sees worse Q2 contraction, but vows positive growth in Q3 (Yonhap News, 6 July 2020) 

·     Korea’s economy to rebound by 3 pct in 2021: IMF economist (Yonhap News, 6 July 2020) 

·     S. Korean economy tipped to contract this year, but positive growth still possible: report (Yonhap News, 5 July 2020) 

·     Foreign arrivals in Korea again dive 98% in May (Korea Times, 4 July 2020) 

·     S. Korean assembly approves 3rd virus response extra budget worth 35.1 tln won (Yonhap News, 3 July 2020)

·     Seoul city bans rallies over COVID-19 fear (KBS News, 3 July 2020) 

·     Moon urges legislation on raising property ownership taxes against soaring housing prices (Yonhap News, 2 July 2020) 

·     Tripartite talk of labour-management fails (KBS News, 2 July 2020) 

·     Social stigma poses threat to coronavirus survivors (Korea Times, 2 July 2020) 

·     Seoul city moving to set up infectious disease hospital (Korea Times, 2 July 2020) 

·     Seoul city moving to pay COVID-19 relief funds to foreigners (Korea Times, 30 July 2020) 

·     Banks’ lending rates up in May (Yonhap News, 30 June 2020) 

·     S. Korea’s industrial output suffers extended slump in May amid virus pandemic (Yonhap News, 30 June 2020) 

·     Pandemic leaves small Korean firms short of migrant workers (Korea Times, 29 June 2020) 

 

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