All posts tagged "WSJ"

  • (Kakao Talk)
    [WSJ] Daum Kakao Faces Questions Over Ability to Grow Outside South Korea

       SEOUL—A new technology company emerged Wednesday in South Korea, the product of a tie-up between two of the country’s dominant Internet players—one from the PC era, one from the mobile era. Shares of Daum Communications Corp....

    • Posted October 3, 2014
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  • d07-duo
    [WSJ] No Money, No Honey: Koreans Seek Financially Independent Spouses

    Money may not be able to buy true love, but for South Koreans it’s becoming increasingly important for long-term relationships. According to recent figures by local matchmaking company DUO, more South Koreans want partners with financial security. And DUO says...

    • Posted September 29, 2014
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  • (NEWSis)
    [WSJ] How Unhappy are South Koreans?

      South Korea–land of high suicide rates, elderly poverty and hyper-stressed students. But just how unhappy are Koreans? A new global survey offers some data on the subject, ranking South Koreans 75th out of 135 countries in...

    • Posted September 27, 2014
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  • South Korea’s birthrate last year fell to the lowest level on record: 8.6 babies for every 1,000 people. This compares with 31.2 babies born per thousand people in 1970, and ranks among the lowest worldwide. (Newsis)
    [WSJ] Agabang Founder Sells as Birthrate Slides

     The founder of Agabang 013990.KQ -2.15% & Company, a South Korean maker of popular baby clothes, is selling his stake in the company as growth slows at least partly because of a trend he can’t do anything about:...

    • Posted September 8, 2014
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  • (Yonhap photo)
    [WSJ] Korean Corporate Boot Camps: Alienating Workers, Costing Companies

      Soon after I joined a Korean company I knew I would leave within a year. This sounds extreme but may resonate with others who have experienced the boot-camp style training new workers...

    • Posted August 22, 2014
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  • (Newsis)
    Korean men biggest spenders in world on skin care

    Korean men spend more on skin care per person than any other in the world, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Data from Euromonitor, a market data research firm, showed that Asian males make up 64 percent...

    • Posted May 30, 2014
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  • teens
    [HOT LINKS] South Korea Teenagers: Better Off Than Most?

      South Korean teenagers are notoriously pressurized lot, with a recent survey showing just over half having had suicidal thoughts over school concerns and future uncertainty. But another new poll measuring well-being shows that they’re...

    • Posted April 8, 2014
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