A gradual but steady increase in power consumption is the latest indication of economic recovery, along with healthy indicators in manufacturing, making President Moon Jae-in's goal of 4-percent growth for 2021 more possible.
The number of people working in Korea was up 652,000 last month on year, according to Statistics Korea. It was the second consecutive month of on-year gains and took the total number of people employed to 27.2 million.
Korea logged a $7.06 billion current account surplus in January, the ninth consecutive positive monthly reading. The latest surplus was largely driven by strong exports, especially of automobiles and semiconductors.
French companies have it in their DNA to be green and may be the best partners for Korean companies looking to chart new paths, said Na Kyung-soo, president of SK Global Chemical, at a press conference at the French Embassy in Seoul on Tuesday...