A passerby looks at the prices of cryptocurrencies taped onto the windows of the cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb on Monday in Gangnam District, southern Seoul.
The price of gold bars on Thursday surged to an all-time high of 72,451 won ($60) per gram since the establishment of the gold trading market in Korea in 2014.
Seoul prosecutors said Monday they were unable to find evidence that political officials had any illegal involvement with an ongoing criminal investigation into SillaJen, which has led to charges against multiple company officials.
Life has gradually returned to normal in Korea as mandatory social restrictions have been lifted from May 6. The spring has been lost, overwhelmed by Covid-19, which has infected 4.3 million and killed 290,000 people around the world. In a...