Fri, November 16, 2018 | 11:04
  1. Platform for small biz
    Shinhan Card employees pose for a photo with a small business owner, center, holding a tablet PC that has the credit card's application, MySHOP, in Seoul, Sunday. The card firm launched the platform where small businesses can use its big data technology to market their products and services. Courtesy of Shinhan Card
    Shinhan Card employees pose for a photo with a small business owner, center, holding a tablet PC that has the credit card's application, MySHOP, in Seoul, Sunday. The card firm launched the platform where small businesses can use its big data technology to market their products and services. Courtesy of Shinhan Card
  2. Introducing diverse cultures
    Foreign students showcase their countries' attire at the 2018 International Student Festival at Korea University, Wednesday. They introduced their cultures including cuisines and tourist destinations. Yonhap
    Foreign students showcase their countries' attire at the 2018 International Student Festival at Korea University, Wednesday. They introduced their cultures including cuisines and tourist destinations. Yonhap
  3. Briquettes for the poor
    Volunteers carry briquettes to be delivered to families in need and elderly residents living alone in Baeksa Village, Nowon-gu, northern Seoul, Nov. 10. as winter approaches. Some 60 Kwangdong Pharmaceutical employees and their family members handed over 1,400 briquettes to help the underprivileged. /Courtesy of Kwangdong Pharmaceutical
    Volunteers carry briquettes to be delivered to families in need and elderly residents living alone in Baeksa Village, Nowon-gu, northern Seoul, Nov. 10. as winter approaches. Some 60 Kwangdong Pharmaceutical employees and their family members handed over 1,400 briquettes to help the underprivileged. /Courtesy of Kwangdong Pharmaceutical
  4. Border tour
    Foreign defense attaches based in Seoul listen to an explanation from South Korea’s 6th Marine Brigade officers during their visit to Baengnyeong Island located about 190 kilometers northwest of Incheon, Tuesday. The officers explained ongoing efforts to ease inter-Korean maritime tension and bring peace to the Korean Peninsula. Courtesy of Ministry of National Defense
    Foreign defense attaches based in Seoul listen to an explanation from South Korea’s 6th Marine Brigade officers during their visit to Baengnyeong Island located about 190 kilometers northwest of Incheon, Tuesday. The officers explained ongoing efforts to ease inter-Korean maritime tension and bring peace to the Korean Peninsula. Courtesy of Ministry of National Defense
  5. Better transparency for kindergartens
    Mothers of preschool children urge lawmakers to pass bills to improve the transparency of private kindergartens in front of the National Assembly on Yeouido in Seoul, Monday. Numerous private kindergartens were caught using state subsidies for personal spending. / Yonhap
    Mothers of preschool children urge lawmakers to pass bills to improve the transparency of private kindergartens in front of the National Assembly on Yeouido in Seoul, Monday. Numerous private kindergartens were caught using state subsidies for personal spending. / Yonhap
  6. Wishing test-takers luck
    Parents of high school students who will take the state-administered college entrance exam this week pray at Doseon Temple on Mount Bukhan in Gangbuk-gu, northern Seoul, Sunday. Many parents visit prayer sites before the annual exam, wishing for good results for their children. This year's exam is on Thursday. / Korea Times photo by Seo Jae-hoon
    Parents of high school students who will take the state-administered college entrance exam this week pray at Doseon Temple on Mount Bukhan in Gangbuk-gu, northern Seoul, Sunday. Many parents visit prayer sites before the annual exam, wishing for good results for their children. This year's exam is on Thursday. / Korea Times photo by Seo Jae-hoon
  7. Cooperation with China, Japan
    Export-Import Bank of Korea CEO Eun Sung-soo, center, holds hands with Aso Kenichi, third from left, regional head for Asia and the Pacific at the Japan Bank for International Cooperation, and Eun's Chinese counterpart Zhang Qingsong, third from right, at the Asian Exim Banks Forum on Phuket, Thursday. They agreed to establish an export-import consultative body for the three countries. / Courtesy of Export-Import Bank of Korea
    Export-Import Bank of Korea CEO Eun Sung-soo, center, holds hands with Aso Kenichi, third from left, regional head for Asia and the Pacific at the Japan Bank for International Cooperation, and Eun's Chinese counterpart Zhang Qingsong, third from right, at the Asian Exim Banks Forum on Phuket, Thursday. They agreed to establish an export-import consultative body for the three countries. / Courtesy of Export-Import Bank of Korea
  8. Best foreign exchange provider in Korea
    KEB Hana Bank London branch head Park Chan-beom, right, holds a plaque with British financial magazine Global Finance executive Richard Scholtz during an award event for the “2019 Best Foreign Exchange Provider in Korea” in London, Wednesday. The Korean lender has won the award for 18 years in a row. / Courtesy of KEB Hana Bank
    KEB Hana Bank London branch head Park Chan-beom, right, holds a plaque with British financial magazine Global Finance executive Richard Scholtz during an award event for the “2019 Best Foreign Exchange Provider in Korea” in London, Wednesday. The Korean lender has won the award for 18 years in a row. / Courtesy of KEB Hana Bank
  9. New young chair
    Lim Dong-joon, senior manager of the Export-Import Bank of Korea (Eximbank), right, shakes hands with Leah Gilbert-Morris, former chairwoman of the OECD Export Credit Environmental Practitioners, ahead of a conference on export credits in Paris, France, Nov. 13. The 39-year-old Lim will succeed Gilbert-Morris as the new chairman to promote the environment via export financing. Courtesy of Eximbank
    Lim Dong-joon, senior manager of the Export-Import Bank of Korea (Eximbank), right, shakes hands with Leah Gilbert-Morris, former chairwoman of the OECD Export Credit Environmental Practitioners, ahead of a conference on export credits in Paris, France, Nov. 13. The 39-year-old Lim will succeed Gilbert-Morris as the new chairman to promote the environment via export financing. Courtesy of Eximbank
  10. Checking out small biz
    Shinhan Bank CEO Wi Sung-ho, left, visits headquarters of Daejoo Heavy, a small logistics company based in Incheon, Wednesday. Wi met with his company's corporate customer to hear about the company's difficulties amid an economic slowdown. Courtesy of Shinhan Bank
    Shinhan Bank CEO Wi Sung-ho, left, visits headquarters of Daejoo Heavy, a small logistics company based in Incheon, Wednesday. Wi met with his company's corporate customer to hear about the company's difficulties amid an economic slowdown. Courtesy of Shinhan Bank
  11. Joint partnership
    Shinhan Financial Group Chairman Cho Yong-byoung, left, and SK Group Chairman Chey Tae-won hold a memorandum of understanding for joint partnership at SK Group headquarters in Seoul, Nov. 13. Under the agreement, the two groups will launch a private equity fund worth 20 billion won to be invested in social enterprises. Courtesy of Shinhan Financial Group
    Shinhan Financial Group Chairman Cho Yong-byoung, left, and SK Group Chairman Chey Tae-won hold a memorandum of understanding for joint partnership at SK Group headquarters in Seoul, Nov. 13. Under the agreement, the two groups will launch a private equity fund worth 20 billion won to be invested in social enterprises. Courtesy of Shinhan Financial Group
  12. LS C&S completes power cable plant in Myanmar
    LS Cable & System Chairman Koo Cha-yub, fourth from left, cuts a ribbon while celebrating the opening of the firm's power cable plant at Thilawa Special Economic Zone near Yangon, Myanmar, Wednesday. / Courtesy of LS Cable & System
    LS Cable & System Chairman Koo Cha-yub, fourth from left, cuts a ribbon while celebrating the opening of the firm's power cable plant at Thilawa Special Economic Zone near Yangon, Myanmar, Wednesday. / Courtesy of LS Cable & System
  13. Lobsters from US
    Models promote lobsters imported from the U.S. at a Lotte Mart outlet in Seoul Station, Monday. The discount chain will sell lobsters over 450 grams at 14,800 won each and those over 700 grams at 19,800 won each. / Yonhap
    Models promote lobsters imported from the U.S. at a Lotte Mart outlet in Seoul Station, Monday. The discount chain will sell lobsters over 450 grams at 14,800 won each and those over 700 grams at 19,800 won each. / Yonhap
  14. Industry minister visits KCCI
    Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) Chairman Park Yong-maan, third from left, speaks during a meeting with Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Sung Yun-mo, second from left, at the KCCI headquarters in Seoul, Monday. In response to growing calls for large-scale deregulation on corporate activities, Sung pledged to do his utmost to support businesses to create jobs and make investment. / Courtesy of KCCI
    Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) Chairman Park Yong-maan, third from left, speaks during a meeting with Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Sung Yun-mo, second from left, at the KCCI headquarters in Seoul, Monday. In response to growing calls for large-scale deregulation on corporate activities, Sung pledged to do his utmost to support businesses to create jobs and make investment. / Courtesy of KCCI
  15. Harvesting quinces to help the elderly
    Samsung SDI employees pick quinces at headquarters in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, in this photo provided by the company, Sunday. With the fruit from about 150 quince trees at the headquarters and Ulsan plant, the employees made 300 bottles of quince concentrate. The company will sell the bottles to its employees and donate all the profits to senior citizens living alone. / Courtesy of Samsung SDI
    Samsung SDI employees pick quinces at headquarters in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, in this photo provided by the company, Sunday. With the fruit from about 150 quince trees at the headquarters and Ulsan plant, the employees made 300 bottles of quince concentrate. The company will sell the bottles to its employees and donate all the profits to senior citizens living alone. / Courtesy of Samsung SDI
  16. SK chief in Vietnam
    SK Chairman Chey Tae-won, left, talks with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc about privatization of public enterprises in the Southeast Asian country at the prime minister's official residence in Hanoi, Thursday. Chey, who also serves as the chairman of the Korean Foundation for Advanced Studies, visited Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Friday, to deliver a speech at the first Hanoi Forum jointly hosted by the foundation and the university. / Courtesy of SK
    SK Chairman Chey Tae-won, left, talks with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc about privatization of public enterprises in the Southeast Asian country at the prime minister's official residence in Hanoi, Thursday. Chey, who also serves as the chairman of the Korean Foundation for Advanced Studies, visited Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Friday, to deliver a speech at the first Hanoi Forum jointly hosted by the foundation and the university. / Courtesy of SK
  17. Celebrating Korea-Czech relations
    Visitors to the National Museum of Korea take a look at Bohemian glass relics at a special exhibition marking the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and the Czech Republic, Monday. The exhibition runs until April 26. / Yonhap
    Visitors to the National Museum of Korea take a look at Bohemian glass relics at a special exhibition marking the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and the Czech Republic, Monday. The exhibition runs until April 26. / Yonhap
  18. To-be-built dormitory
    Ewha Womans University President Kim Sun-uk, right, points to an artist’s rendering of a dormitory planned for the school’s campus in Seoul, Tuesday, during a groundbreaking ceremony. Those listening to her are, from left, Choi Kyung-hee, the next president of the university; Chang Myong-sue, head of Ewha Haktang; Yoon Hoo-jung, Ewha’s honorary president; and Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon./ Courtesy of Ewha Womans University
    Ewha Womans University President Kim Sun-uk, right, points to an artist’s rendering of a dormitory planned for the school’s campus in Seoul, Tuesday, during a groundbreaking ceremony. Those listening to her are, from left, Choi Kyung-hee, the next president of the university; Chang Myong-sue, head of Ewha Haktang; Yoon Hoo-jung, Ewha’s honorary president; and Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon./ Courtesy of Ewha Womans University
  19. Return of Goryeo treasure
    An ancient chest used to store Buddhist texts is on display during a ceremony at the National Museum of Korea, Tuesday. The nation’s flagship museum acquired the rare Goryeo Kingdom (918—1392) heritage from a Japanese collector./ Yonhap
    An ancient chest used to store Buddhist texts is on display during a ceremony at the National Museum of Korea, Tuesday. The nation’s flagship museum acquired the rare Goryeo Kingdom (918—1392) heritage from a Japanese collector./ Yonhap
  20. Beauty pageant
    2014 Miss Korea Kim Seo-yeon, 22, waves after winning the annual pageant at the Olympic Hall in the Olympic Park, southern Seoul, Tuesday. The first runners-up were Lee Seo-bin, 21, and Shin Su-min, 20; the second runners-up were Kim Myeong-seon, 21, Sarah Lee, 23, Baek Ji-hyun, 21, and Ryu So-ra, 20. The Hankook Ilbo, a sister paper of The Korea Times, organized the beauty contest./ Korea Times photo by Wang Tae-seok
    2014 Miss Korea Kim Seo-yeon, 22, waves after winning the annual pageant at the Olympic Hall in the Olympic Park, southern Seoul, Tuesday. The first runners-up were Lee Seo-bin, 21, and Shin Su-min, 20; the second runners-up were Kim Myeong-seon, 21, Sarah Lee, 23, Baek Ji-hyun, 21, and Ryu So-ra, 20. The Hankook Ilbo, a sister paper of The Korea Times, organized the beauty contest./ Korea Times photo by Wang Tae-seok
  21. Dami Im in Seoul
    Dami Im, who was the winner of the Australian audition program “The X-Factor” last year sings at the showcase for her debut  album “Dami Im” in Samseong-dong, Seoul, Wednesday. / Yonhap
    Dami Im, who was the winner of the Australian audition program “The X-Factor” last year sings at the showcase for her debut  album “Dami Im” in Samseong-dong, Seoul, Wednesday. / Yonhap