SEOUL, Dec 2 South Korea's parliament on
Wednesday approved increasing next year's budget by net 2.2
trillion won ($1.99 billion) to its planned 555.8 trillion won,
to cushion the economic fallout from coronavirus outbreaks and
to secure vaccines.
* Governor Lee says export growth to offset virus fallout
(Recasts after Governor Lee news conference)
BOK poll data
SEOUL Key insurance affiliates of South Korea's biggest conglomerate Samsung Group on Thursday pledged to step up their 'coal-free' policies by banning investments in the coal industry, following a global move towards a low-carbon economy.
SEOUL South Korean exports slipped back into contraction in October, as the Chuseok holiday cut working days, although chip and car sales remained robust, government data showed on Sunday.
GDP poll data
SEOUL In South Korea, some of the world's biggest food delivery firms are scrambling to surf an estimated $4 billion (3.1 billion pounds) wave of new orders, contracting thousands of new riders in a boom triggered by the scourge of the global economy - the coronavirus pandemic. | Video
* Analysts say monetary policy likely to stay on hold for a
(Adds vice finance minister's comments in the eighth paragraph)