* Date : 2017-09-12
Business Daily Ep.627
Soaring food prices
Korea's thanksgiving holiday Chuseok is less than a month away but the nation's food prices is on an upward trend raising much concern among the public. In fact, the price increase of Korea's fresh foods is over 3 times faster than the OECD average.
Pros & cons of temporary holiday
With October 2 recently being designated as a temporary holiday, some Koreans are looking forward to a 10-day break. The government hopes to achieve a recharged workforce and maybe even a boost in domestic consumption through it. But not everyone is so optimistic.