SEOUL Whenever dust particles hang thick in the air in South Korea, sales of pork rise. | Video
* Feb Iranian crude imports at 983,497 T vs 1.12 mln T last
SEOUL, March 13 South Korea on Wednesday ramped
up its firepower as it battles pollution, passing a set of bills
that designate the problem a 'social disaster' and which could
unlock emergency funds to tackle the issue.
SEOUL, March 13 South Korea's parliament on
Wednesday passed a set of bills to fight air pollution that has
blanketed parts of the country in recent years, with one bill
designating the problem a 'social disaster'.
SEOUL South Korea resumed imports of Iranian oil in January after a four-month hiatus, customs data showed on Friday, but shipments were down 76 percent from the same month last year.
SEOUL/SINGAPORE South Korea's purchases of U.S. oil and gas this year will hold to the rapid pace set in 2018, likely narrowing its trade surplus with the world's top economy further and bolstering its ties to Washington.
* Sees 2019 revenue at 66.3 trln won vs 65.0 trln won in
SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sees coal as a key way to boost the economy, but burning more coal may worsen pollution in a country already choking on some of the world's most toxic air. | Video
SEOUL State-owned Saudi Aramco plans to invest up to $1.6 billion for a nearly 20 percent stake in South Korean refiner Hyundai Oilbank, expanding its foothold in one of its biggest Asian buyers of crude oil.