* Date : 2018-02-22
Along with the government policy that has boosted the popularization of electric vehicles, the domestic electric vehicle market is expected to face significant changes. According to a survey, the number of registered electric vehicles has increased by 176% over the past year. And the manufacturing and distribution industries have continuously developed new technologies to expand the market. Korea Post has started the test operation of micro mobility vehicles instead of motorcycles and a manufacturer of micro mobility vehicles has improved the existing weak points and enhanced the air conditioning and heating system as well as the navigation function. On Smart Korea, we analyze the commercialization of micro mobility vehicles which have made advancement into diversified markets including big supermarkets and social commerce.
Curation commerce has emerged as a new consumption trend amid the era of the overflowing information. Just like a curator in an art gallery, curation commerce means a commercial service that suggests personalized items selected by specialists in order to help consumers make choices more conveniently. The scope of curation services has been expanded into various industrial fields including a premium online shopping mall that provides fresh and organic food as well as an online fashion mall that provides a one-to-one curation service. On Trend Biz, we look into the rise of curation commerce services and its growth potential.
On January 11, the government unveiled its plan to vitalize the KOSDAQ market. And it has brought about a much greater effect than expected. Five days after the government announced its plan, the KOSDAQ index hit the 900 point-level after 16 years. The market continues to soar, but voices of concern have been raised over a possible bubble as well. On Biz Issue, we meet experts, Ministry of Strategy and Finance as well as venture businesses to hear more about the policies and report on the outlook as well as the remaining challenges.