Mattel’s BTS dolls and a new range of Barbies have boosted the company’s sales. Photo: Mattel

BTS dolls and Barbies boost Mattel’s profits by 10 per cent, surprising analysts who predicted a loss

  • The toy giant reports an unexpected boost to its earnings, as BTS dolls and new Barbies drive sales
  • Analysts expected a drop in earnings, but were proved wrong as sales exceeded US$720 million
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Mattel’s BTS dolls and a new range of Barbies have boosted the company’s sales. Photo: Mattel
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After the death of K-pop star Sulli shone the light on cyberbullying in Korea, a law has been proposed to deal with anonymous online attacks.

After K-pop death, ‘Sulli’s Law’ being considered to fight cyberbullying

  • People use online forums to attack others anonymously, often with no idea of the damage they inflict
  • However, a law that demands people use their real identities online is hard to enforce and some say unconstitutional
Topic |   K-pop, Mandopop and other Asian pop

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After the death of K-pop star Sulli shone the light on cyberbullying in Korea, a law has been proposed to deal with anonymous online attacks.
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