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Wed, October 5, 2022 | 05:38
Short-selling transactions focus on blue-chip stocks
The total amount of short-selling transactions on the main Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) in September increased about 40 percent compared to the previous month, while the country's blue-chip stocks were the most shorted amid the bear market.
| 2022-10-03 16:24
MBK Partners joins bid to acquire Toshiba
MBK Partners has participated in a joint bid to acquire Toshiba, forming a consortium with the state-backed Japan Investment Corporation (JIC) and U.S.-based Bain Capital to carry out the buyout of the Japanese-headquartered multinational conglomerate.
| 2022-10-03 16:12
Finance Minister Choo elected next chair of ADB annual congress
Finance Minister Choo Kyung-ho has been elected as the chair for next year's annual Asian Development Bank (ADB) conference, which is slated to be held in May. According to the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Friday, Choo was elected to take the chairmanship position for next year's annual ADB meeting during a two-day ADB annual congress held Sept. 28 and 29 in Manila, the P...
| 2022-09-30 16:44
Is gov't too optimistic about Korea's economic condition?
Minister of Economy and Finance Choo Kyung-ho reiterated that he thinks that the possibility of the Korean economy having a major financial crisis is very low. During a meeting with reporters at the annual congress of Asian Development Bank (ADB) in the Philippines, Choo said that the current phase of soaring key interest rates cannot carry on in the long term.“Although no on...
| 2022-09-30 16:40
Toss Securities' app briefly lists wrong won-dollar exchange rate
Toss Securities' foreign exchange service mistakenly provided a much lower won-dollar exchange rate for about 16 minutes on Wednesday afternoon even though the Korean currency continues to weaken against the greenback. The error apparently gave some customers a brief window to make a handsome profit by trading their won holdings into dollars.
| 2022-09-29 17:23
Korea's default risk rises to peak level during pandemic outbreak
Korea's credit default swap (CDS) premium, a representative indicator that shows the country's risk of bankruptcy, has not only reached the highest point for this year, but it has also reached its highest level during the pandemic outbreak.
| 2022-09-29 16:13
Currency swap with US urged as last resort against worst-case scenario
Former vice finance minister criticizes Koreans for buying dollars
A former vice finance minister criticized Korean citizens and investors who hoard U.S. dollars as they speculatively bet on the U.S. currency.
| 2022-09-28 07:22
Viva Republica raises half of intended capital
Viva Republica has wrapped up its Series G investment round raising a total of 530 billion won ($371 million), about half of what it had aimed to attract during the round. According to the investment banking industry Tuesday, the comprehensive fintech company, which covers banking, brokerage and payment, completed the Series G investment round at the end of last month, with i...
| 2022-09-27 15:58
Mirae Asset's IFC purchase deal falls apart
Mirae Asset's plan to purchase International Finance Center (IFC) Seoul from Toronto-based Brookfield Asset Management has fallen apart, some four months after the two sides signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in May this year agreeing to a 4 trillion won ($2.79 billion) deal. According to investment banking sources Monday, Mirae Asset has filed a case with Singapore I...
| 2022-09-26 17:12
Korea urged to diversify supply chains amid escalating US-China tensions
Korea is being advised to strengthen the diversification of its key supply chains, as the intensified rivalry between the U.S. and China is expected to negatively impact the country's core industry sectors of semiconductors and automobiles.
| 2022-09-26 00:29
Released child rapist forbidden to go out during morning school rush hour
South Korea drops bombs in response to NK missile provocation
Imported fruit prices skyrocket as US dollar soars
Moon gov't proposed $15-billion investment for Pyongyang through joint Olympics
Gov't raises late-night taxi fares to ease shortage of cabs
Naver acquires US fashion marketplace Poshmark for $1.6 billion
Dunamu, HYBE set to launch NFT platform via joint venture
Rival parties clash over slain South Korean official, presidential office relocation
KOSPI took heaviest beating among leading stock indices
Renault Korea inks wage pact without dispute for 1st time in 4 years
Typhoon Noru hits the Philippines forcing thousands to evacuate
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