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Fri, September 29, 2023 | 10:04
Naver, Kakao engage in fierce payment competition in China, Japan
Naver Pay and Kakao Pay, the two leading mobile payment service businesses in Korea, are pit against each other in the Chinese and Japanese markets, as their domestic growth rates have somewhat slowed due to market saturation. Naver Pay announced on Tuesday that its mobile payment service can now be widely utilized in China, by scanning a QR code, at all affiliated stores of ...
| 2023-09-19 16:39
K bank, KakaoBank and Toss Bank's delinquency rates rise to all-time high
With interest rates remaining high, the financial soundness of three internet-only banks - K bank, KakaoBank and Toss Bank - has begun to deteriorate, as their delinquency rates continue to soar to highs. The fact that the banks provide a larger proportion of their credit loans to medium- and low-credit borrowers is even more concerning.
| 2023-09-18 15:24
Delinquency ratio on bank loans up in July on decrease in resolved loans
[INTERVIEW] Newly appointed ambassador to OECD vows to contribute to shaping key policy agenda
Choi Sang-dae, former second vice minister of economy and finance, was appointed as the Permanent Representative of Korea to the OECD earlier this month. Choi will officially begin his years-long duties in Paris, France, on Sept. 21. He is Korea's 13th ambassador to the OECD.
| 2023-09-18 14:28
Citibank Korea CEO Yoo Myung-soon to serve another term
Yoo Myung-soon, CEO of Citibank Korea, will be serving another three-year term, being the sole candidate for the position.
| 2023-09-15 15:10
FSS governor spearheads campaign promoting 'K-Finance' in Europe
Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) Governor Lee Bok-hyun has showcased strengths of the Korean financial sector to global investors during his European tour, highlighting the values of credibility, innovation and openness as the core of the industry. Lee also stressed the financial authorities will further enhance market accessibility and convenience of global investors to t...
| 2023-09-14 16:06
SGI to launch deal roadshow in HK, Singapore from mid-Sept. ahead of IPO
Seoul Guarantee Insurance (SGI) is scheduled to launch deal roadshows in Hong Kong and Singapore for foreign and Korean investors from Sept. 19 after submitting a prospectus earlier this week for its upcoming IPO.
| 2023-09-13 16:53
Bank-issued household loans up sharpest amount in over 2 years in August
With the country's monthly household loans on a steady increase, bank loans in August showed a rise of 6.9 trillion won ($5.1 billion) from the previous month to date. The increase in August is the highest monthly margin over the past two years and any single month-to-month period, since it reached 9.7 trillion won in July 2021.
| 2023-09-13 16:04
Retail investors flock to bond investments
Retail investors have been flocking to the bond market throughout this year, resulting in an all-time high in bond purchases.
| 2023-09-11 16:51
Doosan Robotics' upcoming IPO draws positive market responses
Robotic arm models developed by Doosan Robotics / Courtesy of Doosan RoboticsBy Anna J. ParkThe upcoming IPO of Doosan Robotics, the largest public offering candidate for the Korean stock market this year, is facing a buoyed market response over the news that it kicked off a week-long book-building process, Monday. The market's excitement is also evidenced in the surge of the...
| 2023-09-11 15:54
FSC vice chief promotes Korea's improved market accessibility to global investors
Financial Services Commission (FSC) Vice Chairman Kim So-young promoted the Korean government's efforts to improve market accessibility and regulations for global investors in an investor relations (IR) session in Hong Kong on Friday. According to the FSC on Sunday, the vice chief of the country's top financial regulator showcased the Korean government's latest moves to advan...
| 2023-09-10 16:31
Guide to Chuseok celebrations across Korea
Chuseok exodus begins ahead of extended 6-day holiday
Korea sees record-low births in July
Political battle intensifies after court rejects Lee's arrest warrant
Hyundai E&C to build upmarket apartment complex in Seoul's Gwanak District
DMZ Open Int'l Music Festival to be held in Goyang in November
Korea on track to prove esports prowess at Asian Games
Two Koreas trade barbs over nuclear war
Lotte focuses on health care, mobility to spur growth
Defense ministry launches project to find families of unidentified fallen Korean War soldiers
Harvest season arrives
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