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Sat, June 3, 2023 | 07:45
Woori signs deal to acquire majority stake in Daol Investment
Woori Financial Group announced on Monday that it acquired a majority stake in Daol Investment, a venture capital company it has sought to take over on its path to diversifying its non-banking business portfolio. The banking group said it signed a deal with Daol Financial Group to purchase a 52 percent stake in Daol Investment, which is owned by brokerage house Daol Investmen...
| 2023-02-27 16:38
1 in 5 young Koreans suffers from snowballing debt
One out of every four to five Koreans owes debts that are three times as much as their annual income due to costly borrowing rates and surging housing prices, a report showed Monday. Released by Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs, the report said that the rate for debt-ridden young Koreans was up 2.6 times from 10 years earlier, when relevant data was compiled whil...
| 2023-02-27 16:38
Banks under gov't pressure to replace outside directors
The country's five major banking groups - Shinhan, KB, Hana, Woori and NongHyup - are drawing attention over whether they will replace their outside directors whose terms will expire next month amid the government's push for an overhaul of the groups' governance structures. Thirty out of 40 outside directors at the five companies will see their tenures end. And while they can...
| 2023-02-26 16:13
Inflation likely to continue as KEPCO's losses snowball
Snowballing debts at state-run energy companies are raising doubts over the government's forecast that inflation will continue to cool off and the country's economy will rebound in the second half of this year. Among the companies that announced 2022 earnings data last week, Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) said it posted a record operating loss of 32.6 trillion won ($25.02...
| 2023-02-26 16:00
Hana's relief campaign for Turkey earthquake victims
Former LPGA player Pak Se-ri, left, and Hana Bank CEO Lee Seung-lyul, right, pose with children during a relief campaign organized by Hana Financial Group, Saturday, for victims of the deadly earthquake in southeastern Turkey. The Korean banking group delivered blankets, gloves, mufflers, diapers and other relief items requested by the Turkish Embassy in Korea for the victims...
| 2023-02-26 12:42
Rate freeze does not mean end of tightening cycle: BOK governor
The Bank of Korea (BOK) kept the key interest rate unchanged at 3.5 percent, Thursday, halting a monetary-tightening campaign that lasted more than a year amid mounting woes over slowing economic growth. The central bank also lowered its 2023 economic growth outlook for Korea to 1.6 percent from 1.7 percent, while reducing the inflation forecast to 3.5 percent from 3.6 percen...
| 2023-02-23 16:55
Frozen key rate feared to accelerate foreign capital outflow in Korea
Seoul shares close up after BOK's rate freeze
Inflation, joblessness exacerbate Koreans' economic distress
The degree of economic distress felt by Koreans has exacerbated quickly, as a toxic mixture of high inflation and unemployment deals a blow to their daily lives, data showed Wednesday. Released by Rep. Kim Hoi-jae of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), the economic misery index - a measurement of the financial well-being of a country's citizens calculated by ...
| 2023-02-22 16:49
'Be secure, frugal': Hana investment trends report
Koreans are likely to look for more secure and thrifty ways to invest in 2023 amid high inflation, costly borrowing rates and slow economic growth adding to people's woes, a report said Wednesday. Released by Hana Institute of Finance, the report also urged financial services companies to adopt a more efficient mix of in-person and offline services in the post-pandemic era wh...
| 2023-02-22 16:43
Banks rush to share economic burden following gov't pressure
Commercial banks are taking a series of measures aimed at sharing the economic burden felt by the public after the government slammed the lenders for making windfall profits from rising interest rates, while turning a blind eye to the worsening livelihoods of Koreans.
| 2023-02-21 16:38
NongHyup Bank to enhance global partnership with ING
NH NongHyup Bank said Tuesday that a high-ranking executive of Dutch multinational banking company ING visited Seoul to discuss ways to enhance their partnership. The Korean bank said Deputy President Lee Yeon-ho met ING Global Head of Transaction Services Elvira Kruger at the bank's headquarters in central Seoul, Monday.
| 2023-02-21 15:58
Roland Garros 2023
Seoul imposes sanctions on North Korean hacking group for role in space launch
Airlines fiercely compete to acquire additional aircraft
More banks offer daily interest payments on deposits
Hyundai Elevator launches AI, IoT-powered maintenance service
POSCO, GM expand joint EV battery materials investment in North America
LG Chem joins Korean firms strengthening ties with Japan
HMM tasked with preventing sale of Hyundai LNG to foreign firm
Korean stocks feared to lose steam on prolonged trade deficit, real estate doldrums
KAERI distances itself from Oxford professor's claim on Fukushima water
Roland Garros 2023
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