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Sat, June 3, 2023 | 07:29
Consumer prices rise at slowest pace in March
Consumer prices in Korea increased 4.2 percent year-on-year last month, growing at the slowest pace in a year, led by a fall in petroleum product prices in the face of declining global oil prices, Statistics Korea said Tuesday. But global oil prices are still capable of influencing inflation here, the government agency cautioned, citing an announcement by OPEC on Sunday of a ...
| 2023-04-04 15:56
Bank loans to self-employed remain above W1,000 tril.
The amount of bank loans taken out by self-employed people is estimated to have surpassed 1,000 trillion won ($757.9 billion) for the second consecutive quarter amid lingering risks of default, according to data disclosed Monday. Released by main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) Rep. Yang Kyung-sook, the data compiled by the Bank of Korea (BOK) showed the total amou...
| 2023-04-03 16:28
Hope for recovery in 2nd half remains in doubt due to continued trade deficit
A protracted trade deficit driven by plummeting exports to China is raising doubts over whether the Korean economy will bounce back in the second half of this year as initially predicted by the government. Asia's fourth-largest economy posted a 13-month-long trade deficit as of March - the longest streak since 1997 when it was in the middle of the Asian financial crisis, acco...
| 2023-04-03 15:58
Mirae Asset, SK Telecom team up for security token business
Mirae Asset Securities, the nation's No. 1 securities firm, has teamed up with SK Telecom to initiate business in security tokens. A form of cryptocurrency, security tokens can represent fractions of real-world assets such as real estate or equity. The firm said it signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with SK Telecom, the nation's largest wireless carrier, in late March...
| 2023-03-31 15:13
Euromoney recognizes Hana as best Korean bank
Hana Bank has been recognized as Korea's best private bank by Euromoney, a U.K. magazine internationally known for offering information on business and finance, the bank said on Friday. The 2023 honor means that Hana Bank has won the Best Private Bank in Korea category more times than any other bank. The company has won the category 16 times so far, with the first one coming ...
| 2023-03-31 15:09
Korea to scrap customs form for travelers without dutiable goods
Korea will no longer require international arrivals - both Korean and foreign nationals - to fill out customs forms starting in May if they are not carrying dutiable goods, the Korea Customs Service (KCS) said Thursday. The customs agency said the plan was initially scheduled to be implemented in July but will be brought forward by two months in line with the government's str...
| 2023-03-30 15:56
Korea to ease entry rules to boost tourism, domestic spending
Korea will temporarily exempt citizens of 22 visa-waiver countries from needing electronic travel authorization, simplifying entry procedures in a bid to boost tourism and spur domestic spending, the government said Wednesday. The government also said it will restore transit visa exemptions for travelers from 34 countries and allow them to stay here for up to 30 days.
| 2023-03-29 17:02
Will dismantling oligopoly result in successful bank industry reform?
The government's drive to dismantle Korea's oligopolistic banking industry structure is raising questions over the consequences of such reforms in the face of increasing turmoil in global financial markets this month. Financial authorities want to dismantle the market dominance held by a handful of large banks by bringing in more competition, in a bid to prevent mainstream pl...
| 2023-03-29 09:06
2024 budget to focus on tackling low birthrate
The government announced on Tuesday that it is prioritizing tackling the low birthrate in an “engaging and thorough manner” in drawing up next year's budget amid snowballing concerns over a looming demographic crisis. The budget will also be spent on labor, education and pension reforms.
| 2023-03-28 16:33
Hana chairman suggests guidelines for joint prosperity
Hana Financial Group Chairman Ham Young-joo suggested a set of guidelines, Monday, for employees of the banking group and its affiliates to observe for joint prosperity with society. The guidelines came as Ham marked his first year in office, Monday, in the wake of a global banking turmoil that has raised questions about the Korean banking industry's ability to withstand such...
| 2023-03-27 16:44
Roland Garros 2023
Airlines fiercely compete to acquire additional aircraft
Seoul imposes sanctions on North Korean hacking group for role in space launch
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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