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  • Korea prosecutors probe alleged EcoPro BM insider trading

    EcoPro BM Co., South Korea’s top cathode material producer, is under probe by local prosecutors for allegations of insider trading, according t...

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  • Korea to reform FX market to join MSCI developed markets

    South Korea is set to reform the local currency market as the country aims to reach MSCI Inc.’s developed market status for its domestic stock ...

    Jan 25, 2022 (Gmt+09:00)

  • S. Korea's economic growth jumps to 11-year high

    South Korea recorded 4% economic growth in 2021 – its highest jump in 11 years – according to the country’s central bank. The Bank ...

    Jan 25, 2022 (Gmt+09:00)

  • Corporates raise record-high $193 bn via stakes, bonds in 2021

    Korean companies raised capital of 231.5 trillion won ($193.2 billion) through stock and bond issuance in the domestic market in 2021, according to ...

    Jan 25, 2022 (Gmt+09:00)

  • Plastics drive Korea's highest-ever exports in 2021

    Plastics rise as Korean SMEs’ main export Many Korean small and medium enterprises performed exceptionally amid the economic recovery in 2021, ...

    Jan 24, 2022 (Gmt+09:00)

  • Korea to see second month of trade deficit

    South Korea is slated to see a trade deficit for a second straight month in January for the first time since the 2008-09 global financial crisis on h...

    Jan 24, 2022 (Gmt+09:00)

  • LG Innotek shares rise despite mixed brokerage views

    LG Innotek Co. stocks have been on a rising trend over the past three months and are trading at their highest-ever prices. However, there are mixed o...

    Jan 21, 2022 (Gmt+09:00)

  • Time to buy Korean entertainment stocks?

    Hopes for a rebound in South Korea’s entertainment shares emerged as their earnings are expected to improve on new businesses and their valuati...

    Jan 20, 2022 (Gmt+09:00)

  • Scandal-hit SillaJen faces higher delisting risk

    South Korea's SillaJen Inc., once the largest stock on Kosdaq by market value, faces a higher risk of being kicked out of the country's junior stock ...

    Jan 19, 2022 (Gmt+09:00)

  • EcoPro BM beats Kosdaq's top market cap Celltrion

    EcoPro BM Co., a leading manufacturer of cathode material for secondary batteries, topped the market capitalization for Kosdaq-listed firms on Jan. ...

    Jan 19, 2022 (Gmt+09:00)

  • Korea's Mirae Asset to launch digital asset business

    Mirae Asset Financial Group, South Korea’s capital market giant, is set to enter the digital asset business, starting with a digital asset cust...

    Jan 19, 2022 (Gmt+09:00)

  • Kospi in lethargic trade ahead of LG Energy debut

    South Korea's benchmark stock index Kospi declined to its lowest closing level in one and a half months on Monday, moving in the opposite direction o...

    Jan 18, 2022 (Gmt+09:00)

  • Korea’s defense companies emerge as coveted growth stocks

    South Korea’s defense companies have been regarded as typical domestic stocks with their share performances broadly linked to the size of the s...

    Jan 16, 2022 (Gmt+09:00)

  • Mirae Asset’s global ETFs top 100 trillion won mark

    Mirae Asset Global Investments Co.’s global equity-traded funds (ETFs) topped the 100 trillion won mark, for the first time in the South Korean...

    Jan 14, 2022 (Gmt+09:00)

  • BOK restores interest rates to pre-pandemic level

    South Korea’s central bank on Friday raised interest rates back to a pre-pandemic level, signaling further hikes to curb rising inflationary pr...

    Jan 14, 2022 (Gmt+09:00)

  • Selling Out
    Memo from Howard Marks

    Selling Out

    The Korea Economic Daily Global Edition exclusively carries the full text of the latest memos from Howard Marks, co-founder and co-chairman of Oaktree...

    Jan 14, 2022 (Gmt+09:00)

  • Bank of Korea may hike rates this week to curb inflation, household debt

    South Korea’s central bank is almost certain to raise interest rates on Friday to curb inflation and household debt as the US Federal Reserve i...

    Jan 13, 2022 (Gmt+09:00)

  • LG Energy IPO fever lifts Korea’s battery stocks

    LG Energy Solution Ltd., the world’s No. 2 battery maker, attracted a record $9.65 trillion demand for South Korea’s largest-ever initial...

    Jan 13, 2022 (Gmt+09:00)

  • WeMade under fire for massive clandestine WEMIX cryptocurrency sale

    WeMade Co., a South Korean video game developer, has come under criticism for the massive unnoticed selling of its cryptocurrency WEMIX, allegedly in...

    Jan 11, 2022 (Gmt+09:00)

  • Hanwha Solutions shares rebound to near 40,000 won mark 

    Hanwha Solutions Corp. shares are rebounding after a two months-long slide. The bounce back comes on the back of expectations that its operating prof...

    Jan 11, 2022 (Gmt+09:00)

  • LG Household’s China strategy put to test as shares crash

    LG Household & Health Care Ltd.’s shares have been flying high since its market debut in 2001, and have more recently basked in the global ...

    Jan 10, 2022 (Gmt+09:00)

  • Kospi short sales hit $639 mn amid rate hike woes

    Short selling on the Korean stock market is soaring rapidly on concerns over the US Fed Reserve’s interest rate hike. Particularly, a large am...

    Jan 07, 2022 (Gmt+09:00)

  • Korean won touches 18-month low as Fed may raise rates sooner

    South Korea’s won currency hit a 1-1/2-year low as the US Federal Reserve signaled the central bank may raise interest rates sooner than expect...

    Jan 06, 2022 (Gmt+09:00)

  • Self-driving car stocks to lead auto sector shares in 2022

    Self-driving car-related shares failed to draw attention last year as investors focused on electric vehicles and the autonomous vehicle value chain w...

    Jan 05, 2022 (Gmt+09:00)

  • POSCO plans to cancel treasury shares in its holding firm

    Top management of South Korea's POSCO Co. has decided to cancel treasury shares in its to-be-launched holding company, in an effort to win shareholde...

    Jan 05, 2022 (Gmt+09:00)

  • Korea mulls measures on Indonesia’s coal export ban

    South Korea is preparing measures to secure coal as Indonesia, the world’s largest supplier of thermal coal, banned exports of the commodity th...

    Jan 03, 2022 (Gmt+09:00)

  • Time to buy Korean chipmakers; Samsung among 2022 top picks

    The year of the tiger will see decent stock price gains in leading chipmakers such as Samsung Electronics Co. and SK Hynix Inc. on expected hyperscal...

    Jan 03, 2022 (Gmt+09:00)

  • Krafton's PUBG tops global game revenue with $2.8 bn

    PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile (PUBG Mobile), a mobile game of South Korean gaming company Krafton Inc., topped the global game revenues...

    Jan 03, 2022 (Gmt+09:00)

  • Korea 2021 exports hit record on strong sales of key products

    South Korea’s exports last year hit a record on strong sales of key products such as semiconductors, automobiles and petrochemicals.Exports sur...

    Jan 02, 2022 (Gmt+09:00)

  • Kosdaq: Will January effect occur in 2022?

    South Korea’s tech-heavy Kosdaq index tends to rise every January as many Korean retail investors rush to dump their stocks just before the ex-...

    Dec 31, 2021 (Gmt+09:00)

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