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Chinese Cars with Korean-made Batteries Excluded from Chinese Subsidies

Chinese Cars with Korean-made Batteries Excluded from Chinese Subsidies

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Sources in China say that electric cars equipped with Korean-made batteries were not included in a list of cars awarded subsidies by the Chinese government. According to industry insiders, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology in China announced on its website yesterday a list of car models that [...]

Survey of Tourists’ Top Buys in Airport Duty Free Shops

Survey of Tourists’ Top Buys in Airport Duty Free Shops

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Red ginseng was the most popular product among Chinese shoppers at Korea’s airport duty-free shops, according to a survey by Shinsegae Duty Free’s Incheon Airport branch. In addition, Japanese visitors favored dried laver products, while Southeast Asian tourists said they liked “Honey Butter Almond” products the most. According to [...]

Prosecutors Launch Probe into Samsung Securities’ Stock Blunder

Prosecutors Launch Probe into Samsung Securities’ Stock Blunder

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Prosecutors said Thursday they launched an investigation into officials of Samsung Securities Co. over the massive dividend error in April that jolted the local financial market. The Seoul Southern District Prosecutors’ Office said a probe has begun based on the complaint filed by the Financial Supervisory Service early this [...]

Companies Allowed to Tap Intangible Assets as Collateral

Companies Allowed to Tap Intangible Assets as Collateral

SEOUL, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Financial authorities on Wednesday unveiled a set of measures to allow companies to secure loans using their movable assets, including intellectual property and half-finished goods, as collateral. The measures are aimed at helping small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and startups raise funds, the Financial Services Commission (FSC) said in [...]

S. Korea to Set Limits on Operation of Coal-fired Power Plants

S. Korea to Set Limits on Operation of Coal-fired Power Plants

SEOUL, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will adopt stronger regulations on aged coal-fired power plants and increase use of low-carbon fuels to reduce air pollution, the energy ministry said Wednesday. Paik Un-gyu, minister of trade, industry and energy, said the government will allow mayors and governors to set upper limits for the operation [...]