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Turnover Rate of Deposits Nears 32-year Low

Turnover Rate of Deposits Nears 32-year Low

SEOUL, Nov. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The turnover rate of deposits in South Korea hit a near 32-year low in September, central bank data showed Thursday, indicating that money circulation is clogged in Asia’s fourth-largest economy. The turnover rate of demand deposits came to 16.4 times for September, the lowest since January 1987, when the [...]

Once Red-hot, Home Prices in Seoul Show Signs of Stability

Once Red-hot, Home Prices in Seoul Show Signs of Stability

SEOUL, Nov. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Being a homeowner has become more difficult for Hwang Jin-kyu, a 38-year-old software engineer who has been trying to buy a three-bedroom apartment in northern Seoul for months. He sought to borrow about 200 million won (US$178,300) from a bank to buy the 79.3-square-meter home, but his application for [...]

Insurance Firms Fight for a Piece of the Pet Market as Controversy Surrounding Unregistered Pets Grows

Insurance Firms Fight for a Piece of the Pet Market as Controversy Surrounding Unregistered Pets Grows

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — With an influx of commercial insurance companies eying the pet industry for a piece of the pie, whether to include unregistered pets in insurance policies has become a major issue among animal lovers. Since the market for pet insurance policies is still in its early stages, there are conflicting [...]

Aging Population to Pressure Long-term Credit Ratings for S. Korea: Moody’s

Aging Population to Pressure Long-term Credit Ratings for S. Korea: Moody’s

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The aging of the workforce will put pressure on South Korea’s economic and fiscal strength and affect its long-term sovereign credit profiles, a global ratings agency has said. In its latest report, released Wednesday, Moody’s Investors Service said the credit ratings of South Korea and Japan will come under [...]

S. Korea Seeks to Loosen Regulations to Rev Up Capital Market

S. Korea Seeks to Loosen Regulations to Rev Up Capital Market

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The government and the ruling Democratic Party (DP) on Thursday unveiled measures to revitalize the capital market, including helping startups raise funds more easily and easing regulations on private equity funds (PEFs). Government and DP officials held a meeting to discuss ways to rev up the capital market as [...]

S. Korea’s Bithumb Eyes U.S. Security Token Exchange

S. Korea’s Bithumb Eyes U.S. Security Token Exchange

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s top cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb has signed a deal with a U.S. fintech company to set up a security token exchange in America, industry sources said Thursday. The agreement with SeriesOne calls for Bithum to invest in and provide technical support for the establishment of the envisioned security [...]