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Protectionism Puts Korea Inc. in a Fix

Protectionism Puts Korea Inc. in a Fix

SEOUL, Jun. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Escalating global protectionism, sparked by a Sino-American trade war, has put corporate Korea in a tight spot as it is feared to take a toll on exports, a key growth engine for Asia’s fourth-largest economy, industry sources said Friday. The United States and China, the world’s two largest economies, [...]

8 Samsung Securities Officials to Stand Trial over Stock Blunder

8 Samsung Securities Officials to Stand Trial over Stock Blunder

SEOUL, Jul. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Eight Samsung Securities officials have been indicted for selling “ghost” stocks that were mistakenly issued by the company in the massive fat-finger error that recently rattled the market, prosecutors said Monday. Three employees, including a 37-year-old surnamed Koo, will stand trial while being detained, with five others from the [...]

S. Korean Banks’ Investment in Crypto-assets Totals 2 tln Won in 2017

S. Korean Banks’ Investment in Crypto-assets Totals 2 tln Won in 2017

SEOUL, Jul. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean banks’ investment in crypto-assets remained low despite a recent craze for the new type of digital currencies, a central bank report said Friday. The outstanding balance of virtual accounts in local banks reached 2 trillion won (US$1.79 billion) as of December last year, according to the report [...]

Hyundai Motor’s Market Cap Hits 8-year Low

Hyundai Motor’s Market Cap Hits 8-year Low

SEOUL, Jul. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s top automaker Hyundai Motor Co. has seen its market capitalization touch an eight-year low as slumping global sales pound its share price, data showed Thursday. Shares of Hyundai Motor closed at 119,500 won (US$107) on Wednesday, the lowest closing price since April 19, 2010, according to the [...]

Samsung Securities Fined for ‘Fat-Finger’ Fiasco

Samsung Securities Fined for ‘Fat-Finger’ Fiasco

SEOUL, Jul. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s financial regulator said Wednesday that it approved the slapping of 144 million won (US$129,148) in fines on Samsung Securities Co. over its massive “fat-finger” error. Read More: Samsung Securities to Pay Huge Price for Its Fat-finger Error Holding a regular meeting earlier in the day, the Securities and [...]

S. Korea Vows to Boost Global Ties for KOSDAQ Market Growth

S. Korea Vows to Boost Global Ties for KOSDAQ Market Growth

SEOUL, Jul. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s bourse operator said Monday it will strengthen cooperation with global entities to attract more foreign investment into the country’s secondary stock market so as to turn it into the world’s top trading venue for tech shares. The tech-laden KOSDAQ market marked the 22th anniversary of its establishment [...]

Regulator to Step Up Oversight of Bank Accounts for Cryptocurrency Trading

Regulator to Step Up Oversight of Bank Accounts for Cryptocurrency Trading

SEOUL, Jun. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The financial regulator said Wednesday it will bolster oversight of bank accounts used for cryptocurrency transactions, in the latest effort to prevent cryptocurrencies from being exploited for money laundering. In a statement, the Financial Services Commission (FSC) said it will step up monitoring of money transfers between local and [...]

Samsung Securities to Pay Huge Price for Its Fat-finger Error

Samsung Securities to Pay Huge Price for Its Fat-finger Error

SEJONG, June 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The financial watchdog’s punishment against Samsung Securities Co. over its fat-finger error will not make a financial dent, but it could weaken its market position in the long run, experts said Saturday. On Thursday, the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) decided to recommend that Samsung Securities should face a six-month [...]

Gov’t to Support Expansion of Blockchain Industry

Gov’t to Support Expansion of Blockchain Industry

SEOUL, Jun. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) revealed yesterday its plans to secure a competitive edge in blockchain technology on a global scale by pushing forth six projects in the sector. The six projects to utilize blockchain technology are in the fields of livestock products, customs, real [...]