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Korea Development Bank Issues Green Bonds

Korea Development Bank Issues Green Bonds

SEJONG, May 30 (Korea Bizwire) — According to the Ministry of Strategy and Finance, the Korea Development Bank issued green bonds to domestic institutional investors yesterday. The total amount of bonds issued was 300 billion won and the coupon rate stood at 2.53 percent. Maturity is three years. Green bonds are special-purpose bonds with use [...]

Asset Managers Launch ‘Unification Funds’ amid Inter-Korean Thaw

Asset Managers Launch ‘Unification Funds’ amid Inter-Korean Thaw

SEOUL, May 30 (Korea Bizwire) — With inter-Korean ties at their high tide, asset managers in South Korea are scrambling to roll out investment funds focused on firms that may benefit from future inter-Korean economic cooperation, industry sources said Wednesday. South and North Korea are enjoying a thaw in their relations following a couple of [...]

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 [...]

Foreign Investors See Opportunity in Local Bourse

Foreign Investors See Opportunity in Local Bourse

SEOUL, May 22 (Korea Bizwire) — There are over 20,000 overseas funds – the likes of billionaire Paul Singer’s Elliott Management Corp – that have invested in the South Korean stock market, according to the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS). As of March, the number of foreign collective investment companies, or “funds”, registered with the government [...]

‘Silver’ Investors on the Rise

‘Silver’ Investors on the Rise

SEOUL, May 21 (Korea Bizwire) — As the South Korean population slowly ages, the number of elderly investors over 65 are also on the rise in the finance industry. According to a report released on Saturday by the Financial Supervisory Service, 23.6 percent (23.5 trillion won) of the total funds offered by financial institutions (99.9 [...]

With Frenzy Waning, Cryptocurrency Operators Forced to Seek New Paths

With Frenzy Waning, Cryptocurrency Operators Forced to Seek New Paths

SEOUL, May 21 (Korea Bizwire) — As warnings of a bursting bubble and toughening state regulations have led to a drastic downturn of South Korea’s digital currency market, local exchanges are struggling over how to remain viable going forward. Some have moved to diversify their businesses by making the most out of blockchain technology, but [...]

Samsung BioLogics Expresses Concerns over FSS’s Leak of Sensitive Information

Samsung BioLogics Expresses Concerns over FSS’s Leak of Sensitive Information

SEOUL, May 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s major biopharmaceutical firm Samsung BioLogics Co., which has been embroiled in an alleged violation of accounting rules, on Tuesday expressed concern over the financial watchdog’s disclosure of sensitive information. “We express deep concern and regret over the situation where sensitive information surrounding the case, which is under [...]

South Korean Bourse Taps Artificial Intelligence

South Korean Bourse Taps Artificial Intelligence

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Exchange announced Thursday that it has initiated a new market surveillance system based on artificial intelligence. The main bourse operator said the construction of the new system, EXIGHT, was complete and a kickoff celebration was held the same day. EXIGHT is a portmanteau of the words “exchange” [...]