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Samsung Has Substantial Upside Potential on Sound Fundamentals: Chief Analyst

Samsung Has Substantial Upside Potential on Sound Fundamentals: Chief Analyst

SEOUL, June 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Investor sentiment has been unduly negative toward Samsung Electronics in light of the company’s strong performance and solid earnings forecast, a chief analyst at a local research firm has said. “I think investor worries are excessive. Limited supply will shore up memory chip prices in the coming months,” Greg [...]

Kakao Pay Employees Frustrated over Plunging Share Price

Kakao Pay Employees Frustrated over Plunging Share Price

SEOUL, June 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Shares of South Korean mobile payment service Kakao Pay Corp. have plunged following the stock sales through block deal by Alipay Singapore Holdings Pte, which is the company’s second-largest shareholder. Kakao Pay employees owning company stock, in turn, are seeing significant losses. On Wednesday, Kakao Pay shed 15.19 percent to [...]

Foreigners’ Net Stock Selling Continues for 4th Month in May

Foreigners’ Net Stock Selling Continues for 4th Month in May

SEOUL, June 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreigners withdrew more money than they injected into South Korea’s stock markets for the fourth straight month in May amid worries over economic slowdowns in major countries and the fallout from the ongoing war in Ukraine, central bank data showed Thursday. Net foreign money outflows from the main bourse, [...]

Brokerages’ Target Price for Samsung Drops Despite High Hopes

Brokerages’ Target Price for Samsung Drops Despite High Hopes

SEOUL, June 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Securities firms are lowering their forecasts for Samsung Electronics Co.’s share price despite the company’s optimistic projections. The average target price proposed by brokerage houses for the giant chipmaker last Thursday was 93,100 won, down by more than 9 percent over the past 12 months, according to the data [...]

Korean Investors Continue to Buy Tesla Shares Despite Recent Price Drops

Korean Investors Continue to Buy Tesla Shares Despite Recent Price Drops

SEOUL, June 6 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean investors are continuing to buy shares in electric vehicle leader Tesla Inc. despite the plunging price, data showed Sunday. Local investors bought US$1.03 billion worth of Tesla shares last month, the highest since last December, according to the data from the Korea Securities Depository. As such, South [...]

Foreigners Turn Net Buyers of S. Korean Stocks as Recession, China Woes Ease

Foreigners Turn Net Buyers of S. Korean Stocks as Recession, China Woes Ease

SEOUL, June 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreign investors have snapped a monthslong selling streak and turned to a buying mode for South Korean stocks, data showed Wednesday, amid eased worries over a global recession and China’s struggle with COVID-19 outbreaks. Foreigners scooped up a net 1.72 trillion won (US$1.38 billion) on the country’s main KOSPI [...]

Over 100 bln Won Embezzled by Financial Firms’ Officials Over Past 5 Years: Data

Over 100 bln Won Embezzled by Financial Firms’ Officials Over Past 5 Years: Data

SEOUL, May 29 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 170 employees from banks and other financial firms have embezzled more than a combined 100 billion won (US$79.62 million) over the past five years, but about a mere 11 percent has been retrieved, data showed Sunday. Calls have grown recently for financial firms and authorities to strengthen [...]