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S. Koreans Bear Financial Burden to Support Their Children, Even After Retirement

S. Koreans Bear Financial Burden to Support Their Children, Even After Retirement

SEOUL, Jan. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Six out of ten South Koreans in their forties and fifties continue to bear the financial burden of supporting their children, even after having retired. According to a survey conducted by the Korea Insurance Development Institute on South Korean citizens living in six major cities, 56.6 percent of those [...]

S. Korea to Provide More Incentives to Foreign Firms

S. Korea to Provide More Incentives to Foreign Firms

SEJONG, Jan. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s industry ministry said Tuesday it plans to provide more incentives to overseas companies operating in the country and induce them to carry out more foreign direct investment (FDI). The Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Energy, which hosted meetings with officials from foreign companies here, said it is [...]

S. Korea’s Financial Literacy Scores Slightly below OECD Average

S. Korea’s Financial Literacy Scores Slightly below OECD Average

SEOUL, Jan. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans’ financial literacy was slightly lower than the average of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries last year, a survey showed Monday.  The financial literacy of South Korean people aged between 18 and 79 came to 62.2 points in 2018, according to the survey by the Bank of Korea [...]

S. Korea to Implement Electronic Securities System This Year

S. Korea to Implement Electronic Securities System This Year

SEOUL, Jan. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Stocks and bonds will no longer exist as paper forms in South Korea starting from September, as the country moves to introduce an electronic securities system, the financial regulator said Monday.  Under the new enforcement ordinance to take effect on Sept. 16, the issuance, registration and circulation of securities [...]

S. Korea Publishes Bond Market Guidebook in English

S. Korea Publishes Bond Market Guidebook in English

SEOUL, Jan. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s bourse operator said Monday that it has released a comprehensive book on the country’s bond market in English to help boost foreign investors’ understanding and convenience. The 136-page book titled “Korea Exchange Fixed Income Market Guide” includes key information and tips for offshore investors and overseas bond-issuing [...]

Major Commercial Banks to Adopt Shorter Working Hours This Year

Major Commercial Banks to Adopt Shorter Working Hours This Year

SEOUL, Jan. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s leading lenders have wrapped up their labor deals for the new year that aim to help employees better strike a balance between work and their personal lives, industry watchers said Monday. Late last week, the labor and the management of KB Kookmin Bank reached a deal on [...]

S. Korea’s Private Consumption Grows at Steepest Rate in 7 Years

S. Korea’s Private Consumption Grows at Steepest Rate in 7 Years

SEOUL, Jan. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s private consumption grew at the fastest rate in seven years in 2018, data showed Sunday. According to the Bank of Korea, South Korea’s private consumption grew 2.8 percent in 2018, marking the highest figure since the 2.9 percent posted in 2011. The country’s growth in terms of [...]

Shinhan Card Develops Credit Evaluation Model for Foreigners in S. Korea

Shinhan Card Develops Credit Evaluation Model for Foreigners in S. Korea

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — High Credit, in-house venture firm of Shinhan Card Co., announced on Thursday that it had developed a credit evaluation model for foreigners living in South Korea. The newly developed credit evaluation model has greatly increased the bank’s ability to differentiate risks by applying non-financial information through big data to [...]