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How CJ Became Ousted President’s Least Favorite Conglomerate With its Liberal Content

How CJ Became Ousted President’s Least Favorite Conglomerate With its Liberal Content

SEOUL, March 29 (Korea Bizwire) – The Park Geun-hye administration’s rule, which collapsed with its leader’s impeachment, was not the best of times for CJ, a major food and media conglomerate in South Korea. A year and half after President Park took office in 2013, CJ Vice Chairwoman Lee Mi-kyung (who was the de facto [...]

Corporate Watchdog Slaps 1.8 bln-won Fine on Lotte, Shilla Duty-free Shops

Corporate Watchdog Slaps 1.8 bln-won Fine on Lotte, Shilla Duty-free Shops

SEJONG, March 29 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s corporate watchdog said Wednesday that it has imposed a combined 1.8 billion-won (US$1.6 million) fine on two duty-free shop operators — Lotte and Shilla — for colluding on discount events. Hotel Lotte Co., the operator of the country’s biggest Lotte Duty Free, and Hotel Shilla Co., the [...]

Korean Petrochemicals Firms Accelerating Overseas Push

Korean Petrochemicals Firms Accelerating Overseas Push

SEOUL, March 29 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean petrochemicals firms, led by LG Chem Ltd., are seeking to diversify their export destinations and establish more overseas production facilities, in a bid to reduce their dependence on China, industry sources said Wednesday.  According to the sources, LG Chem, the country’s No. 1 player in the chemicals [...]

Cosmetics Export to China Soars in Jan-Feb Despite THAAD Row: Data

Cosmetics Export to China Soars in Jan-Feb Despite THAAD Row: Data

SEOUL, March 29 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s export of cosmetics products to China jumped in the first two months of this year from a year earlier, industry data showed Wednesday, underscoring solid gains in trade despite the trade row between Beijing and Seoul over a U.S. anti-missile system.  The outbound shipments of cosmetics goods [...]

Loopholes in Security of IoT Devices

Loopholes in Security of IoT Devices

SEOUL, March 28 (Korea Bizwire) – Reports of security breach threats to Internet of Things (IoT) devices have tripled over the last year, according the Korea Internet & Security Agency. The KISA said yesterday that a total of 362 complaints were filed regarding security concerns, jumping 280 percent from last year’s 130. Reports of security vulnerability [...]