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Samsung Electronics Most Preferred Employer among College Students

Samsung Electronics Most Preferred Employer among College Students

SEOUL, Jul. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — College students again picked Samsung Electronics as the company they most want to work for, especially males, a tally from a job portal showed Friday. Job Korea surveyed 2,571 students enrolled in universities nationwide, and the results showed 17.7 percent of them wanted employment with the tech titan. Respondents [...]

S. Korean Women See Themselves Chubbier than They Are: Survey

S. Korean Women See Themselves Chubbier than They Are: Survey

SEOUL, Jul. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean women tend to consider themselves chubbier than they actually are while men are inclined to think the opposite, a survey showed Thursday. About 20 percent, or 5,002 women, of the 25,281 women polled said they are overweight, although they actually have normal body weight, according to the [...]

Foreign Ownership of Stocks Hit All-time High amid Sound Corporate Earnings: Data

Foreign Ownership of Stocks Hit All-time High amid Sound Corporate Earnings: Data

SEOUL, Jul. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreign ownership of South Korean stocks hit a record high recently, buttressed by sound corporate earnings and expectations of a global economic recovery, market data showed Thursday. The market capitalization of stocks held by foreigners stood at 602 trillion won (US$528 billion) as of Tuesday, the largest ever according [...]

Middle-aged Koreans Want to Work Longer for Stable Livelihoods after Retirement: Poll

Middle-aged Koreans Want to Work Longer for Stable Livelihoods after Retirement: Poll

SEOUL, Jul. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Middle-aged South Koreans want to work longer and believe they need about half of their present salaries to enjoy a stable life after retirement, a local business lobby said Wednesday. In a survey of 1,136 Koreans aged 40 or older, the Federation of Korean Industries’ Center for Large and [...]

Effective Corporate Tax Rate Remains at Around 16 pct for Past 7 years: Gov’t Data

Effective Corporate Tax Rate Remains at Around 16 pct for Past 7 years: Gov’t Data

SEOUL, Jul. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s effective corporate tax rate has remained at around 16 percent since 2010 due to various deductions and exemptions despite the nominal corporate tax rate marked at 22 percent, government data showed Wednesday. The effective corporate tax rate was 16.6 percent last year, up 0.5 percent from the [...]

S. Korea Ranks 2nd among Emerging Markets in Stock Purchases by Foreigners in H1: Data

S. Korea Ranks 2nd among Emerging Markets in Stock Purchases by Foreigners in H1: Data

SEOUL, Jul. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea ranked second among emerging economies in the amount of stocks purchased by foreign investors during the first six months this year, market data showed Tuesday. Foreigners net bought US$9 billion worth of South Korean stocks during the January-June period, the second largest only after Taiwan’s $9.4 billion, [...]