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Hyundai, Kia’s Eco-friendly Vehicle Sales in U.S. More than Double in Aug.

Hyundai, Kia’s Eco-friendly Vehicle Sales in U.S. More than Double in Aug.

SEOUL, Sept. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Co. and its affiliate Kia Corp.’s environment friendly vehicle sales in the United States more than doubled in August compared with a year ago, led by solid demand for their hybrid sport utility vehicles, industry data showed Wednesday. Hyundai and Kia sold a combined 8,312 eco-friendly cars [...]

Samsung Signs Partnership with Louvre for Art Subscription Service on TV

Samsung Signs Partnership with Louvre for Art Subscription Service on TV

SEOUL, Sept. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday it has signed a partnership with the Louvre, the renowned art museum in Paris, to expand its art subscription service on TV amid the pandemic-driven stay-at-home trend. Under the deal, those who own Samsung’s Frame TV can now see some 40 famous art pieces [...]

KakaoBank’s Q2 Net Soars on Accelerated Loan Growth

KakaoBank’s Q2 Net Soars on Accelerated Loan Growth

SEOUL, Aug. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — KakaoBank Corp., a major South Korean digital-only bank, said Tuesday its net profit more than doubled in the second quarter from a year earlier, reporting robust earnings after it went public earlier this month. Net profit stood at 69.29 billion won (US$58.85 million) in the April-June period, compared with [...]

Korean Air Q2 Net Dips 20 pct on Weak Passenger Demand

Korean Air Q2 Net Dips 20 pct on Weak Passenger Demand

SEOUL, Aug. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean Air Lines Co., South Korea’s largest carrier, said Friday its second-quarter net profit dropped 20 percent from a year earlier as travel demand remained weak due to the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic. Its net profit reached 130 billion won (US$111 million) in the April-June period, compared with 162.4 billion [...]