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Samsung Confirms Additional $8 bln Investment into Xian-based Chip Plant

Samsung Confirms Additional $8 bln Investment into Xian-based Chip Plant

SEOUL, Dec. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. will invest an additional US$8 billion into its memory chip plant in Xian, China, officials confirmed Thursday, as the South Korean tech giant further expands its presence in the world’s second largest economy. According to Chinese media and Xian’s municipal government, Kang Bong-yong, a Samsung Electronics [...]

Hyundai to Invest 61 tln Won in Core, Mobility Biz by 2025

Hyundai to Invest 61 tln Won in Core, Mobility Biz by 2025

SEOUL, Dec. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea’s largest carmaker by sales, said Wednesday it will invest 61 trillion won (US$51 billion) in its core automobile and future mobility businesses by 2025. The decision is designed to enhance the competitiveness of its existing car manufacturing business and generate new business opportunities by [...]

SK Joins Hands with Chinese Investment Firm to Create 1 tln Won Fund

SK Joins Hands with Chinese Investment Firm to Create 1 tln Won Fund

SEOUL, Dec. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean energy and telecom conglomerate SK Group plans to join hands with  Chinese private equity firm Hillhouse Capital Group to create a mutual fund worth 1 trillion won (US$843 million) for investment in the Chinese food industry. SK China, SK’s Chinese unit, held a board meeting recently and passed [...]

Korean App Market ONE Store Eyes Global Alliance to Compete with Google

Korean App Market ONE Store Eyes Global Alliance to Compete with Google

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — In the mobile application store business where only a few IT giants dominate the global market, it takes herculean efforts for newcomers to overcome the high entry barriers and make their presence known to industry players. To survive in the market monopolized by Google’s Play Store for Android devices [...]

Department Stores Target Big Spenders with Tailored Services

Department Stores Target Big Spenders with Tailored Services

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Big-spending customers are a prime target for car companies, luxury brands, department stores and most other businesses as their purchasing can make up a huge portion of their revenues. South Korea’s department stores are elevating their VIP shopping experience by refurbishing their outlets, expanding their VIP concierge services and [...]

LG Electronics Buys into U.S. Laundry Startup

LG Electronics Buys into U.S. Laundry Startup

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s LG Electronics Inc. said Friday it recently purchased a stake in U.S. laundry startup Washlava and supplied it with washing machines and dryers. LG Electronics, however, didn’t disclose the level of its interest in the Tampa-based company, which operates smartphone-exclusive laundromats, or the amount invested. The electronics [...]