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Ikea to Improve Accessibility Through E-commerce, City Center Stores: CEO

Ikea to Improve Accessibility Through E-commerce, City Center Stores: CEO

GOYANG, Apr. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Ikea Group’s CEO Jesper Brodin said Thursday the global furniture giant will move to improve accessibility to its services through expansion of online business and opening of stores in city centers. The company said it plans to launch an e-commerce channel in South Korea by August, nearly four years [...]

Hyundai Mobis to Test Semi-autonomous Vehicle in U.S. This Year

Hyundai Mobis to Test Semi-autonomous Vehicle in U.S. This Year

SEOUL, Apr. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Mobis Co., South Korea’s biggest auto parts maker, said Thursday it will test a self-driving vehicle in the United States this year, with an aim to mass-produce a semi-autonomous car in 2022. The company said it plans to start test driving a vehicle named M.BILLY on the motorways [...]

SK Unveils AI Solution for Reviewing Resumes

SK Unveils AI Solution for Reviewing Resumes

SEOUL, Apr. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Holdings Co. on Monday showcased a new human resources solution that utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) technology, allowing clients to simplify the process of reviewing resumes. The company said the program, “Aibril HR,” will be utilized by the local recruitment service provider Scout. Under the cooperation, the two companies [...]

GM Hints at Withdrawing Debt-for-equity Swap Plan for S. Korean Unit

GM Hints at Withdrawing Debt-for-equity Swap Plan for S. Korean Unit

SEOUL, Apr. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — U.S. automobile giant General Motors Co. hinted at possible willingness to withdraw the planned debt-for-equity swap for GM Korea Co., in an apparent bid to induce the state creditor to pump more cash into the financially-troubled South Korean unit, industry sources said Sunday. According to the sources, GM Executive [...]

LG Joins with Italian Furniture Firm for IoT Experience

LG Joins with Italian Furniture Firm for IoT Experience

SEOUL, Apr. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics Inc. said Friday it has joined forces with Italy-based furniture firm Natuzzi Group to jointly develop a smart home package boasting Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology. Under the arrangement, LG and Natuzzi will showcase smart home solutions at the Milano Design Week slated for later this month, including jointly [...]

KOTRA Signs MOU with Saudi Aramco to Enhance Biz Ties

KOTRA Signs MOU with Saudi Aramco to Enhance Biz Ties

SEOUL, Apr. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) said Wednesday it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest crude exporter, to enhance bilateral cooperation in energy, trade, investment and other fields. KOTRA said it expects the MOU signed at KOTRA’s headquarters in southern Seoul on [...]

LG Chem to Invest 239.4 bln Won in Joint Ventures with Chinese Firm

LG Chem to Invest 239.4 bln Won in Joint Ventures with Chinese Firm

SEOUL, Apr. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Chem Ltd., South Korea’s top chemicals company, said Wednesday that it has decided to invest 239.4 billion won (US$224.8 million) in two separate joint ventures with Huayou Cobalt Co., a Chinese supplier of the mineral. The deal underscored LG Chem’s efforts to secure a stable supply of cobalt, [...]

Kakao Taxi App Equipped with AI Function

Kakao Taxi App Equipped with AI Function

SEOUL, Apr. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Kakao Mobility, a South Korean firm that provides cab-hailing and driver-for-hire services, said Tuesday it has added an artificial intelligence (AI) function to its ride-hailing operation. The AI-based “smart call” was added to South Korea’s most popular cab-hailing app Kakao Taxi so that a user can request a driver [...]