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Lotte Invests Cumulative $4 bln in U.S.

Lotte Invests Cumulative $4 bln in U.S.

SEOUL, May 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Lotte Group, South Korea’s retail-to-chemicals conglomerate, has been accelerating its move to tap deeper into the United States, the world’s largest economy, with its cumulative investments reaching some US$4 billion in production facilities and other areas, industry sources said Tuesday. In its latest investment, Lotte Chemical Corp., the group’s [...]

Singapore-based Swingvy Draws US$7 Million from Samsung-led Investors

Singapore-based Swingvy Draws US$7 Million from Samsung-led Investors

SEOUL, May 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Swingvy, a Singapore-based human resource platform company, said Friday it has raised US$7 million from a group of investors led by South Korean tech giant Samsung’s venture capital investment arm. Swingvy said it has raised the investment in a Series A round of funding led by Samsung Venture Investment [...]

Samsung to Invest 133 tln Won by 2030 to Expand Non-memory, Foundry Biz

Samsung to Invest 133 tln Won by 2030 to Expand Non-memory, Foundry Biz

SEOUL, Apr. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday it will invest 133 trillion won (US$115.7 billion) by 2030 to expand its non-memory and foundry business to take the top spot in the high-tech and lucrative sector. The world’s largest memory chip maker announced measures to develop the semiconductor ecosystem with increased investment [...]

SK Innovation to Spend 430 bln Won on LiBS Plant in Poland

SK Innovation to Spend 430 bln Won on LiBS Plant in Poland

SEOUL, Mar. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Innovation Co., South Korea’s largest refiner by sales, said Wednesday that it will invest 430 billion won (US$380 million) to build a lithium-ion battery separator (LiBS) plant in Poland, in a bid to meet growing demand for electric vehicle batteries. The company, also a major EV battery maker, [...]

Hyundai, Kia to Invest $300 mln in Indian Ride-hailing Firm

Hyundai, Kia to Invest $300 mln in Indian Ride-hailing Firm

SEOUL, Mar. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Co. and its affiliate, Kia Motors Corp., will invest a combined 338.4 billion won (US$300 million) in India’s biggest ride-hailing firm, Ola, in their single biggest investment ever, Hyundai said Tuesday. Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors will invest $240 million and $60 million, respectively, in Ola to [...]

Incheon Airport to Invest 4.2 tln Won in Expansion, Upgrades by 2023

Incheon Airport to Invest 4.2 tln Won in Expansion, Upgrades by 2023

SEOUL, Dec. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Incheon International Airport Corp. said Thursday it will invest 4.2 trillion won (US$3.7 billion) to build a fourth runway and expand facilities by 2023. The airport began operations in 2001 and opened its second terminal in January to meet rapid air passenger growth. It currently handles 72 million travelers [...]

SK Innovation to Invest 1.14 tln Won in U.S. Battery Plant

SK Innovation to Invest 1.14 tln Won in U.S. Battery Plant

SEOUL, Nov. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Innovation Co., South Korea’s top energy-chemical business, said Monday that it will invest 1.14 trillion won (US$1.01 billion) to build an electric vehicle (EV) battery plant in the United States. The company said it has decided to construct the 9.8 gigawatt-hour capacity battery plant in the city of [...]

Softbank Pledges US$2 Bln Investment in Coupang

Softbank Pledges US$2 Bln Investment in Coupang

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Japanese software giant Softbank Group Corp.’s chairman, Masayoshi Son, a third-generation Korean-Japanese most widely known by his Korean name “Son Jeong-ui” here, has reportedly decided to invest US$2 billion in Coupang, leaving experts seeking an explanation as to Son’s great interest in the Korean e-commerce website. Meanwhile, other competing [...]