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Lotte to Invest Additional $300 Million into Chinese Operations

Lotte to Invest Additional $300 Million into Chinese Operations

SEOUL, Aug. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s retail giant Lotte said Thursday it will inject another $300 million into its hypermarket chain in China, which is bearing the brunt of Beijing’s apparent economic retaliation over Seoul’s deployment of a U.S. missile defense system. Lotte Mart, the operator of the group’s hypermarket chain, said Lotte [...]

FTC to Strengthen Financial Punishment against Intra-group Trading

FTC to Strengthen Financial Punishment against Intra-group Trading

SEJONG, May 25 (Korea Bizwire) — The nominee of South Korea’s corporate watchdog said Wednesday that the government will strengthen punishments against “funneling of business” practices within conglomerates as he pushes forward his pledge to establish fair trade. “It is necessary to intensify financial sanctions such as increasing fines against illegal intra-group trading,” Kim Sang-jo, [...]

Asset Size of S. Korea’s Top 4 Biz Groups Expands 30 pct in 5 yrs

Asset Size of S. Korea’s Top 4 Biz Groups Expands 30 pct in 5 yrs

SEOUL, May 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Asset size of South Korea’s top four business conglomerates grew by more than 30 percent over the past five years, a corporate information provider said Sunday. Data provided by Chaebul.com showed combined assets of Samsung, Hyundai Motor, SK and LG stood at 864.9 trillion won as of end 2016, [...]

Antitrust Regulator to Scrutinize 4 Major Conglomerates: Nominee

Antitrust Regulator to Scrutinize 4 Major Conglomerates: Nominee

SEOUL, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The nominee to head South Korea’s antitrust regulator pledged Thursday to scrutinize four major conglomerates as he seeks to establish fair competition in Asia’s fourth-largest economy. “I will assess issues related to the four major groups in a more thorough manner when the Fair Trade Commission implements laws,” Kim [...]

Quick Rise to the Top for Children of Top Conglomerate Families

Quick Rise to the Top for Children of Top Conglomerate Families

SEOUL, Feb. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – Business evaluation website CEO Score revealed Wednesday how quickly children from Korea’s top conglomerate families move up the ladder, taking an average of 4.9 years until they nab an executive title from when they start working – a significant fast-track forward given the fact that it typically takes roughly [...]

Business World in Suspense from Presidential Scandal

Business World in Suspense from Presidential Scandal

SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Routine year-end corporate activities have been suspended this year as CEOs await a prosecutorial investigation over a presidential scandal, delaying reshuffles for next year’s business planning and bonus payments, corporate sources said Tuesday.  At Samsung, the reshuffle of executive-level officers, usually carried out on the first Tuesday of December, [...]

S. Korean Conglomerates Hire Less despite More Assets: Data

S. Korean Conglomerates Hire Less despite More Assets: Data

SEOUL, Oct. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s 10 biggest companies have contributed less to the nation’s employment sector, although their assets have grown, data showed Sunday.  According to the data compiled by market researcher Chaebol.com, their assets totaled 1,144.4 trillion won (US$1,000 billion) last year. This accounts for 27.22 percent of all assets for [...]

Are the Big 2 – Hyundai and Samsung – Still too Big to Fail?

Are the Big 2 – Hyundai and Samsung – Still too Big to Fail?

SEOUL, Oct. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Korea’s businesses are on edge. With Korean industrial stalwarts Samsung Electronics and Hyundai Motor both facing existential crises, other major players are beginning to see their growth engines weaken. On October 19, the Korea Economic Research Institute (KERI) suggested that on-year increase in sales at the nation’s top 500 [...]