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Conglomerates Rushing to Bolster Hotel Businesses

Conglomerates Rushing to Bolster Hotel Businesses

SEOUL, Jul. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean conglomerates are scrambling to bolster their hotel businesses or build new hotels as part of efforts to achieve positive synergy for their flagship businesses, industry sources said Wednesday. Shinsegae Chosun Hotel Inc., the accommodation arm of retail giant Shinsegae Group, plans to open a boutique hotel with [...]

Conglomerates Cash in on Lucrative Pet Industry

Conglomerates Cash in on Lucrative Pet Industry

SEOUL, May 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Large Korean conglomerates such as Shinsegae, Lotte and CJ are expanding their offerings in the pet industry by catering to growing market demand. The companies have opened professional pet shops that provide a comprehensive array of products and services, from pet food and grooming services to even lodging for [...]

Stricter Rules Eyed for ‘Unfair’ Deals Favoring Firms Run by Chaebol Founding Family Members

Stricter Rules Eyed for ‘Unfair’ Deals Favoring Firms Run by Chaebol Founding Family Members

SEJONG, Apr. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s corporate watchdog said Tuesday that the revised enforcement ordinance of anti-trust laws will restrict deals that favor companies owned by the founding family members of large businesses. The change that will come into force soon aims to prevent arrangements that give unfair advantages to certain firms and [...]

Conglomerates Cut Back on Donations for Second Year

Conglomerates Cut Back on Donations for Second Year

SEOUL, April 2 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s top 10 conglomerates reduced their donations for the second consecutive year in 2017 despite their increased operating profit, data showed Monday. An analysis by corporate tracker Chaebul.com showed the donations by the leading business groups fell 13.3 percent from 2016 to 836.1 billion won (US$786.54 million) last year. [...]

Conglomerates Cut Back on Charity Donations Despite Better Profits

Conglomerates Cut Back on Charity Donations Despite Better Profits

SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Charity donations by leading conglomerates have shrunk more than 13 percent in 2017 from last year despite business profits fattening their pockets, data showed Wednesday. Donation cuts by Samsung Group were the most striking, according to the data provided by corporate management tracker CEO Score. Samsung Electronics reduced its [...]

Foreign Ownership of Top 10 Group Shares Sinks 4.6 pct over Past Month

Foreign Ownership of Top 10 Group Shares Sinks 4.6 pct over Past Month

SEOUL, Aug. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreign ownership of listed firms belonging to South Korea’s top 10 conglomerates tumbled nearly 4.6 percent over the past month amid a market correction, data showed Monday. Offshore investors held a combined 349.2 trillion won (US$310 billion) worth of shares in 95 listed firms of the leading business groups [...]

Top 30 Groups Suffer Sales Drop, Higher Costs Over 6 years

Top 30 Groups Suffer Sales Drop, Higher Costs Over 6 years

SEOUL, Aug. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s top 30 conglomerates have seen their sales growth and profitability worsen over the past six years amid increased costs, a report showed Thursday. Per capita sales of 164 listed companies belonging to the leading business groups fell at an annual average rate of 1.8 percent between 2011 [...]

S. Korean Conglomerates Still Lack Transparency in Governance

S. Korean Conglomerates Still Lack Transparency in Governance

SEJONG, Dec. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s big businesses still lack transparency in their governance as owner families still have a strong grip on influence without seats on the board of directors through cross-ownership, the state corporate watchdog said Thursday.  The percentage of owners or their relatives who are listed as board members of [...]