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Gangwon Province Makes Efforts to Attract Foreign Investment

Gangwon Province Makes Efforts to Attract Foreign Investment

CHUNCHEON, March 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Gangwon Province is prolonging the effective period of the Real Estate Investment Immigration Act at the Alpensia resort in Pyeongchang. The Real Estate Investment Immigration Act was part of a strategy to attract foreign capital investment and successfully host the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. In 2011, Alpensia was designated as one [...]

Foreign Stock Ownership Falls below 30 Pct Level due to Sluggish Large-caps

Foreign Stock Ownership Falls below 30 Pct Level due to Sluggish Large-caps

SEOUL, July 1 (Korea Bizwire) – Foreign ownership of South Korean stocks has fallen below the 30-percent level for the first time in nearly four years as market heavyweights preferred by offshore investors underperformed small-caps this year, the nation’s bourse operator said Wednesday. The value of local stocks held by foreign investors was estimated at [...]

Korea to Offer More Incentives to Foreign Investors at Saemangeum Complex

Korea to Offer More Incentives to Foreign Investors at Saemangeum Complex

SEOUL, April 8 (Korea Bizwire) – To facilitate foreign investment in its Saemangeum project, the Korean government plans to ease related regulations concerning employment and usage of the land. On April 7, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and the Saemangeum Development Agency announced that a revised bill containing these changes had been approved. The [...]

49% of Incentive for Foreign Investments Given to KOTRA’s Own Employees

49% of Incentive for Foreign Investments Given to KOTRA’s Own Employees

SEOUL, Oct. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – In bringing about opposite results for its program to attract more foreign investment, the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) turned out to have given half of its incentives none other than to its employees, rather than granting it to the eligible outside candidates.   According to National Assemblyman Lee Chae-ik [...]