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Foreign Purchases of Korean Securities at 12-yr High in 2021

Foreign Purchases of Korean Securities at 12-yr High in 2021

SEOUL, Jan. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreign investors’ net purchase of South Korean securities was the biggest in 12 years last year due largely to their buying spree of local bonds, central bank data showed Thursday. Foreigners bought a net US$38.71 billion worth of Korean securities last year, sharply up from $3.47 billion the previous [...]

Foreign Investors Snap Up Shares of Firm Founded by Presidential Candidate

Foreign Investors Snap Up Shares of Firm Founded by Presidential Candidate

SEOUL, Jan. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreign investors have been buying shares of the firm founded by Ahn Cheol-soo, the presidential candidate of the minor opposition People’s Party and the largest shareholder. According to the Korea Exchange, foreigners recorded net purchases of more than 170,000 shares of AhnLab Inc., South Korea’s biggest anti-virus software company, [...]

Seoul Bourse to Provide Capital Market Info in English

Seoul Bourse to Provide Capital Market Info in English

SEOUL, Jan. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s bourse operator said Sunday that it will launch a domestic capital market information portal in English this week to provide more information to foreign investors. The service, dubbed Market Data System, will be provided through the website starting Monday, the Korea Exchange (KRX) said. The KRX said [...]

S. Korea Offers Incentives to Attract Foreign Investors

S. Korea Offers Incentives to Attract Foreign Investors

SEOUL, Nov. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday offered incentives to attract foreign investors as South Korea kicked off its largest foreign investment forum meant to create new opportunities amid economic recovery during the pandemic. Invest Korea Week 2021, which runs through Friday, is expected to bring together 3,000 officials from major [...]

Foreign Investors’ Trading Volume Doubles After English-language Disclosure System Introduced

Foreign Investors’ Trading Volume Doubles After English-language Disclosure System Introduced

SEOUL, Aug. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The trading volume of foreign investors in shares of listed companies which introduced an English-language disclosure system starting from the fourth quarter of last year has more than doubled, the bourse operator said Wednesday. The Korea Exchange (KRX) has been providing the English-language translation service for the disclosures of [...]

Majority of Illegal Short Sellers are Foreigners, but Fines are Negligible

Majority of Illegal Short Sellers are Foreigners, but Fines are Negligible

SEOUL, Oct. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — A majority of investors who were discovered to have committed illegal short-selling turned out to be foreigners. However, the amount of fines levied on them was negligible. According to an analysis of the data that Rep. Kim Byung-wook from the ruling Democratic Party received from the Financial Services Commission, [...]