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WeWork Expects Double-digit Growth in S. Korea Despite Pandemic

WeWork Expects Double-digit Growth in S. Korea Despite Pandemic

SEOUL, April 14 (Korea Bizwire) — U.S.-based coworking space provider WeWork expects double-digit growth in South Korea this year on strong demand from corporate customers despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the chief of its South Korean unit has said. WeWork Korea posted 20 percent on-year growth in sales last year, helped by restructuring and growing demand [...]

Foreign IBs Up S. Korea’s 2021 Growth Outlook to 3.6 pct

Foreign IBs Up S. Korea’s 2021 Growth Outlook to 3.6 pct

SEOUL, March 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Major global investment banks (IBs) have revised up their forecasts for South Korea’s 2021 economic growth for the third consecutive month amid growing expectations for a recovery, a report showed Tuesday. As of end-February, nine major global IBs, including Barclays, BoA-Merrill Lynch and Citi, forecast Asia’s fourth-largest economy to [...]

Foreign IBs Raise S. Korea’s 2021 Growth Outlook

Foreign IBs Raise S. Korea’s 2021 Growth Outlook

SEOUL, Jan. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Several foreign investment banks (IBs) have revised up their forecasts for South Korea’s 2021 economic growth following the economy’s relatively good performance last year, a report showed Wednesday. Out of six foreign IBs and one research institute that published reports on Asia’s fourth-largest economy Tuesday, three upgraded their growth [...]

Major Foreign IBs Revise Up S. Korea’s 2021 Growth Outlook

Major Foreign IBs Revise Up S. Korea’s 2021 Growth Outlook

SEOUL, Jan. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Major foreign investment banks (IBs) have slightly raised their forecasts for South Korea’s economic growth for 2021 despite the coronavirus pandemic, a report showed Thursday. As of end-December, nine major global IBs, including Barclays and Goldman Sachs, forecast the South Korean economy to grow 3.4 percent this year, up [...]

Major Foreign IBs Cut S. Korea’s Growth Outlook on Virus Resurgence

Major Foreign IBs Cut S. Korea’s Growth Outlook on Virus Resurgence

SEOUL, Oct. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Major foreign investment banks (IBs) have downgraded their forecasts for South Korea’s economic growth following the resurgence of the coronavirus here, a report showed Monday. As of end-September, nine major global IBs, including Barclays and Goldman Sachs, forecast Asia’s fourth-largest economy to shrink 1.4 percent this year, compared with [...]

OECD Raises S. Korea’s 2020 Growth Outlook

OECD Raises S. Korea’s 2020 Growth Outlook

SEJONG, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s economy is likely to shrink less than expected this year thanks to its successful response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said Tuesday. In its latest report on South Korea, the Paris-based club of major economies predicted Asia’s fourth-largest economy will [...]

S. Korea Cuts 2015 Growth Outlook to 3.1 pct

S. Korea Cuts 2015 Growth Outlook to 3.1 pct

SEJONG, Jun. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea lowered its 2015 economic growth outlook to 3.1 percent Thursday, citing slumping exports and the negative impact of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak on Asia’s fourth-largest economy. The revised estimate represents a drop from the 3.8 percent gain predicted late last year and is lower [...]