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Samsung Confirms Additional $8 bln Investment into Xian-based Chip Plant

Samsung Confirms Additional $8 bln Investment into Xian-based Chip Plant

SEOUL, Dec. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. will invest an additional US$8 billion into its memory chip plant in Xian, China, officials confirmed Thursday, as the South Korean tech giant further expands its presence in the world’s second largest economy. According to Chinese media and Xian’s municipal government, Kang Bong-yong, a Samsung Electronics [...]

Hyundai to Invest 61 tln Won in Core, Mobility Biz by 2025

Hyundai to Invest 61 tln Won in Core, Mobility Biz by 2025

SEOUL, Dec. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea’s largest carmaker by sales, said Wednesday it will invest 61 trillion won (US$51 billion) in its core automobile and future mobility businesses by 2025. The decision is designed to enhance the competitiveness of its existing car manufacturing business and generate new business opportunities by [...]

ESG, SRI Investment on the Rise in S. Korea

ESG, SRI Investment on the Rise in S. Korea

SEOUL, Dec. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s social responsibility investment (SRI) market is growing rapidly due to interest in investments that place importance on the environment, social responsibility, and governance (ESG). Asset management firms have steadily introduced related funds this year as SRI has grown in importance and the market is expected to expand [...]

Hyundai Card to Launch First Overseas Operation in Vietnam

Hyundai Card to Launch First Overseas Operation in Vietnam

SEOUL, Oct. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Card, a leading credit card issuer in South Korea, has agreed to launch a joint venture in Vietnam in its first direct overseas investment, the company said Tuesday. The company has signed an agreement to purchase a 50 percent stake in Vietnam’s Finance Company Limited for Community (FCCOM) [...]

Hyundai Mobis to Invest $50 mln in U.S. Auto Sensor Firm

Hyundai Mobis to Invest $50 mln in U.S. Auto Sensor Firm

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Mobis Co., South Korea’s biggest auto parts maker, said Wednesday it will invest US$50 million in a U.S. light detection and ranging (LiDAR) company for autonomous driving technologies. Hyundai Mobis has recently partnered with Velodyne Lidar, a world-leading LiDAR sensors provider, in order to mass-produce Level 3 autonomous [...]