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IPOs in S. Korea Scoop Up Investor Money This Year

IPOs in S. Korea Scoop Up Investor Money This Year

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean investors have poured a huge amount of money into initial public offerings (IPO) this year amid ample liquidity, industry sources said Monday. Investor deposits for IPO subscription in Asia’s fourth-largest economy came to 150.9 trillion won (US$134 billion) between January and last week, about 1.5 times the [...]

S. Korean Stock Investors Swoop on Tesla in H2

S. Korean Stock Investors Swoop on Tesla in H2

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Electric vehicle leader Tesla Motors Inc. has been South Korean investors’ most-bought issue among foreign shares since July amid an overseas stock buying craze here, data showed Wednesday. Domestic investors bought a net US$1.56 trillion won worth of Tesla shares between July 1 and Tuesday, according to the data [...]

Investors Undergo Strict Virus Screening at Samsung’s Shareholder Meeting

Investors Undergo Strict Virus Screening at Samsung’s Shareholder Meeting

SUWON, March 18 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s largest memory chip and smartphone maker, on Wednesday held its annual shareholders’ meeting here with strict health checks amid the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country. Samsung said only about 400 individual shareholders attended the meeting at a convention center in Suwon, [...]

Investors Rush for Stock Funds amid Market Crash, Hoping for Rebound

Investors Rush for Stock Funds amid Market Crash, Hoping for Rebound

SEOUL, March 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Investors injected more cash into equity funds as they expect a market rebound following volatility caused by the spreading coronavirus outbreak, data showed Monday. According to data compiled by market tracker FnGuide, the average yield of 961 domestic stock investment funds with a net asset value of 1 billion [...]

Investors Pour Money into Short-term Funds amid Uncertainty

Investors Pour Money into Short-term Funds amid Uncertainty

SEOUL, March 10 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean investors are scrambling to pour their money into short-term investment funds amid greater stock market volatility stemming from the coronavirus outbreak, data showed Tuesday. The net asset value of money market funds (MMFs) stood at 143.6 trillion won (US$119 billion) as of end-February, up 15.2 trillion won [...]

Investors Rush to Purchase Foreign Shares of U.S. Tech Giants

Investors Rush to Purchase Foreign Shares of U.S. Tech Giants

SEOUL, Feb. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — The craze over purchasing foreign stocks continues among South Korean investors. A rush to buy shares in U.S. tech giants such as Apple Inc. and Tesla Motors Inc. led the craze over purchasing foreign stocks. The Korea Securities Depository reported the value of foreign stock transactions (both buy and [...]

Investors Park More Money in Overseas Funds in Search of High Returns

Investors Park More Money in Overseas Funds in Search of High Returns

SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s overseas investment funds almost doubled in terms of net asset value to account for nearly 30 percent of the country’s investment funds last year, as investors bet on higher yields outside the bearish domestic market, data showed Tuesday. According to the data by the Korea Financial Investment [...]