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Industrial Output on the Rise Across All Sectors

Industrial Output on the Rise Across All Sectors

SEJONG, Aug. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s industrial output rose at the fastest pace in six months in July on gains in cars and electronic devices, government data showed Thursday. Production in the mining, manufacturing, gas and electricity industries climbed 1.9 percent on-month in July, turning around from a 0.5 percent on-month drop in [...]

Brexit to Send Shock Waves Through S. Korean Economy

Brexit to Send Shock Waves Through S. Korean Economy

SEOUL, June 26 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea has come under growing pressure to take more aggressive budgetary and monetary measures after Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, officials and experts here said Sunday. The unexpected move has added to global market uncertainties and is fueling financial sector turbulence that is adversely impacting Asia’s [...]

Record Breaking Household Debt, Real Ticking Bomb of Korean Economy

Record Breaking Household Debt, Real Ticking Bomb of Korean Economy

SEOUL, April 18 (Korea Bizwire) – Household loans extended by local banks rose at a fast clip in March due to a large increase in mortgage loans, central bank data showed Monday. Outstanding household loans extended by lenders here came to 649 trillion won (US$564.2 billion) as of end-March, up 4.9 trillion won from the [...]

‘Zombie Companies’ On the Rise, Weighing on Korean Economy

‘Zombie Companies’ On the Rise, Weighing on Korean Economy

SEOUL, Oct. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – A growing number of South Korean companies failed to generate enough operating profit to pay tax and interest payments on their debt, potentially raising downside risks in Asia’s fourth-largest economy, data showed Sunday. Out of 628 listed companies excluding financial firms, 34.9 percent of the companies failed to make [...]