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Seoul Stocks Likely to Move in Tight Range Next Week: Analysts

Seoul Stocks Likely to Move in Tight Range Next Week: Analysts

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean stocks are likely to move in a tight range next week as investors weigh the outlook for third-quarter corporate earnings and the Federal Reserve’s signal over tapering of its timeline for stimulus, analysts said Saturday. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) closed at 3,015.06 points [...]

KOSPI Falls 6.9 pct in Q3, Marking 1st Quarterly Decline amid Pandemic

KOSPI Falls 6.9 pct in Q3, Marking 1st Quarterly Decline amid Pandemic

SEOUL, Oct. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s stock prices fell 6.91 percent on-quarter in the third quarter due to uncertainty over the U.S. tapering of asset purchases, marking the first quarterly decline since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, data showed Sunday. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) ended at 3,068.82 on [...]

KOSPI Valuation Hits Highest Level Since 2002

KOSPI Valuation Hits Highest Level Since 2002

SEOUL, June 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s main stock index hit the highest level in valuation since 2002, highlighting stock prices’ roller-coaster gains compared with the actual earnings of the pandemic-hit companies, analysts said Monday. The price-to-earnings ratio (PER) of the benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) stood at 25, the highest since [...]

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 [...]