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KRX to Tighten Rules on Maximum Per-Case Stock Trading

KRX to Tighten Rules on Maximum Per-Case Stock Trading

SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The maximum possible number of shares investors can purchase in a single order will be reduced starting next week to prevent fat-finger errors, the local bourse operator said Wednesday. Investors will be allowed to buy a maximum of 1 percent of a firm’s total shares per order starting Monday, [...]

Foreigners Continue Buying Spree of S. Korean Shares amid Solid Earnings: KRX

Foreigners Continue Buying Spree of S. Korean Shares amid Solid Earnings: KRX

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreigners have net bought more than 2.2 trillion won (US$2 billion) worth of South Korean stocks this year in continuation of their buying spree from 2017, the Korea Exchange (KRX) said Tuesday, amid strong performance by local firms. Offshore investors acquired listed shares valued at 10.2 trillion won last [...]

More Harm Than Good: Korean Companies Start Delisting

More Harm Than Good: Korean Companies Start Delisting

SEOUL, May 11 (Korea Bizwire) – A rising number of Korean companies are voluntarily delisting. The simple logic: there’s more harm than good for companies that remain public. According to the Korea Exchange (KRX), Kyungnam Energy will go through liquidation proceedings and be delisted on May 19. The company’s biggest shareholder, Kyungnam Tech, requested the voluntary [...]

S. Korean Firms Mull Over Corporate Disclosures in English

S. Korean Firms Mull Over Corporate Disclosures in English

SEOUL, March 15 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean conglomerates are considering revealing their key management decisions and other information in English to better communicate with foreign investors and help with their investment decisions, industry sources said Tuesday. On Monday, the Korea Exchange (KRX) said it will ask some 170 companies listed on the country’s main bourse, [...]

S. Korea’s ETN Market Sees Meteoric Growth in First Year of Debut

S. Korea’s ETN Market Sees Meteoric Growth in First Year of Debut

SEOUL, Nov. 9 (Yonhap) – The exchange traded notes (ETN) market in South Korea has grown exponentially since its debut on the local stock market a year ago on the back of robust demand for less risky investment, the country’s main bourse operator said Monday. The average daily turnover of ETNs reached 42.1 billion won [...]

S. Korea Eyes Listing of Foreign ETFs on Local Bourse

S. Korea Eyes Listing of Foreign ETFs on Local Bourse

SEOUL, Oct. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean bourse operator said Monday that it will seek to lure overseas exchange traded funds (ETFs) into the local stock market in order to meet rising demand for overseas direct investment by locals. An ETF refers to an investment fund traded on stock exchanges and represents a [...]