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Children of Chaebol Owners Control 100 Billion Won Worth of Stocks

Children of Chaebol Owners Control 100 Billion Won Worth of Stocks

SEOUL, Oct. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – Scores of children of the owners of nine conglomerates in South Korea have more than 100 billion won (US$88.2 million) worth of stocks in related companies, government data showed Thursday, amid the owners preferring the early transfer of assets to their offspring to reduce inheritance tax down the road. The amount [...]

LG Group Rules Out Producing Its Own Electric Cars

LG Group Rules Out Producing Its Own Electric Cars

SEOUL, Sept. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Group, which has been aggressively expanding its presence in the vehicle components sector, made clear it is not moving to build electric vehicles (EVs), industry sources said Thursday. “We are not even considering manufacturing a complete vehicle,” an LG Group official stressed. Industry watchers have been speculating that [...]

LG Group, KT Announce Withdrawal of Membership from FKI

LG Group, KT Announce Withdrawal of Membership from FKI

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – LG Group and KT Corp. on Tuesday announced their withdrawal of membership from the Federation of Korean Industries (FKI), becoming two of the first major conglomerates to do so following the influence-peddling scandal involving President Park Geun-hye and her close friend Choi Soon-sil. The announcements came after the FKI, [...]

Chaebol’s System Integrators Hike Internal Deals in 2014

Chaebol’s System Integrators Hike Internal Deals in 2014

SEOUL, April 27 (Korea Bizwire) — System integrators affiliated with South Korea’s family-run business groups increased internal transactions in 2014 despite the government’s efforts to curb excessive groupwide trades, data showed Monday. Internal transactions of the top 20 system integration subsidiaries of the family-run conglomerates, locally called chaebol, came to 8.36 trillion won (US$7.74 billion) [...]

Chaebol Families, Celebrities Punished for Illegal FX Trading

Chaebol Families, Celebrities Punished for Illegal FX Trading

SEOUL, March 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s financial watchdog has imposed sanctions on relatives of big name companies and celebrities for engaging in illegal foreign exchange trading worth US$40 million, officials said Friday. The Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) decided to issue warnings against 39 individuals including LG Group Chairman Koo Bon-moo’s sister and Lee Soo-man, the [...]