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Consumer Prices Poised to Hit Record Low Growth in 2019

Consumer Prices Poised to Hit Record Low Growth in 2019

SEOUL, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s consumer price growth is anticipated to hit a record low level this year due mainly to declines in prices of agricultural and petroleum products, market watchers said Sunday. South Korea’s consumer prices inched up 0.5 percent over the January-August period, marking the lowest figure since Statistics Korea [...]

Shipyards Set to Miss Annual Targets amid Slump

Shipyards Set to Miss Annual Targets amid Slump

SEOUL, Aug. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean shipbuilders are anticipated to miss their annual order targets in 2019 amid the drawn-out U.S.-China trade dispute and the global economic slowdown, industry watchers said Sunday. The country’s top three shipyards — Hyundai Heavy Industries Group, Samsung Heavy Industries Co. and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. [...]

S. Korean Chipmakers to Face Prolonged Downturn amid Trade War

S. Korean Chipmakers to Face Prolonged Downturn amid Trade War

SEOUL, Jun. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean chipmakers may wish they were undergoing the bottom of the memory chip down cycle in the second quarter before entering a recovery mode later this year, but it seems like they have to deal with unfavorable business conditions longer than expected due to prolonged global trade tension. [...]

Global Chip Industry to Grow 2.6 pct in 2019: Report

Global Chip Industry to Grow 2.6 pct in 2019: Report

SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The global semiconductor industry is expected to expand 2.6 percent on-year in 2018 on steady demand, despite an end to a super boom in the memory chip segment, a report showed Monday. According to the recent report from market researcher Gartner, sales of the world chip industry are projected [...]