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S. Korea’s IPO Market to Have Bumper Year in 2022 with Mega Deals: Analysts

S. Korea’s IPO Market to Have Bumper Year in 2022 with Mega Deals: Analysts

SEOUL, Jan. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s initial public offering (IPO) market is expected to have another bumper year in 2022 as a slew of companies, including battery maker LG Energy Solution, are planning for stock market debuts, analysts said Sunday. The amount of money raised via IPOs on the main and tech-heavy stock [...]

Corporate Capital Spending Forecast to Grow 3.6 pct in 2022

Corporate Capital Spending Forecast to Grow 3.6 pct in 2022

SEOUL, Dec. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s corporate capital spending is expected to expand nearly 4 percent in 2022 on a recovery in manufacturing activity and private consumption, a poll showed Wednesday. The survey of 3,700 big, midsize and small companies, taken by the state-run Korea Development Bank (KDB), showed their combined facility investments [...]

Semiconductor Market to Expand 25 pct in 2021, Grow Further in 2022: WSTS

Semiconductor Market to Expand 25 pct in 2021, Grow Further in 2022: WSTS

SEOUL, Aug. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The global semiconductor market is expected to expand 25.1 percent this year on the back of robust growth from the memory sector, a report from an industry tracker showed Wednesday, amid concerns of a slowdown in demand. World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS), a nonprofit organization of chipmakers, said the [...]

Higher Risk of Medical Infrastructure Paralysis in Post-COVID-19 Era

Higher Risk of Medical Infrastructure Paralysis in Post-COVID-19 Era

SEOUL, Jan. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent survey showed that disasters like the paralysis of public healthcare and IT infrastructure are expected to have a higher risk in the post-coronavirus era. The National Disaster Management Institute asked 100 disaster safety-related professionals to pick five disasters with a potential to be highly impacted by the [...]