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LG Energy Solution Says U.S. Battery Probe Involves No Additional Issues

LG Energy Solution Says U.S. Battery Probe Involves No Additional Issues

SEOUL, April 6 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Energy Solution Ltd.(LGES) said Wednesday the U.S. auto safety agency’s probe into its batteries is a “follow-up procedure” to the recent recalls of electric vehicles made with LG products, stressing that it does not involve any additional issues. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Tuesday [...]

Antitrust Regulator Launches Probe into Coupang for Alleged False Reviews

Antitrust Regulator Launches Probe into Coupang for Alleged False Reviews

SEOUL, March 23 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s antitrust regulator will investigate e-commerce giant Coupang Inc., suspected of mobilizing employees to post false reviews on private brand (PB) products for more exposure and to attract customers, industry sources said Tuesday. Civic groups had filed reports with the Fair Trade Commission (FTC) about the suspected act [...]

Gov’t to Conduct Probe into Workplace Culture at Naver Following Employee Suicide

Gov’t to Conduct Probe into Workplace Culture at Naver Following Employee Suicide

SEOUL, June 9 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Employment and Labor said Tuesday that it will conduct a special investigation of Naver Corp., the operator of the country’s No. 1 internet portal, following the suspected suicide of an employee who left a message implying workplace bullying. The special probe will be launched on Wednesday [...]

K-pop Soloist BoA Questioned over Alleged Smuggling of Sleeping Drug

K-pop Soloist BoA Questioned over Alleged Smuggling of Sleeping Drug

SEOUL, Dec. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — K-pop singer BoA has been quizzed over allegations of smuggling in psychotropic drugs, sources said Thursday. The Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office called in the 34-year-old singer on Wednesday for questioning over suspicions of trying to bring in drugs, including Zolpidem, a prescription drug that induces sleep, from Japan [...]

Antitrust Watchdog to Review Google’s Competition Violation This Year

Antitrust Watchdog to Review Google’s Competition Violation This Year

SEOUL, Oct. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – The head of South Korea’s fair trade watchdog said Thursday her agency will review one of two ongoing probes into Google Inc.’s market competition violations. Since 2016, the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) has been investigating Google over allegations that it obstructed local smartphone makers from using operating systems [...]