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Regulator Takes Action Against Nissan, Porsche over False Emissions Info

Regulator Takes Action Against Nissan, Porsche over False Emissions Info

SEJONG, Oct. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s antitrust regulator said Sunday it has decided to order Nissan Motor Corp., Porsche AG and their two Korean units to take corrective steps for falsified information over gas emissions of their diesel cars. Nissan Motor, Nissan Korea, Porsche and Porsche Korea are alleged to have stated false [...]

Regulator to Vet Unfair Biz Activity by Online Platforms

Regulator to Vet Unfair Biz Activity by Online Platforms

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s antitrust regulator said Friday it will closely look into unfair business activity by online platform giants here amid their increased market dominance, apparently targeting Naver Corp. and Kakao Corp. Concerns have mounted that powerful online platform operators have abused their dominant market status and engaged in unfair [...]

2 Internet-only Bank Permits Can be Granted Next May: Regulator

2 Internet-only Bank Permits Can be Granted Next May: Regulator

SEOUL, Dec. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The financial regulator said Sunday it can give preliminary approval to two Internet-only banks in May next year, but hinted that only one group could receive approval if another group is unsuccessful. Two Internet-only banks — K-Bank and Kakao Bank — were launched last year, challenging traditional banks in [...]

Tech Firms Could Become Top Shareholder of Internet-only Bank: Regulator

Tech Firms Could Become Top Shareholder of Internet-only Bank: Regulator

SEOUL, Aug. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The head of the financial regulator said Tuesday that technology firms could become a top shareholder of an Internet-only bank as the government moves to ease regulations on Web-only banks’ ownership structure. Under the current banking law, a nonfinancial firm is banned from owning 4 percent of voting stocks [...]

Financial Regulator Vows Flexible Rules to Help Fintech Industry Growth

Financial Regulator Vows Flexible Rules to Help Fintech Industry Growth

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The head of the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) said Thursday the regulator seeks to build an innovation-friendly financial environment to help the growth of the financial technology industry. Choe Heung-sik, governor of the FSS, made the remarks during a conference in Seoul to debate how best the financial industry [...]