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Court Backs Merger of Two Samsung Units

Court Backs Merger of Two Samsung Units

SEOUL, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – A Seoul court ruled Thursday in favor of Samsung C&T Corp. and found its 2015 merger with another affiliate was lawful. The Seoul Central District Court turned down the request from Ilsung Pharmaceutical Co., a former major stakeholder of Samsung C&T, to nullify the merger with Cheil Industries Inc. The controversial merger of the two Samsung units was seen as part of the group’s succession plan for its heir Lee Jae-yong [...]

Environmental Groups Call for Greater Regulation of Conglomerates’ Coal-Powered Plants.

Environmental Groups Call for Greater Regulation of Conglomerates’ Coal-Powered Plants.

SEOUL, Oct. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Environmental groups called for increased government regulations on privately owned coal-fired power plants’ claims that their coal plants are eco-friendly and provide clean energy. Greenpeace and the Green Consumer Network in Korea said that they presented a petition to the Anti-Corruption and Civil-Rights commission to regulate Posco Energy, SK [...]

S. Korean Firms Celebrate Power Plant Completion in Chile

S. Korean Firms Celebrate Power Plant Completion in Chile

SEOUL, May 29 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean consortium has held a ceremony to mark the completion of a gas-fired combined cycle plant in Antofagasta, Chile, that will supply electricity to BHP Billiton Ltd.’s copper mine. Samsung Engineering Co., a construction unit of Samsung Group, celebrated the opening of the 517 megawatt plant Friday [...]

Samsung Apartments Equipped with Anti-Fine Dust Systems

Samsung Apartments Equipped with Anti-Fine Dust Systems

SEOUL, April 18 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Construction & Trading Corporation announced Monday that it is introducing fine dust filtering systems and air quality control devices at its upcoming Raemian apartments in Sinbanpo and Seokgwan-dong, Seoul.  The IoT Home Cube, a portable device developed by Samsung C&T’s residential engineering division, measures the fine dust concentration [...]

Securities Analysts Anxious amid Investigation of Controversial Samsung M&A

Securities Analysts Anxious amid Investigation of Controversial Samsung M&A

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – Last week, prosecutors began probing the $8-billion merger in 2015 between two Samsung affiliates – Samsung C&T and Cheil Industries – over the possibility that Choi Soon-sil, the center figure in Korea’s influence-peddling scandal, may have also been behind Samsung’s controversial deal.  The merger faced strong challenges from individual [...]

Samsung C&T Stocks Plunge as Lower Demand Hits Bottom Line

Samsung C&T Stocks Plunge as Lower Demand Hits Bottom Line

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Shares in Samsung C&T Corp. have been on a downward curve since September when a merger of two major Samsung Group affiliates generated the construction-to-fashion holding company for Samsung Group, analysts said Tuesday.  They attributed the fall largely to the company’s drop in overseas orders and sluggish domestic demand for [...]