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Foreign Stock Ownership Hits 13-month Low on Coronavirus Worries

Foreign Stock Ownership Hits 13-month Low on Coronavirus Worries

SEOUL, April 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreign holdings of South Korean stocks reached a 13-month low, as offshore investors rushed for cash amid the prolonged coronavirus uncertainties, data showed Monday. Foreign investors held 468.2 trillion won (US$379.4 billion) worth of stocks traded on the main bourse as of Friday’s close, or 36.83 percent of the [...]

Individuals Rush for Stocks amid Virus’ Market Volatility

Individuals Rush for Stocks amid Virus’ Market Volatility

SEOUL, April 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Individual investors in South Korea have raked in a massive amount of local stocks since the country’s first coronavirus outbreak in January, countering foreigners’ selling mode, data showed Thursday. Since South Korea’s first confirmed case of COVID-19 on Jan. 20 to Thursday’s closing, individuals bought a net 20.6 trillion [...]

Investors Rush for Stock Funds amid Market Crash, Hoping for Rebound

Investors Rush for Stock Funds amid Market Crash, Hoping for Rebound

SEOUL, March 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Investors injected more cash into equity funds as they expect a market rebound following volatility caused by the spreading coronavirus outbreak, data showed Monday. According to data compiled by market tracker FnGuide, the average yield of 961 domestic stock investment funds with a net asset value of 1 billion [...]

Institutions Go Long on Stocks amid Market Havoc

Institutions Go Long on Stocks amid Market Havoc

SEOUL, March 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean institutional investors have been loading up on stocks this month despite a virus-induced market crash, data showed Friday. The country’s state pension fund and other institutions remained in net buying mode between March 2 and Thursday, purchasing stocks worth nearly 1.1 trillion won (US$910 million), according to [...]

Foreign Selling of Korean Stocks Soars in Feb. on Virus

Foreign Selling of Korean Stocks Soars in Feb. on Virus

SEOUL, March 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreign selling of South Korean stocks skyrocketed in February as investors rushed to pull out of emerging markets amid the coronavirus scare, data showed Wednesday. Offshore investors sold a net US$3 billion worth of South Korean stocks last month, compared with net selling of $165 million a month earlier, [...]

Korea’s Stock Market Suffers 6 pct Decline over Coronavirus Woes

Korea’s Stock Market Suffers 6 pct Decline over Coronavirus Woes

SEOUL, Feb. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s stock market has plummeted nearly 6 percent since the first new coronavirus case was confirmed in the country, data showed Sunday, as the deadly virus is increasingly feared to pose downside risks to the global financial market and economic growth. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index [...]