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S. Korean Bio Shares Tumble on Concerns over Drug Trial Failures

S. Korean Bio Shares Tumble on Concerns over Drug Trial Failures

SEOUL, Sept. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Bio shares on the Korean stock market tumbled this year as investor confidence was hurt by a series of scandals involving major drugmakers, data showed Saturday. The combined market capitalization of 43 pharmaceutical and bio companies listed on the main bourse, the KOSPI, stood at 81.3 trillion won (US$67.2 [...]

Number of Young Foreign Stock Investors Skyrockets

Number of Young Foreign Stock Investors Skyrockets

SEOUL, Jun. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent survey has revealed that the number of overseas stock investors in their 20s has been surging. Shinhan Investment Corp. said Wednesday that its survey of 30,000 customers investing in overseas stocks showed there were 17,340 investors in their 20s as of the end of May, accounting for [...]

Foreigners’ Appetite for Korean Stocks Growing on Hope for U.S.-China Trade Talks, Chip Industry

Foreigners’ Appetite for Korean Stocks Growing on Hope for U.S.-China Trade Talks, Chip Industry

SEOUL, Apr. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreign investors have been increasing their buying of South Korean shares in recent sessions, data showed Wednesday, amid optimism, albeit cautious, over the chip industry and progress in U.S.-China trade deals. According to the data compiled by the Korea Exchange (KRX), foreign investors extended their buying binge to eight [...]

Brokerages to Set Up Emergency Response System to Market Volatility

Brokerages to Set Up Emergency Response System to Market Volatility

SEOUL, Oct. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Major South Korean financial firms vowed Monday to establish an emergency monitoring system to better respond to market instability, their association said. The pledge came after chiefs of 12 local securities firms and nine asset management companies held an emergency meeting earlier in the day to assess the current [...]

Inverse ETFs Top Performers as Stock Market Plunges

Inverse ETFs Top Performers as Stock Market Plunges

SEOUL, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — With the South Korean stock market experiencing a heavy correction due to the U.S-China trade war and financial instability among emerging states, Inverse Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) are yielding high profits. FnGuide financial information services announced that 45 Inverse ETFs with over 1 billion won in assets yielded average [...]

Samsung Electronics Tops List of Shares Sold by Foreigners, Institutions

Samsung Electronics Tops List of Shares Sold by Foreigners, Institutions

SEOUL, Oct. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Shares of South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. topped the list of holdings sold off by foreign and institutional investors in 2018, market data showed Monday. During the first nine months of this year, offshore investors sold shares of Samsung Electronics worth 3.56 trillion won (US$3.15 billion), according [...]

KRX to Tighten Rules on Maximum Per-Case Stock Trading

KRX to Tighten Rules on Maximum Per-Case Stock Trading

SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The maximum possible number of shares investors can purchase in a single order will be reduced starting next week to prevent fat-finger errors, the local bourse operator said Wednesday. Investors will be allowed to buy a maximum of 1 percent of a firm’s total shares per order starting Monday, [...]

Foreigners’ Presence in KOSDAQ Market Grows in 2018: Data

Foreigners’ Presence in KOSDAQ Market Grows in 2018: Data

SEOUL, Aug. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreigners’ turnover in South Korea’s secondary stock market rose this year, while their proportion in the main bourse moved down, data showed Monday. The overseas investors took up 9 percent of the daily turnover in the tech-laden KOSDAQ market during the first seven months of the year, up 1.6 [...]

Foreign Investors See Opportunity in Local Bourse

Foreign Investors See Opportunity in Local Bourse

SEOUL, May 22 (Korea Bizwire) — There are over 20,000 overseas funds – the likes of billionaire Paul Singer’s Elliott Management Corp – that have invested in the South Korean stock market, according to the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS). As of March, the number of foreign collective investment companies, or “funds”, registered with the government [...]