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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 [...]

Analysts Watch for End of ‘Korea Discount’ on Prospects of Peace Treaty

Analysts Watch for End of ‘Korea Discount’ on Prospects of Peace Treaty

SEOUL, Apr. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — A peace treaty that would finally end the 1950-53 Korean War, one of the growing prospects for the upcoming cross-border summit next week, may also end the chronic “Korea discount” in the stock market, analysts said Thursday. South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet North Korea’s top leader Kim [...]

Regulator Inspects Samsung Securities over ‘Fat-finger’ Dividend Chaos

Regulator Inspects Samsung Securities over ‘Fat-finger’ Dividend Chaos

SEOUL, Apr. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s financial regulator on Monday launched a special inspection into Samsung Securities Co. over the brokerage’s “fat-finger” trading chaos after it paid windfall stocks to its employees as dividends. Under an employee stock ownership plan, Samsung Securities had been planning to pay cash dividends of 1,000 won (US$0.93) [...]

Money Pouring into Stock Market Funds Hits Record Highs on Market Rally

Money Pouring into Stock Market Funds Hits Record Highs on Market Rally

SEOUL, Feb. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Money pouring into stock market funds reached new record highs as of late last month, on the strength of the recent market rally, financial data showed Sunday. The total held by investor deposits, money for derivatives trading, repurchase agreements (RP) account receivables for consignment, credit loans for stock investment [...]

Foreigners Continue Buying Spree of S. Korean Shares amid Solid Earnings: KRX

Foreigners Continue Buying Spree of S. Korean Shares amid Solid Earnings: KRX

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreigners have net bought more than 2.2 trillion won (US$2 billion) worth of South Korean stocks this year in continuation of their buying spree from 2017, the Korea Exchange (KRX) said Tuesday, amid strong performance by local firms. Offshore investors acquired listed shares valued at 10.2 trillion won last [...]

Gov’t to Give Tax Breaks, Ease Listing Rules to Boost KOSDAQ Market

Gov’t to Give Tax Breaks, Ease Listing Rules to Boost KOSDAQ Market

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The government will give tax breaks to individuals that invest in mutual funds for startups and soften some listing rules for the junior KOSDAQ stock market, officials said Thursday. The move is part of a new policy move to boost the KOSDAQ market and help smaller firms raise funds [...]