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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 [...]

Sharp Decline in Research Reports Released by Securities Firms

Sharp Decline in Research Reports Released by Securities Firms

SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Research reports published by securities firms are decreasing in line with changes in the business environment in the securities industry. The number of research reports published by securities firms based on financial information provider FnGuide’s tally dropped from a high of 95,215 in 2013 to 76,694 in 2018. In [...]

CUHK Business School Research Reveals Strong Link Between Stock Market Liberalisation in Emerging Markets and Increased Innovation

CUHK Business School Research Reveals Strong Link Between Stock Market Liberalisation in Emerging Markets and Increased Innovation

HONG KONG, CHINA, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) - There is little doubt that the liberalisation of stock markets in emerging markets has been a positive force in the world economic order. One previous study has found that stock market liberalisation leads to a 1 percent increase in a country’s annual real GDP growth. Closer to home, economic [...]

CUHK Business School Research Reveals New Evidence of Conflicts of Interest Among Financial Intermediaries and Their Clients in China

CUHK Business School Research Reveals New Evidence of Conflicts of Interest Among Financial Intermediaries and Their Clients in China

HONG KONG, CHINA, Dec. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – China’s 2005 reform of its dual-class share structure was said to have improved listed firms’ corporate governance by allowing companies’ founding shareholders to convert previously restricted stock into openly traded shares. Some academic studies suggested the changes better aligned the interests of large shareholders and public investors. [...]

Severe Weather Alerts Put a Damper on the Stock Market

Severe Weather Alerts Put a Damper on the Stock Market

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent report has identified a correlation between the incidence of severe weather alerts and a drop in the stock market. Financial markets and consumers were also affected by weather forecasts and weather conditions, with credit card payments rising on sunny days. According to a report released Tuesday by [...]