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Sun, December 3, 2023 | 09:59
ESG investments lose steam in Korea
Interest in environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) investments seems to be waning in Korea due to a worsening economic outlook and continuing high interest rates. The trend becomes evident in both money flows observed in domestic exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on the theme of ESG investment, and the funds' returns during the past months.
| 2023-11-14 16:02
Retail investors take up 64% of Korean stock market
Retail investors accounted for 64 percent of annual transaction amounts in the Korean stock markets last year, the highest ratio in global stock markets, showing the relative strength retail investors wield over the local stock markets compared to other countries. In the U.S. or Japan, the ratio is about 30 percent on average.
| 2023-11-14 16:00
Korea, US regulators jointly inspect big 4 accounting firms
The Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) and the U.S.-based Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) are currently conducting a weeks-long inspection of Samil PwC, one of the big four accounting firms in Korea, along with Samjong KPMG, Deloitte Anjin and EY Hanyoung Korea. The inspection comes as part of the two financial watchdogs' regular inspection schedule.
| 2023-11-13 16:55
Major Korean banks seek to expand overseas operations
Korea's major commercial banks are set to actively strengthen their overseas businesses next year, aiming to significantly raise their profit shares from international markets, according to industry officials, Friday.
| 2023-11-10 17:25
Samsung, HYBE, SK hynix become foreign investors' favorites after short selling ban
Foreign investors have raked in Samsung Electronics, HYBE and SK hynix shares during the first four trading sessions, after a complete short selling ban began on Monday.
| 2023-11-10 15:50
[INTERVIEW] Former chief of Statistics Korea publishes first romance novel in 70s
Chung Jae-ryong, a former head of Statistics Korea, published his first full-length romantic novel titled 'Dancing with Aurora' earlier this month. It's drawing significant media attention due to the novelist's unique background as a high-ranking economic bureaucrat, and because of his advanced age in making his debut as a romance novelist.
| 2023-11-09 16:20
Mirae Asset says internal audit reveals contract forgery involving worker
An employee of Mirae Asset Securities was found to have forged a convertible loan agreement (CLA) worth $210 million without approval from the securities firm's official investment committee, leaving the company vulnerable to potential damages in global legal disputes.
| 2023-11-08 16:32
Financial authorities to strengthen internal control in card, credit companies
Financial authorities have begun an overhaul of internal control regulations in the consumer credit sector, with implementation expected next year. The move follows strengthened internal controls in the banking sector.
| 2023-11-07 16:59
Kyobo Life chairman added to Insurance Hall of Fame
Kyobo Life Insurance Chairman and CEO Shin Chang-jae was named this year's Insurance Hall of Fame Laureate, one of the global insurance industry's most prestigious recognitions, often referred to as the 'Nobel Prize of Insurance.'
| 2023-11-07 16:20
FSC chief urges financial firms to strengthen support for self-employed
Financial Services Commission (FSC) Chairman Kim Joo-hyun has urged representatives from various financial industries to alleviate the difficulties borne by self-employed businesses and small store owners across the country.
| 2023-11-06 17:02
5 Korea tourism clips top 225 mil. views
Tension mounts between Yoon administration, opposition party
Nexon workers in conflict with umbrella union over stance on feminism
Is ruling party's reform drive at end of road?
Daegu mayor criticizes officials for spreading false hope about Expo bid
Rights activists criticize wage discrimination against migrant boat crews
DL, SPC chiefs apologize for worker deaths under poor labor conditions
Crackdown on illegal short selling takes priority over MSCI listing: FSC vice chair
Hyundai chief pledges to support globalization of archery
2023 Korea-EU CSO Network Human Rights Conference to emphasize diversity, practice inclusivity
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