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Reporter : Kim Yoo-chul
Tue, May 30, 2023 | 14:00
[INTERVIEW] 'Growing default risk derails IPO plans'
When South Korea's e-grocery delivery company Oasis Corp., decided to withdraw its much-anticipated initial public offering (IPO) because of a valuation mismatch between what the firm was seeking and what investors were willing to pay, the company said its second IPO attempt will come only after determining the optimal timing from a financial point of view.
[ANALYSIS] Seoul asked to use chips as leverage in ties with Beijing
South Korea's foreign policy under President Yoon Suk Yeol has moved away from the country's previous stance of “strategic ambiguity” under the former Moon Jae-in administration and toward strengthening relations with the United States.
[INTERVIEW] 'Poland could re-export South Korean weapons to Ukraine with both gov'ts' permissions'
A year ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin launched his unjustified and brutal invasion of Ukraine. The United States and its top European allies including Germany, England and Poland reacted quickly by providing a high level of security assistance to Kyiv.
[ANALYSIS] US geopolitical strategy may impact Samsung, SK
President Joe Biden's official launch of the first funding opportunity for the CHIPS and Science Act (CHIPS Act) features a set of export controls that include detailed measures to cut China off from importing advanced semiconductors made in any country using U.S.-patented chip equipment.
[INTERVIEW] 'Seoul can provide lethal aid to Kyiv': ex-ruling party chief
When President Yoon Suk Yeol clearly stressed the importance for South Korea and NATO to stand firmly on the side of “universal values” at the military alliance's gathering in June 2022, the South Korean leader might not have thought how soon his stance would come back to haunt him.
[ANALYSIS] Seoul aims to use strengthened US ties to expand nuclear plant exports
Unlike the previous Moon Jae-in administration, President Yoon Suk Yeol and his foreign affairs team are clearly aiming to grow South Korea into a pivotal state given Seoul's competitive standing to increase interoperability among a range of partners, specifically in the Indo-Pacific region.
[INTERVIEW] 'China could censor South Korean content if Seoul aligns with IRA, CHIPS Act'
Over the last several decades, China has invested heavily in its own propaganda media system in an effort to influence public opinion on China and to suppress anti-Beijing sentiment.
[ANALYSIS] Valuation mismatch hits Korea's e-grocery industry
In the world of finance, a business valuation is the process of calculating the total economic value of a company and its assets, which helps determine the worth of an organization. Since a unicorn or startup's initial public offering (IPO) is aimed primarily at raising money, its prospective shares should be valued fairly.
[INTERVIEW] Seoul's integration into Quad will benefit all parties: Center for a New American Security
A few months after U.S. President Joe Biden outlined the specifics of his signature U.S.-Indo Pacific strategy, South Korea also released its own version of an Indo Pacific-focused regional strategy late last year.
[ANALYSIS] Biden's 'Buy America' policy pressuring Samsung, SK in China
The era of free-trade in the United States, still one of the most crucial commercial markets for South Korean exporters, seems to have ended because “industrial policy” has become the new rage.
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