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Reporter : Anna J. Park
Thu, December 8, 2022 | 09:10
Korea's default risk rises to peak level during pandemic outbreak
Korea's credit default swap (CDS) premium, a representative indicator that shows the country's risk of bankruptcy, has not only reached the highest point for this year, but it has also reached its highest level during the pandemic outbreak.
Former vice finance minister criticizes Koreans for buying dollars
A former vice finance minister criticized Korean citizens and investors who hoard U.S. dollars as they speculatively bet on the U.S. currency.
Viva Republica raises half of intended capital
Viva Republica has wrapped up its Series G investment round raising a total of 530 billion won ($371 million), about half of what it had aimed to attract during the round. According to the investment banking industry Tuesday, the comprehensive fintech company, which covers banking, brokerage and payment, completed the Series G investment round at the end of last month, with i...
Mirae Asset's IFC purchase deal falls apart
Mirae Asset's plan to purchase International Finance Center (IFC) Seoul from Toronto-based Brookfield Asset Management has fallen apart, some four months after the two sides signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in May this year agreeing to a 4 trillion won ($2.79 billion) deal. According to investment banking sources Monday, Mirae Asset has filed a case with Singapore I...
Korea urged to diversify supply chains amid escalating US-China tensions
Korea is being advised to strengthen the diversification of its key supply chains, as the intensified rivalry between the U.S. and China is expected to negatively impact the country's core industry sectors of semiconductors and automobiles.
Bank loan interest rates could reach 14-year high, raising household debt burden
With the U.S. Federal Reserve taking giant rate hike steps three consecutive times in a row, local banks' housing loan interest rates are fast approaching a 14-year high - by the end of the year - overshadowing the Korean economy's growth potential and looming large in regard to the household debt crisis.
Won-dollar rate soars to 1,409.7 on Fed rate hike
The Korean won to U.S. dollar exchange rate soared above the 1,400 level for the first time in more than 13 years on Thursday in the wake of the U.S. Federal Reserve's overnight hike of its key interest rate by 75 basis points for the third straight time in a desperate bid to fight inflation. With the U.S. Fed's hawkish attempt to curb inflation, the won-dollar exchange rate ...
Kyobo Lifeplanet Life Insurance appoints new CEO
Kyobo Lifeplanet Life Insurance has appointed Kang Tae-yoon as the new CEO to lead the company for the next two years. His term is slated to end in September 2024. Kang's appointment ended the era of the firm's long-serving former CEO, Lee Hak-sang, who led the company during the past decade, since the firm's official launch in 2013.
Korea seeks to attract investment from Saudi oil money
Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth funds seek investment opportunities in Korea, particularly in the area of gaming and cultural sectors, as they paid a visit to Korea this week. According to the Seoul Metropolitan Government, the city and “Invest Seoul ― the metropolitan government's investment arm ― invited key officials of two Saudi sovereign wealth funds to stay in Seoul fro...
Financial regulator to investigate solar energy loans
The Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) has started looking into allegations of bad loans related to solar energy development during the former President Moon Jae-in administration. The FSS said Wednesday it is planning to look into banks'detailed records regarding their approved loans related to solar energy development since 2017.
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