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Reporter : Yoon Ja-young
Sat, December 9, 2023 | 17:39
Women outnumber men when it comes to large-cap stock investments
Women now outnumber men when it comes to investing in large-cap shares as an increasing number of women turn their eyes to stock investment, according to the latest data. Female investors also tend to reap bigger returns than male investors by sticking to long-term investments. According to Korea Securities Depository data submitted to Rep. Yun Ju-keyng of the governing Peopl...
Korea to be overtaken by Taiwan in per capita GDP rankings: report
Korea's rise in economic status may be an illusion and it is likely to be overtaken by Taiwan in per capita gross domestic product (GDP) rankings this year, a report noted. Lee Tae-yeol, a senior research fellow at the Korea Insurance Research Institute (KIRI), noted in a report that the Korean economy is walking sideways in terms of both per capita GDP and global competitive...
Top financial regulator with CEOs of foreign financial firms
Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) Governor Lee Bok-hyun, center, poses with the CEOs of foreign financial institutions operating in Korea at a meeting held in Yeouido, Seoul, Friday. At the meeting, Lee stressed that the regulator will work to improve financial regulations to suit global standards and enhance the competitiveness of the financial industry. At a media briefin...
BOK chief, finance minister to meet Yellen in Seoul next week
Bank of Korea (BOK) Governor Rhee Chang-yong will meet U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen in Seoul next week, amid concerns over the Korean currency weakening against the dollar. According to the central bank, Wednesday, Rhee and Yellen will have a bilateral meeting in Seoul on July 19, accompanied by their staff.
'Extraordinary Attorney Woo' pulls up production company shares
The success of the drama "Extraordinary Attorney Woo" has pulled up the stock price of its production company, AStory. The stock price has risen more than 70 percent since the premiere of the drama. The legal drama centering on Woo Young-woo, a genius lawyer who is on the autism spectrum, is gaining huge popularity, topping Netflix's most-watched show list not only in Korea, ...
New FSC chief vows efforts to stabilize financial market
New Financial Services Commission (FSC) Chairman Kim Joo-hyun vowed to work on stabilizing the financial market, pointing out that it is difficult to estimate how current market uncertainties will unfold. “I wondered what the people currently expect of the Financial Services Commission. Stabilization of the financial market would come first,” he said in a speech upon his appo...
Standard Chartered Bank Korea advises investors to increase bonds, Asian equities in portfolio
As central banks around the world are walking a tightrope between a soft landing for the economy and inflation control, investors should be focusing on setting up balanced portfolios to guard against inflation risks, Standard Chartered (SC) Bank Korea advised in a report.
Economics of wedding gift money
I once saw readers of The Korea Times from other countries commenting on an article about the money given as a gift at weddings here. The article was about the frustration of people who intend to remain single for life. They have to give gift money to their friends for their weddings and other events that come afterwards, such as the first birthdays of their friends' babies, ...
Plunging stock market
An employee passes by a market index monitor in the dealing room of Hana Bank headquarters in Myeongdong, downtown Seoul, Wednesday. The main benchmark Kospi closed at 2,342.81 points, falling by 2.74 percent from the previous day, while the tech-heavy Kosdaq tumbled 4.03 percent ...
Economic misery index soars to highest level in 21 years
Amid steeply rising consumer prices, the economic misery idex, which estimates the economic hardship of households, has climbed to its highest level in 21 years. Economists say that the government should focus on curbing food prices as much as it can as low-income households will suffer the most.
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