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Reporter : Anna J. Park
Mon, December 6, 2021 | 18:12
[PHOTOS] 2021 Korea Times Global ESG Forum
Korea Times Chairman Seung Myung-ho, fourth from left in front row, and Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki, fifth from left, pose during a VIP session prior to the 2021 Korea Times Global ESG Forum at the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) building in Seoul, Thursday. From left in the front row are McKinsey & Company Senior Partner Richard Lee, ...
Korean Air's stock price displays bullish performance
Korean Air's stock price has been on a bullish run recently, buoyed by expectations of rapid progress in COVID-19 vaccinations and increasing global freight charges.
Private equity funds flex more muscle over capital market
For the first time, the total amount of money currently being invested by private equity funds (PEFs) has exceeded 100 trillion won ($89 billion), turning them into a major force in the country's capital market and particularly the M&A market.
SK E&S considers issuing preferred stocks worth W2 tril.
In a move to raise capital necessary for new business projects, SK E&S is said to be considering issuing new preferred stocks worth 2 trillion won ($1.8 billion).
Eugene Private Equity, KDB hit jackpot by selling waste management company
Private equity companies' reselling of waste management companies continues to pay off this year, as Eugene Private Equity and Korea Development Bank (KDB) made a successful exit by selling DDS - a medical waste management company - to SK Ecoplant earlier this month.
Shinhan Bank launches new project to accelerate digitization
Shinhan Bank has launched a new project that it calls “O2O” - meaning on-and-offline - to accelerate digitization and go beyond the realm of traditional finance.
Financial groups expected to pay out half-year dividends
A recommendation made by the financial regulator capping the dividend payout ratio of local financial groups to a maximum 20 percent is expected to be rescinded by the end of the month, leading the market to focus on whether the groups will offer half-yearly dividends after the second quarter.
Regulator summons crypto exchange operators to meeting
After the government announced measures last week to strengthen the supervision and monitoring of the cryptocurrency sector, the Financial Services Commission summoned the country's 20 digital coin exchange operators to a meeting Thursday, raising interest in its plans regarding them.
REIT prices enjoy bullish run amid rising inflation concerns
Amid growing signs of an economic recovery later this year hinging on expectations for the accelerating vaccination campaign and export upturn, real estate investment trusts (REITs) are enjoying a ride in their stock prices.
[ANALYSIS] Despite short-selling restart, markets stand strong
Almost one month has passed since short-selling of local stocks was partially resumed in early May, following a more-than-year-long temporary ban on the system amid the global pandemic shock. The short-selling resumption that took place starting on May 3 was not yet a complete measure, meaning only large cap companies stocks that appear on main benchmark KOSPI 200 and tech-he...