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Reporter : Lee Kyung-min
Fri, January 21, 2022 | 01:25
'Meaningful representation of women' needed in decision-making roles: BlackRock senior official
Greater female participation on company boards is vital not only to meet the fiduciary duty to clients but also to create long-term values at companies, a senior official at the world's largest investment management firm said Wednesday.
KB outperforms Shinhan in 3Q earnings
KB Financial Group reclaimed the top position among financial firms here in the third quarter in terms of earnings, buoyed by the robust performance of its non-banking businesses. Rival Shinhan Financial Group, which was the top-performer in the previous quarter, slid to second place.
US tapering, Bank of Korea rate hike to burden equity market
The local equity market will no longer be able to sustain its year-long bullish momentum, crimped by a dialing down of the COVID-19 pandemic-induced emergency expansionary monetary policy and compounded further by a possible large offloading of shares held by those seeking to avoid a tax rate of up to 25 percent on capital gains.
For green growth
Export-Import Bank of Korea (Eximbank) CEO Bang Moon-kyu, right, and Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Director-General Frank Rijsberman hold copies of a signed memorandum of understanding at the state lender's headquarters in Yeouido, Seoul, Oct. 29. The two will increase green investment business opportunities in renewables, urban transportation and recycling, and streng...
'Regulator pursues ESG goals not because it's easy but because it's hard'
The environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) drive should be the governing principle for corporate management in the years to come, despite the immediate dent in corporate profit amid economic and financial uncertainties, the country's top financial regulator said, Friday.
[Reporter's notebook] Namyang chairman should have left with dignity when he had the chance
It takes an enormous amount of courage to admit to one's wrongdoings.
[INTERVIEW] Statistics Korea to bolster integrated, efficient use of public data
Korea will establish an advanced, cloud-based statistics system whereby closer integration and secure management of public data will be efficiently used for effective and timely policymaking, the head of the statistics agency said in a recent interview with The Korea Times.
Ex-Constitutional Court justice joins Yoon & Yang
Former Constitutional Court Justice Ahn Chang-ho has joined the law firm, Yoon & Yang, the firm said Monday.
[Contribution] What ails Korea's housing market?
Since 2018, Korea has witnessed rapidly rising housing prices, particularly in the Seoul metropolitan area, resulting in growing concerns among policymakers and homeowners alike. Housing prices in Korea have increased by nearly 20 percent since January 2020, and a house can now cost more than 10 times the average annual household income. The problem is even more acute in the ...
Kakao Pay IPO clouded by overhang, overvaluation issues
Kakao Pay, the payment subsidiary of IT giant Kakao Corp, is coming under stock overhang pressure, due to the possible release of up to over 37.12 million shares held by Alipay, an online payment platform operated by China's Ant Financial upon Kakao Pay's planned initial public offering (IPO) next month.
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