Interview: Smilegate Investment Vice President looks for new overseas investment opportunities

Smilegate Investment is a large venture capital (VC) company whose assets under management (AUM) are expected to grow as high as one trillion won ($893 […]

Interview: Praxis CEO Lee settles after long journey

Kwanhoon Lee, one of the founding fathers of Praxis Capital Partners, dreamed of being a composer, and kept this ambition alive as a musician even […]

S. Korean battery makers face uncertainty over safety issues, lawsuit

SEOUL, Feb. 25 (Yonhap) — South Korean battery makers are facing uncertainty over their businesses on safety issues and legal disputes amid an intensifying competition […]

Regulators Publish Guidelines on Reporting Requirements for Virtual Asset Service Providers

Publication of the Manual On February 17, 2021, the Korea Financial Intelligence Unit (the “KoFIU”) within the Financial Services Commission (the “FSC”) and the Financial […]

BOK needs cautious approach on issuing digital currency – KCMI

Seungho Lee, a senior research fellow at Korea Capital Market Institute, has written an opinion piece titled Central Bank Digital Currency: Meanings, Impacts, and Implications. Lee […]

Time to focus: Hyundai Motor zeroes in on EVs, future mobility

 SEOUL, Feb. 17 (Yonhap) — With or without Apple, Hyundai Motor Group is in full gear to transform itself from a traditional automaker to a […]

South Koreans face anti-social Year of the Ox

YANGPYEONG – The bouquet of freshly caught eel grilling over an open flame swirls around the interior of the “Peace Barbeque Eel” restaurant, but there […]

Up, up and away on Korea’s surging markets

TOKYO — If there’s an economic equivalent of the magazine cover curse, South Korea may have found it. How else can one read the odd […]

Green Bond Guidelines 1 – Issuing Process in Korea

The first “green bonds” in Korea were issued by the Export-Import Bank of Korea in 2013. Since then, the issuances of green bonds have mostly […]

KIC secured strong returns in 2020 despite pandemic

Sovereign wealth fund Korea Investment Corporation (KIC) achieved an investment return of $21.8 billion last year despite fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic and the economic […]


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