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Korean shares down, led by Samsung Electronics

South Korean shares traded lower late Friday morning, weighed by Samsung affiliates after Samsung Electronics said it will be difficult to adopt a holding company structure at present.The benchmark Ko...

Updated : 2017.03.24 11:43

Seoul stocks start higher on foreign buying

South Korean shares opened slightly higher Friday, as foreign investors remained net buyers of local stocks. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index rose 3.44 points, or 0.16 percent, to 2,176...

Updated : 2017.03.24 09:26

Samsung stock funds shine on Samsung Electronics rally

Local funds investing in stocks of Samsung Group units have pulled off stellar performances this year on a surge in top-cap Samsung Electronics Co., far outperforming the overall stock market, data sh...

Updated : 2017.03.24 09:11

Korea's financial system remains resilient

South Korea's financial system remains resilient despite increased risks stemming mostly from rising household debt, the country's central bank said Friday.The country's outstanding household credit -...

Updated : 2017.03.24 09:00

Half of Kospi listed firms see shares slide

Despite Samsung Electronics’ rally on the nation’s main bourse, more than half of listed firms are suffering from falling share prices this year.According to Korea Exchange, which operates the bours...

Updated : 2017.03.23 16:52

Mirae Asset’s global ETFs exceed W15tr in assets

 Mirae Asset Global Investments said Thursday its exchange-traded funds around the globe have exceeded 15 trillion won ($13.4 billion) in assets under management as of the end of February.The asset m...

Updated : 2017.03.23 16:27

Seoul stocks inch up on foreign, institutional buying

South Korean stocks rose slightly Thursday on the back of net purchases by foreign and institutional investors, ahead of a US healthcare vote that will demonstrate US President Donald Trump's ability ...

Updated : 2017.03.23 16:08

Seoul stocks start higher on Wall Street gains

South Korean shares opened higher Thursday, taking their cue from overnight gains on Wall Street. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index  rose 2.77 points, or 0.13 percent, to 2,171.07 in th...

Updated : 2017.03.23 10:57

More than 70% of ranking officials see assets increase in 2016

Despite the economic slowdown, more than seven out of 10 South Korean lawmakers and high-ranking civil servants saw their wealth rise last year due mainly to an increase in the value of their real est...

Updated : 2017.03.23 10:55

Over half of listed firms see share prices dip this year

More than half of listed firms in South Korea saw their share prices drop in 2017 from the end of last year despite the recent surge of the benchmark index and top-cap Samsung Electronics Co., data sh...

Updated : 2017.03.23 10:53

Seoul stocks fall on foreign sell-offs

South Korean stocks fell Wednesday, weighed down by sell-offs by foreign investors as their risk appetite weakened by a sharp decline on Wall Street overnight. The Korean won fell against the US dolla...

Updated : 2017.03.22 16:27

Electronic payments hit record high in 2016

The amount of payments made electronically hit a record high in 2016, central bank data showed Wednesday, underscoring the growing trend of South Koreans using electronic means for financial transacti...

Updated : 2017.03.22 16:23

[Advertorial] Eximbank funds $78m to build IT landmark in Pakistan

South Korea’s state-run policy lender said it has agreed to offer a $76 million loan as part of the Economic Development Cooperation Fund to the Pakistani government to build an IT park in Islamabad,...

Updated : 2017.03.22 15:49

'UK commercial real estate an opportunity for Korean investors'

The commercial real estate market in the UK is likely to maintain a stable outlook for several years going forward and offer opportunities for Korean institutional investors, a UK real estate investme...

Updated : 2017.03.22 15:48

Samsung releases mobile payment tool in India

Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday it has released its mobile payment service -- Samsung Pay -- in India, tapping into one of the fastest-growing smartphone markets in Asia.The South Korean tech g...

Updated : 2017.03.22 14:31