Red Velvet dethrones BlackPink Red Velvet was the most popular K-pop girl group in July followed by BlackPink and TWICE, according to a monthly brand reputation analysis by the Korea Reputation Center (KRC). The Seoul-based institute collected 103,794,990 pieces of...
Regulatory hurdles deter M&A deal of MBK Partners This year, there were two big acquisition deals in the country’s pay-TV industry. LG Uplus took over CJ HelloVision, and SK Telecom gobbled up T Broad. The two contracts now wait for...
Chairman Lee Kun-hee loses $3.8 billion in a year The lingering slump in the global semiconductor business chipped away at the fortune of Samsung Group Chairman Lee Kun-hee by $3.8 billion over the past year. However, his net worth of $16.8...
Kim Sung-joo still works as chief visionary officer Just a few years ago, Sungjoo Group owner Kim Sung-joo was a regular in the media as chief of the fashion group, which encompasses the MCM brand, and also as head of...
Why K-pop band stands in the same order Hard-core fans of K-pop superstar BTS would easily recognize that the seven boys stand in the same order since their debut in 2013 by BigHit Entertainment. From left to right, the order is...
'Common sense management' by chairmen Huh Chang-soo, Cho Hyun-joon There is a time-honored stereotype for Korean tycoons – they control their groups from behind instead of going through proper procedures such as board of directors’ meetings. Indeed, many Korean business leaders...
Hyosung Chairman Cho Hyun-joon makes difference Operators of golf courses strive to get them onto the best course list announced by Golf Digest, an authoritative magazine published by Discovery in the United States, every two years. And it usually takes quite...
Chairman Cho Hyun-joon leads Hyosung's global expansion Since Cho Hyun-joon became chairman of Hyosung in 2017, he has spearheaded efforts to expand the Seoul-based conglomerate’s business horizon in overseas markets. Over the past few months, the businessman seems to have accelerated...
K-pop group makes debut at Forbes Celebrity 100 list K-pop superstar BTS is recognized as one of the highest-paid celebrities in the world as the seven-piece boy band ranked high in the annual report of the Forbes. Over the past year,...
Regional bank says that it's ready for inspection This is the third in a series looking at whether Korean lenders are properly dealing with anti-money laundering issues in time with the visit to Korea of the Financial Action Task Force...

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