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Fitch will rake in dividend income Companies typically pay dividends out of their earnings. This means that they usually do not pay more than they earn because investors would suspect their sustainability. When checking the financial health of corporations, rating agencies...
MBK head to release 'Offerings' on March 24 As the founder of Korea’s largest homegrown private equity fund, MBK Partners Chairman Michael Byungju Kim is mostly known about his aggressive investments. This time around, however, he is poised to grab...
Korea's NH Investment & Securities said this week that it has come up with an equity-linked security (ELS) product, which invests in top foreign high-tech giants. NH Investment said that it will sell the product, dubbed “Twin-Win ELS,” through 1...
Economic growth dips to 10-year low The South Korean government channeled taxpayer’s money to support the country’s economy in the fourth quarter of 2019 when the gross domestic product (GDP) rose 1.2 percent, the highest in nine quarters. But such fiscal...
Asset management firm reaches new milestone Mirae Asset Global Investments keeps beefing up its leadership in the Korean asset management market as the outfit’s trust money topped 7 trillion won last year. The amount continues to rise into this year as...
'Korea's ETF trailblazer' will cooperate with blockchain media outlet MakeIt, which runs the Korea ETF Trend brand, said on Nov. 6 that it had minted a strategic partnership with TokenPost, a media outlet providing news and analysis about the blockchain...
FSS expected to punish commercial bank heads Derivative-linked funds (DLF) have been a jargon, which only a few experts use. But the hard-to-understand financial products have become a household name in Korea over the past few months. DLF is a high-risk,...
New insurance product offers bonus for long-term customers ABL Life Insurance has brought about an insurance product, of which the premium paid and the insurance money received are all in U.S. dollars. It is an annuity insurance where an insurer can...
Central bank pessimistic about economic outlook The Bank of Korea (BOK) shaved this year’s economic growth forecast to 2.2 percent on July 18, three months after the central bank lowered the projection by 10 basis points to 2.5 percent. It marks...
Central bank takes preemptive step amid trade dispute The Bank of Korea (BOK) cut its benchmark rate by 0.25 percentage points to 1.5 percent on July 18 to help the sluggish economy deal with the trade tension with Japan. The...

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