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Hyundai Motor workers and the top management of the company have had five rounds of wage negotiations since November 7.
No Signs of Narrowing Gap
21 November 2017 - 10:00am
According to industry sources on November 20, unionized Hyundai Motor workers and the top management of the company have had five rounds of wage negotiations since November 7 but failed to reach an...
Samsung Electronics is seeking to preoccupy the premium television market for this Black Friday season with QLED TVs while LG Electronics with OLED TVs.
Promotion of Flagship TVs
20 November 2017 - 2:15pm
Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics are seeking to preoccupy the premium television market for this Black Friday season with QLED TVs and OLED TVs, respectively. Samsung Electronics is planning to...
The capital expenditures of 261 companies affiliated to Korea’s 30 largest business groups in January-September period are estimated at 57.8 trillion won (US$52.69 billion), up 42.6 percent from a year earlier.
Centered On IT Industries
20 November 2017 - 2:00pm
Total investment by South Korea's top 30 business groups surged more than 40 percent on-year to about 58 trillion won (US$52.87 billion) this year. Samsung Group, which has Samsung Electronics as an...
Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong had to fall a victim to the former president Park Geun-hye’s conviction that can help with the new government’s legitimacy.
Scapegoat of Politics
20 November 2017 - 1:45pm
La Tribune reported recently, “Lee Jae-Yong, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, is a political scapegoat to make former President Park Geun-hye be found guilty. The France-based economic daily...
Chinese electrical vehicle (EV) battery manufacturers are trying to headhunt R&D personnel and engineers from South Korean companies.
Stealing Battery Tech
20 November 2017 - 1:15pm
According to industry sources, Chinese battery manufacturers are trying to headhunt R&D personnel and engineers from South Korean companies such as LG Chem, SK Innovation and Samsung SDI.  “...
The Korean biotech industry joined competition to develop a chimeric antigen receptor-T cell (CAR-T) therapeutic drug.
Cancer Drug of Doctors’ Dream
20 November 2017 - 1:00pm
The Korean biotech industry joined competition to develop a chimeric antigen receptor-T cell (CAR-T) therapeutic drug called “the cancer drug of doctors’ dream.”  CAR-T is a technology that allows T...
US adults preferred Samsung's Galaxy S8 to Apple's iPhone X as a holiday gift while teenagers favored the iPhone.
Which Phone Is Preferred for Holiday Gift?
20 November 2017 - 1:00pm
US adults preferred Samsung's Galaxy S8 to Apple's iPhone X as a holiday gift, but as opposed to it, teenagers favored the iPhone, a survey showed.  According to Forbes on November 19, market...
South Korean, Chinese and Taiwanese companies will intensely compete in the global semiconductor equipment market worth US$53 billion (58.27 trillion won).
Semiconductor Equipment
20 November 2017 - 12:45pm
As China, which declares to make an aggressive move to boost the local semiconductor industry, has been making a huge investment in semiconductor facilities and buying home-born equipment, it is...
South Korea’s EV exports for the first eight months of this year increased approximately 117% from a year ago.
Next Growth Engine?
20 November 2017 - 12:30pm
According to the Korea International Trade Association, South Korea’s electric vehicle (EV) exports increased from US$57.3 million to US$315.5 million between 2013 and last year and totaled US$110...
Institutional investors have been picking up speed in taking part in the Stewardship Code, but it is unclear whether shareholders’ execution of voting rights will be strengthened.
Strengthening Voting Rights
20 November 2017 - 11:45am
Prior to the introduction of the Stewardship Code by the National Pension, Institutional investors are accelerating their moves toward participation in the Stewardship Code. Institutional investors...
The Korea Exchange will help the National Pension Service (NPS) invest more into the KOSDAQ market and include more KOSDAQ stocks in the derivatives market
Promotion of KOSDAQ
20 November 2017 - 11:30am
An increasing number of KOSDAQ stocks will be traded on the derivatives market from next year in order to revitalize the KOSDAQ market.  The Derivatives Market Division of the Korea Exchange (KRX)...
Samsung Electronics said it is focusing on enhancing the completeness of the Galaxy S8 hardware and an innovative user experience (UX).
Focusing on HW Completeness
20 November 2017 - 11:00am
The Galaxy S9 series will come in two edge types –- the Galaxy S9 (14.7cm (5.8 inch)) and Galaxy S9 Plus (15.7cm (6.2 inch)), according to those inside and outside Samsung Electronics on November 19...

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