South Korea

Protestors from South Korea Asks For President Park’s Resignation

A battalion of enraged South Koreans protested last Saturday in Seoul, pushing Park Geun-hye to issue his official resignation as the country’s president.

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China’s Anbang Acquired Allianz’s South Korea Operations After Dropping Its Bid for Starwood Hotels

Anbang Insurance is acquiring Allianz’s operations in South Korea after dropping its offer to buy Starwood hotels. The deal is waiting for approval from South Korea’s financial regulator.

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McDonald’s Expands More New Restaurants in Asia

McDonald’s is planning to extend its fast food empire to Asia by opening additional restaurants in Hong Kong, South Korea and China. It is also seeking strategic partnership in Japan and Taiwan.

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Korean Venture Capital Firms Gaze at Overseas Biotech Companies

South Korean venture capital firms are eyeing overseas biotech industry to accelerate investment goals. At the sametime, tech startups in Korea also began to flourish.

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McDonald's Soon to Serve Draft Beer in South Korea

McDonald's is about to launch its experimental outlet in Seoul, South Korea, with draft beer. The fast-food giant has taken its first steps to introduce the concept of beer with hamburgers in Asia, having added this beverage long time back in its German, French, and Spanish outlets. If the Asian people embrace this concept, McDonald's is ready to open up two more similar outlets in Gangnam and Sinchon.

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South Korea Ambitions to Become Regional Hub for Tech Startups, Started to Blossom

Since her 2013 inauguration, president Park Geun-hye tried to enhance startups company and investing $3 billion. Now country starts to see the payoff of its initiative. One last hurdle is to change the people's mindset on entrepreneurship.

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POSCO marks the smallest profit amid steel oversupply from China

South Korean steelmaker POSCO announced a consolidated net profit, excluding minority interests, of 181 billion won for 2015, down from 626 billion won in the previous year.

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South Korea Has a Camp to Help Young People With Internet Addiction

The advancement of the internet in South Korea has brought some advantages as well as social issues. Internet addiction has been a concern in the country, and the government is helping to solve the issue with some programs, including rehabilitation camps.

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South Korea environment ministry to Sue Audi Volkswagen Head over emission cheating scandal

South Korea’s Ministry of Environment will file criminal charges against Volkswagen AG’s Korean office head, citing that the car makers proposed plan falls short from the country’s legal requirements.

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South Korea and China to Cooperate in Disarming North Korean Nuclear Weapon

China seeks to disarm North Korea nuclear weapon. Beijing has initiated dialogue with South Korea after North Korean conducted its fourth nuclear test on Wednesday.

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South Korean exports drop for 12 months

Continuing 12-month falling streak, South Korea suffered drop in exports during December 2015 as well. The sluggish Chinese demand and weaker global outlook have impacted South Korea's exports in 2015. The drop in exports surpassed the forecast of economists.

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Qualcomm requires Three-Year stake holding before nominating for proxy

Qualcomm Inc. altered its proxy process requiring shareholders to have their stake in the company for at least three years before nominating people for the board.

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Asian stocks tumble as commodity fall continues on thin volumes

Asian stocks dropped on low trading volume as commodity producers followed fall in industrial metals and crude oil. Investors and institutions are in the wait and watch mode ahead of US Fed's meeting in December.

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Groupon appoints Rich Williams as CEO, with a promise to refocus in the US

Deal service Groupon announced Tuesday that it has promoted Rich Williams as the chief executive of the company replacing co-founder Eric Lefkofsky, who is now back to his role as the chairman.

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South Korea and Japan break diplomatic freeze during trilateral summit

The leaders of South Korea and Japan have finally decided to break their long-standing diplomatic freeze in favor of combining forces to address North Korea's nuclear ambitions.

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