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Lotte’s key finance man questioned in growing probe

Lotte Insurance chief executive Kim Hyun-soo.[THE INVESTOR] Lotte Insurance chief executive Kim Hyun-soo has been summoned for questioning in the prosecution’s probe into Lotte Group. He has been sum...

Updated : 2016.06.23 18:06

Richest under 40: Koo Gwang-mo

[BORN TO BE RICH] Among South Korea's richest aged 40 years or younger, LG chairman’s the adopted son Koo Gwang-mo, 38, of LG Group is the wealthiest. His net worth is estimated at 751.8 billion won ...

Updated : 2016.06.22 14:10

Conglomerates selling stakes in money-making affiliates to raise funds

[THE INVESTOR] Owners of the nation’s top conglomerates are increasingly selling their stakes in various money-making affiliates to raise funds needed for participating in capital increases of other ...

Updated : 2016.06.17 17:03

Kakao to split its business into two arms

[THE INVESTOR] Mobile messenger operator Kakao is reportedly planning to split its services business into two divisions -- social network and portal.The social network division will be in charge of ru...

Updated : 2016.06.17 14:14

Divorce battle reveals unknown aspects of Samsung family

[THE INVESTOR] Packed with twists and turns, a divorce suit between former Samsung Electro-Mechanics vice president Lim Woo-jae and his wife and Hotel Shilla president Lee Boo-jin unveiled unknown sto...

Updated : 2016.06.17 09:21

Top 10 chaebol owners rake in hefty dividends

[THE INVESTOR] The nation’s top 10 chaebol owners raked in hefty dividends from affiliates over the past five years, Chaebul.com, a local website that tracks chaebol, revealed on June 15. The total a...

Updated : 2016.06.15 14:11

Family-controlled firms show higher profitability: report

Family-run companies were found to generate higher profitability compared to rivals, a report said on Thursday, claiming that involvement by "owner" families leads to good business results.According t...

Updated : 2016.03.31 14:02

Former KORAIL chief summoned over corruption in urban development project

Prosecutors summoned a former chief of Korea's rail operator Thursday on suspicions of bribery in connection to a now-scrapped urban development plan in Seoul.Huh Joon-young, who led the Korea Railroa...

Updated : 2016.03.31 13:54

[Super Rich] Hyundai Corp. latest Chung family group

Leading Korean trading company Hyundai Corp. has become the latest member of the so-called Chung Ju-yung family conglomerate groups -- which include Hyundai Motor Group, Hyundai Group, Hyundai Departm...

Updated : 2016.03.29 17:13

Economic uncertainty spurs real estate investment

Despite growing global fears over economic uncertainty, cross-border direct real estate investments in major cities around the world are expected to increase this year, drawing a comparison with shaky...

Updated : 2016.02.15 10:08

Lotte founder names 1st son as legitimate heir through video

Lotte Group founder's first son released a video earlier this week in which his father named him as the legitimate heir of the conglomerate, industry sources said Wednesday, amid the prolonged dispute...

Updated : 2016.02.10 12:08

21 Korean firms incorporated into DJSI World

A total of 21 domestic companies were incorporated into the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, according to the Korea Productivity Center. The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices ― a group of 14 indi...

Updated : 2016.01.21 19:42

Korean conglomerates backtracking on responsible governance commitment

South Korea's big businesses are backtracking on their responsible governance obligations, a report by the country's antitrust watchdog showed Wednesday.According to the Fair Trade Commission, the percentage of owners or immediate kin who are listed as members of the board at affiliates of...

Updated : 2015.12.23 15:46

CJ head appeals to top court again against corporate crime conviction

The chairman of food and entertainment conglomerate CJ Group filed an appeal to the nation's top court, for the second time, on Tuesday to try to avoid the 30-month jail term he received last week.Lee Jay-hyun, who has been convicted of embezzlement, breach of trust and tax evasion, brough...

Updated : 2015.12.22 16:37

Six conglomerates fined for regulatory filing violations

South Korea's antitrust watchdog said Tuesday it has slapped a combined 1.54 billion won ($1.3 million) fine on six conglomerates for breaking regulatory filing rules as the country moves to better protect the rights of shareholders.The action by the Fair Trade Commission comes after a thr...

Updated : 2015.12.22 14:31