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[DECODED] Who is Chey Tae-won?

If the life story of SK Group Chairman Chey Tae-won is ever to be made into a film or TV drama, it would be a mash-up of genres -- romance, corporate and even courtroom drama. A 20-something Chey ha...

Updated : 2016.09.26 15:52

[Super Rich] Chaebol modelling for own business

Instead of hiring glamorous TV stars, some Korean superrich have opted to model for their own business in print or on TV. Commercials featuring big bosses tend to give audience a sense of trustworth...

Updated : 2016.09.22 16:33

[Super Rich] Hur Young-in, Korea’s undisputed bread king

A mega hit Korean television drama “Bread, Love and Dreams” in 2010 features a Korean bakery chaebol’s illegitimate child overcoming all varieties of hardships with passion to make quality bread. ...

Updated : 2016.09.22 16:28

Nexon Japan’s major shareholders are at tax havens: Chaebul.com

[ THE INVESTOR ] Many of Nexon Japan’s major shareholders were found to be offshore firms located in tax havens, according to data from conglomerate tracker Chaebul.com on July 27. In addition,...

Updated : 2016.07.27 13:59

Park Sam-koo out to rebuild Kumho Asiana Group

[ THE INVESTOR ] Kumho Asiana Group chairman Park Sam-koo is seeking to buy back Kumho Buslines that was sold to a private equity fund in 2015 in a move to rebuild the company. Park is also said...

Updated : 2016.07.25 11:31

Chaebols contribute less on job growth: report

[ THE INVESTOR ] South Korea’s top five conglomerates have grown even bigger in terms of assets they hold and revenue they produce in the past three years, but their contribution to creating new j...

Updated : 2016.07.24 15:33

Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee mired in sex scandal

[ THE INVESTOR ] Korean news outlet NewsTapa reported on July 21 that Samsung Group chairman Lee Kun-hee has been paying for sex for years. NewsTapa aired video clips showing a group of women en...

Updated : 2016.07.22 14:09

Chance for pardon puts CJ chairman in dilemma

South Korean conglomerate CJ Group is in a deep dilemma with the ongoing court appeal by its chairman complicated by chances that he will be pardoned next month, group insiders said Friday. Lee Jay-...

Updated : 2016.07.15 09:24

[Super Rich] Beauty success through social media

When L’Oreal acquired NYX Cosmetics for a whopping $500 million in 2014, the world’s largest cosmetics company likely had its eyes set on NYZ’s large social media following. NYX is known for its ...

Updated : 2016.07.14 16:58

GS’s 4th generation owners increase stake

[ THE INVESTOR ] The great-grandchildren of GS Group(chairman Huh Chang-soo ) are steadily increasing their stake in the family business. On July 13, GS announced that GS Caltex executive vice...

Updated : 2016.07.14 10:43

Korean Air heiress promoted to executive vice president

[THE INVESTOR] Cho Hyun-min, youngest daughter of Hanjin Group chairman Cho Yang-ho was promoted to executive vice president at Jin Air, the group’s flagship Korean Air ’s budget airline. Cho wi...

Updated : 2016.07.08 14:59

Lotte founder and son banned from leaving Korea

[THE INVESTOR] Lotte Group founder Shin Kyuk-ho and his son Shin Dong-bin who is the group chairman have been banned from leaving South Korea, according to court sources on July 8. The ban comes...

Updated : 2016.07.08 09:28

CJ Group chairman recovering from surgery for lung cancer

[THE INVESTOR] CJ Group chief Sohn Kyung-shik is recovering from surgery to treat lung cancer, according to company sources. Sohn, who was diagnosed with the cancer this May, is said to be in a st...

Updated : 2016.07.07 14:36

Celltrion chairman pushes to build theme park in Incheon

[THE INVESTOR] South Korean pharmaceutical firm Celltrion ’s chairman Suh Jeong-jin has kicked off plans to build a large-scale theme park in Incheon’s Yeongjong-do, according to an exclusive n...

Updated : 2016.07.06 10:00

Lotte Group women rise to the surface due to scandal

[THE INVESTOR] Now that an arrest warrant has been issued for Lotte Foundation chief Shin Young-ja -- the first Lotte founding family member to face imprisonment in the firm’s latest embezzlement sc...

Updated : 2016.07.05 14:58