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Investing in South Korea

June 28th, 2014

south-koreaSouth Korea seems to be the “go-to” place vis-à-vis Asian foreign investments. Indeed, the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) conducted a survey recently which found the region to be the second (out of seven) most attractive market in Asia for foreign investors. It was only beaten by Singapore.
Even though Singapore came in ahead of South Korea, it was the latter that scored highest in those areas relating to social infrastructure (like power supply stability, logistics and communications). It was the geopolitical risk questions that pushed it down a spot, given the ongoing tensions it has with North Korea. Further, 47 percent of survey respondents already had stakes in South Korea and a further 29 percent with plans to invest in the region. These figures are compounded by the fact that the FDI pledged to South Korea in the first three months of 2014 accelerated 49.1 percent as compared with 2013.
Other good news for foreign investors looking into South Korea is the recent indication made by the country’s finance minister that housing market regulations are about to ease. Given that – to date – these regulations have been most stringent, this is welcome news. The possible relaxation is due to the “protracted slump in transactions,” said Choi Kyoung-Hwan who was recently nominated to become the newest foreign minister.
In other financial news in the region, the public pension fund – The National Pension Service (NPS) – will be investing USD400m in Asian real estate, in an effort to further penetrate the property market.

South Korea, foreign investment restrictions on the OECD 6

July 5th, 2010

FDI regulations published by the OECD 2010 index according to Iceland to South Korea 0.142 ( 0.430 ), Mexico ( 0.264 ) New Zealand ( 0.263 ), Japan ( .241 ) , Canada ( 0.153 ) followed by six ranks . Index of FDI restrictions on foreign direct investment and related institutions are broken down into four categories to produce Rate 0-1 , closer to 1 means a high number of regulatory intensity .

Korea’s FDI regulatory restrictions stock index sectors, look at the highest executive of the 0.139 0.001 nationality restrictions , regulations and other companies operating in the 0.002 each.

Among OECD members Luxembourg NetherlandsFDI restrictions index is just a fact of 0.004 does not limit foreign investment were reported . Following Portugal ( 0.006 ) , Belgium ( .016 ) , Spain ( 0.019 ) Germany( 0.025 ), Finland ( 0.040 ), Slovakia ( 0.049 ) was followed by regulatory strength .

Iljin Diamond, 10 Billion Investment for Expansion

June 29th, 2010

Iljin Diamond LED and Solar Cutting lines and industrial boards plan to invest 100 billion yuan in the next year .

The recent global economic recovery , coupled with growth in the LED and solar industries are increasing the demand for new investment decisions and judgments , they said. Solar LED substrate side and the actual cutting Iljin powder fields sales were 7 billion up from 700 million last year. This year it was increased 10 times to 200 billion .

A company official  said, ” The board affirmed an investment in precision material cutting products and cutting powder and the high value-added products. ” He said ” less than 20% by the end of the scale of the value-added product sales will increase by 40 percent , ” he said.

Equity Fund Management Companies and the Best Return on the First Half ?

June 21st, 2010

Korea- The first half of this year showed the outstanding performance of domestic equity funds Car Traded index funds (ETF) , respectively. Byeolroneun medium-sized management company management company that stood out from the war .

20 days , according to financial information provider epeuaen guide based on the last 18 days of Tobacco Since Most YieldThe higher funds ‘ securities traded index Samsung KODEX CarInvestmentTrusts ( stocks ) had profits of 25.53 percent on . ‘ Instead, Hyundai Securities traded GIANT Indices Hyeongtujasintak ( stock ) to a yield of 22.53% was ranked 2nd . ETF car side by side 1, 2 ranked .

Franklin Templeton Investment Trust Management in signing foreign operations ‘FT Focus Securities Jatujasintak ( shares ) Class C-F ‘ as a return of 19.84 percent over three records, has attracted attention . The fund launched in September 2008 been the last elite unit to focus on blue chip companies to invest ‘ Equity Focus -style ‘ management strategies to pursue .