Coronavirus disrupts Hyundai Motor’s supply chain

With the coronavirus pandemic continuing its run in China, Hyundai Motor stated, it plans on gradually suspending production at its South Korean factories from Tuesday. Hyundai is the first automaker to do so outside China. The coronavirus is disrupted supply chain. Other global automakers, including PSA Peugeot Citroen, Ford, Nissan, Honda Motors have suspended the…

Apple suppler LG Display expects improved profit outlook on increased OLED demand

On Friday, LG Display Co Ltd, an Apple Inc supplier offered an optimistic outlook for the year on the back of higher demand for its organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels sending its shares higher by 4%. The optmistic forecast comes in the wake of the South Korean company seeing prolonged decline in liquid crystal display…

Delivery’s Hero’s $4 billion acquisition of South Korea’s Woowa Brothers raises antitrust concerns

On Monday, South Korean restaurant owners expressed concern over food delivery giant Delivery Hero’s $4 billion planned acquisition of its local rival, Woowa Brothers, subject to regulatory approval. The move could undermine competition and lead to higher fees feel South Korean restaurant owners. In December 2019, Delivery Hero, the second-largest food delivery app operator in…

Samsung Display to invest $11 billion on facilities and R&D by 2025

Of the 13.1 trillion won, Samsung Display aims to spend 10 trillion won on facilities and the balance on research and development. On Thursday, South Korea’s presidential office issued a statement saying, Samsung Display plans on investing $11.0 billion (13.1 trillion won) on facilities and research by 2025. Samsung Display is a unit of Samsung…

South Korea’s Shinhan Financial Group Co Ltd invests in Indonesia’s e-commerce startup Bukalapak’s latest funding round

Although Shinhan Financial Group Co Ltd’s investment was not disclosed, the funding round saw Bukalapak valued at more than $2.5 billion. On Friday, Indonesian e-commerce startup Bukalapak stated, South Korea’s Shinhan Financial Group Co Ltd has participated in its latest funding round which valued the company at over $2.5 billion. Bukalapak did not disclose the…

Saudi Arabia to invest $2 billion into solar & carbon black project

The project will also see the participation of South Korea’s OCI and China’s Longi. As per a statement from a Saudi official, Saudi Arabia plans on developing a $2 billion solar and carbon black integrated complex in partnership with South Korea’s OCI and China’s Longi. A feasibility study for the carbon black and solar project…