Daily Archive: September 12, 2021

Korean firms’ interim dividends surge to record high

SEOUL– South Korean listed companies’ half-year dividends surged to a record high this year as their businesses posted strong performance, market data showed Sunday.A total of 62 local listed firms paid out 4.39 trillion won (US$3.75 billion) in inter…

S. Korea to officially deliver intention to join DEPA

SEOUL– South Korea said Sunday it plans to officially deliver its intention to New Zealand to join a global pact on the digital sector that covers a wider array of issues beyond conventional free trade agreements.South Korea completed its domestic pro…

N. Korea calls U.S.-led Afghan war ‘human rights crime’

SEOUL– North Korea on Sunday denounced the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan as a “human rights crime,” accusing Washington of committing “atrocities of mass destruction” against innocent people of the country.In a statement posted on its website, titled “U…

Typhoon Chanthu forecast to affect S. Korea this week

SEOUL– Typhoon Chanthu, the season’s 14th tropical storm, is forecast to affect South Korea this week, with heavy downpours expected for Jeju Island and southern coastal regions, the state weather agency said Sunday.The typhoon was located 170 kilomet…

LG Chem to produce biodegradable plastics with TK Chemical

SEOUL– LG Chem Ltd., South Korea’s biggest chemical firm, said Sunday it will produce biodegradable plastics after joining hands with a smaller local chemical company in a move to expand its presence in the eco-friendly product market.Under the partne…

Genesis’ SUV sales exceed 100,000 units in 18 months

SEOUL– Genesis, the independent luxury brand of Hyundai Motor Co., sold more than 100,000 sport utility vehicles (SUV) globally in just 1 1/2 years since its SUV market debut, thanks to brisk sales at home and in North America, data showed Sunday.Gene…