Daily Archive: November 1, 2021

BLACKPINK’s ‘Boombaya’ tops 1.3 bln YouTube views

SEOUL– The music video for K-pop girl group BLACKPINK’s “Boombaya” has surpassed 1.3 billion YouTube views.The video, released in August 2016, hit the milestone at 9:34 a.m. Monday, 146 days after passing the 1.2 billion mark, according to the group’s…

The Boyz makes quick return to music scene with ‘Maverick’

SEOUL– For musicians, three months is a very short period of time to prepare a new album. But rising K-pop group The Boyz accomplished the feat by rolling out a new single album only three months after the release of its latest EP, “Thrill-ing,” in Au…

Seoul stocks trade higher on bargain hunting, strong exports

SEOUL– South Korean stocks traded higher late Monday morning, largely as investors seek to buy oversold stocks after the key index’s three straight days of losses.The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) rose 10.69 points, or 0.36 perce…

Financial regulators launch task force to monitor household debt

SEOUL– South Korea’s financial regulators said Monday that they have launched a task force to closely monitor the implementation of recent measures to curb household debt.The task force held its inaugural meeting early in the day with officials from k…

Renault Samsung’s Oct. sales jump 54 pct on exports

SEOUL– Renault Samsung Motors Corp., the South Korean unit of Renault S.A., said Monday its sales jumped 54 percent last month from a year earlier on strong exports.Renault Samsung sold 11,627 vehicles in October, up from 7,533 units a year earlier am…