Markit acquires license to Korea Investment Management

Markit iBoxx indices total assets stood at $4.7b.

More overseas demand expected for S. Korean bonds

South Korean banks and companies raised US$39.1 billion by selling bonds in overseas markets in 2012.

South Korea's pension fund withdraws money from Goldman

It is seen as a retaliation for pulling out its asset management unit out of South Korea.

Malaysia's CIMB eyes IB operations In Seoul, Taipei, and Mumbai

CIMB will get licences for investment banking in Seoul, Taipei and Mumbai within three months.

S. Korea's Daewoo bags overseas investment funding

Daewoo International Corp. signed a deal with a private equity fund to invest US$180 million in its future overseas resource development.

Samsung Asset targets top 3 rank among Asian ETF operators

Samsung Asset Management Co. is developing new products with a view to joining the ranks of Asia's three largest exchange-traded fund operators by 2015.

KEB raises $300M via global bonds sale

Korea Exchange Bank raised $300 million by selling global bonds amid favorable market conditions due to upgrades of Korea's sovereign rating.

More foreign investment in Korean bonds expected: HSBC

A recent Moody's and Fitch upgrade that showed Korean assets as "safe and liquid" will cause to attract more foreign investments, according to HSBC Holdings.

NongHyup Bank issues $500M in dollar bonds

NongHyup Bank successfully floated dollar bonds worth US$500 million.

Korean firms' equity financing hits 12-year low

Financing of South Korean firms through initial public offerings and rights offerings tumbled to the lowest mark in 12 years.

Korean asset managers, brokerage firms suffer negative net worth

A number of South Korean asset managers and brokerage houses exhibited negative net worth.

CIMB may start broking in India and South Korea

CIMB Group may start broking operations in India and South Korea after buying most of RBS Group’s Asian investment banking assets.

StandChart Private Equity invests in Smoothies Korea

Standard Chartered Private Equity Ltd. will invest $46 million in Smoothies Korea Inc.

Foreign investment banks expect BOK to cut interest rates

A number of foreign investment banks forecast that South Korea's central bank will lower its key interest rates to help stimulate growth.

SK Group launches private equity fund for small subcontractors

SK Group launched a $85.6 million private equity fund to invest in its small subcontractors with proven growth potential.