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Coffeebanhada of the robot barista fame seeks investors for expansion

Aug 30, 2021 18:31 pm UTC| Economy Investing

South Korean budget coffee chain operator Coffeebanhada is seeking to attract investment from private equity funds and strategic investors to fund its expansion from 170 unmanned cafes to 1,428 by 2025. Coffeebanhada,...

Hyundai Mobis to invest 1.32 trillion won in hydrogen fuel-cell plants in Incheon, Ulsan

Aug 19, 2021 23:31 pm UTC| Business Economy Investing

Hyundai Mobis Co. will invest 1.32 trillion won in two local hydrogen fuel-cell plants in Incheon and Ulsan by 2025. The projects are a hydrogen fuel-cell stack plant in Incheon and a hydrogen fuel-cell systems assembly...

S. Korean investors losing appetite for Tesla stocks

Aug 17, 2021 08:04 am UTC| Economy Investing

While South Korean investors made Tesla a top pick among US-listed stocks with combined holdings of $9.7 billion as of Aug. 10, many had begun selling off shares in the worlds largest electric car maker in June while...

Korea Investment Corp. divests all Alibaba stakes, unsure of investments in other Chinese tech stocks

Aug 13, 2021 23:25 pm UTC| Economy Investing

Korea Investment Corp. divested its entire of 2.9 million shares worth $221.5 million in Alibaba Group Holding during the second quarter of this year. The sovereign wealth fund also had mixed positions toward US-listed...

Bukalapak pulls off Indonesia's biggest-ever IPO

Aug 07, 2021 13:37 pm UTC| Economy Investing

Jakarta-based e-commerce company Bukalapak pulled off Indonesias biggest initial public offering on the Indonesian Stock Exchange, raising about $1.5 billion. With shares priced at about $0.06, it shot up nearly 25...

Kakao Bank becomes S. Korea's most valuable financial firm with 33.2 trillion won cap after stock market debut

Aug 07, 2021 01:30 am UTC| Economy Investing

Internet-only bank Kakao Bank Corp. capped its stock market debut at 69,800 won to emerge as South Koreas most valuable financial firm with a market capitalization of 33.2 trillion won. After opening at 53,700 won,...

Copy trading: All you need to know

Jul 26, 2021 23:31 pm UTC| Investing

Copy trading is the process of copying the trades of other traders. This way of investing allows you to trade with a small capital without being well-versed in the intricacies of the financial market. With copy trading,...

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Economy

S. Korea’s 'Anti-Google' law reportedly not effective

South Korea was the first country to pass a law to stop Google and Apple from forcing developers and users of their app stores to use their payment systems. The countrys Anti-Google law was approved, and this gave users...

Samsung SDI, Stellantis sign joint venture deal for electric vehicle battery production

Samsung SDI Co. Ltd. and Stellantis N.V. have recently signed a deal to build a battery plant and produce batteries for electric vehicles. The facility is set to be built in the United States. The South Korean battery...

Coinbase inks deal to become exclusive cryptocurrency platform for NBA, WNBA, USA Basketball

Nasdaq-listed cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has inked a multi-year partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA) to be its exclusive cryptocurrency platform partner. The deal by Coinbase also applies...

S. Korea’s largest offshore wind farm exhibits low 22% capacity utilization rate

South Koreas largest offshore wind farm is exhibiting a low capacity utilization rate at 22 percent due to low wind velocity averaging at only 6.03 meters per second last year. This is lower than the 7 meters per second...

Politics

Joe Biden urged by Michigan business groups to reconsider vaccine mandate

US President Joe Biden continues to promote getting vaccinated for COVID-19, especially as more demographics are now allowed to get the shot. Business groups based in Michigan have recently urged the US leader to...

North Korea fires another 'unidentified projectile' into the sea

North Koreas ongoing military activities have become a cause for concern amongst other nations as tensions still remain regarding its nuclear program and recent test launches. Seoul has recently confirmed that the isolated...

World War 3: Russia says Ukraine joining NATO 'a red line' as tensions remain

The long-running tensions between Ukraine and Russia could potentially spark another world war. Moscow recently weighed in on the possibility of Ukraine joining the NATO alliance, warning against a move to do so. Fears...

Kamala Harris pays tribute to Colin Powell

Top military general and former US Secretary of State Colin Powell passed away this week. Vice President Kamala Harris paid tribute to Powell during her visit to Nevada, touching on the late generals accomplishments and...

Science

Owls used in helping California vineyards get rid of rodents

A Humboldt State University team is attempting to prove that owls can be an effective eco-friendly option at protecting grapes from rodent attacks. Graduate students at the universitys Department of Wildlife under...

S. Korean researchers develop process that uses agri-waste to produce biofuels, plastics

The Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) had developed an enzymatic process that uses agricultural waste to produce the 4-hydroxy valeric acid--an ingredient for biofuels and plastics. The KIERs enzymatic process...

France probes Nestlé, 100 other firms over bisphenol-A use

The French government is investigating 101 companies, including Nestlé, for not disclosing their use of bisphenol-A in food packaging. In its statement of objections, Frances competition authority accused the 101...

Kansai found to have more genetically predisposed coffee lovers than elsewhere in Japan

Tokyo-based genome data analysis firm Euglena found that those with rs671 genotypes of ALDH2 are more predisposed to liking coffee and more prevalent in people from the Kansai area than other parts of Japan. Euglena...

S. Korean researchers develop eco-friendly fertilizer tech using greenhouse gases

A Kyung Hee University research team had developed a new eco-friendly technology that can turn methanol generated in livestock and agricultural areas into a hormone that promotes plant growth and rooting. The technology...

Technology

Valve updates ‘Half-Life 2’ for Steam Deck’s arrival

In a few months, Valves new portable gaming device called Steam Deck will enter the market to give fans a new way to access their favorite PC games. It appears that the companys preparations for the new hardwares launch...

‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ is finally getting a military jet

Developers just announced that the Microsoft Flight Simulator is getting a Game of the Year edition launching next month. Aside from new features, the latest version of the game will also come with one of the most...

Instagram uploads via desktop browsers will be available on October 21

Instagram users have been able to view their profiles and pages they follow through the social networks desktop browser version for some time now. Creating new posts, however, has been restricted to the Instagram app....

CD Projekt says ‘The Witcher 3’ PS5 and Xbox Series X/S won’t launch this week

The Witcher 3 received a new rating for the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles, starting a new round of speculations that its next-generation upgrade could be released soon. However, CD Projekt Red quickly dismissed...

Google guarantees Pixel 6 Android version updates until 2024 only

The launch of the Pixel 6 series proved that Google is coming back as one of the frontrunners in the smartphone market. However, the company can only guarantee that these devices will get Android version updates for the...
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