SOUTH KOREA

Prestige Biopharma eyes at least 1.8t won valuation in Korean IPO

SINGAPORE-BASED Prestige Biopharma expects an implied market capitalisation of between 1.8 trillion won and 1.93 trillion won (S$2.2 billion to S$2.3 billion) in its upcoming initial public...

Near-unicorn Prestige Biopharma eyes early-2021 IPO in South Korea

SINGAPORE-BASED Prestige Biopharma is in the midst of pursuing an initial public offering (IPO) on the Korea Exchange, with a targeted listing in early 2021, the firm's chief executive Lisa Park...

S'pore, South Korea set up fast lane for essential travel

Singapore and South Korea have concluded a fast-lane arrangement which will allow for essential business and official travel between the two countries from tomorrow.

East Asian powerhouses pledge to uphold free trade

Three East Asian powerhouses brought early cheer to their Christmas Eve summit yesterday, strongly championing the free trade regime that has been hit by global tensions.

Korean cosmetics wave turns architecture major into billionaire

SINGAPORE (BLOOMBERG) - ChinWook Lee quit a career working for an architecture company in South Korea to start his own business, aiming - of all things - to revolutionize the cosmetics industry...

More Singapore firms making their mark in the land of kimchi

Timing was everything for Singapore start-up ViSenze when it decided to enter the South Korean market in 2016.

Stiff rules and supply chains stifling S. Korea's unicorns

SEOUL • South Korea is the land of foldable phones, K-pop and beauty creams but, somehow, its best and brightest are missing out on the hottest innovation trends.

How can the land of K-pop fail to innovate?

(BLOOMBERG) - South Korea is the land of foldable phones, K-pop and beauty creams. But somehow its best and brightest are missing out on the hottest innovation trends.

The man who brought Fila back from the dead is now worth $1.12b

SINGAPORE (BLOOMBERG) - They're the chunky, thick-soled throwbacks to the 1990s known as "dad shoes". And they're beloved by millennials, whose fascination with retro footwear has brought Fila...

South Korea start-ups hobbled by red tape and risk aversion

SEOUL • When Mr Choi Ba-da pitched his car-sharing company Luxi to Hyundai Motor officials last year, he told them there would be no future for South Korea's top carmaker if it failed to embrace...

MOUs between Singapore and S. Korea to promote trade and collaboration

SINGAPORE and South Korea on Thursday signed a raft of partnerships aimed at strengthening bilateral trade and investment, as well as promoting collaborations between companies and government...