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South Korea Loosens Grip on ICOs

Initial coin offerings (ICOs) will not be banned in South Korea after all, according to a recent decision by the central government. Although the market will still be governed by strict regulations, institutional players will have the opportunity to invest in the burgeoning market.
Read by 74% of LPs June 09, 2017

Chinese Investors Boost Danish Crypto Exchange's Blockchain Projects

Danish-headquartered decentralized exchange OpenLedger has received seed funding from a group of Chinese, American and European investors after a recent tour of blockchain and cryptocurrency events in the U.S., China and South Korea designed partly to sound out and attract potential crypto investors.
Read by 70% of LPs March 27, 2017

Japan’s Tasaki Management, MBK Partners To Buy Out Firm For $283M

<p>Management of Japan&rsquo;s pearl retailer&nbsp;Tasaki &amp; Co&nbsp;will buy out the company with private equity firm&nbsp;MBK&nbsp;Partners&nbsp;for 3,1.5 billion yen ($283 million), Tasaki said on Friday.</p> <p>MBK Partners, a private equity firm targeting assets in Japan, South Korea and China, will buy all of Tasaki&rsquo;s shares, except treasury stock, for 2,205 yen per share through a tender offer on Monday, Tasaki said.</p>
Read by 38% of LPs March 22, 2017

Korea Electric Eyes Toshiba's Stake In UK Nuclear Venture

Korea Electric Power&nbsp;is keen to buy a stake in a U.K. nuclear venture from&nbsp;Toshiba,&nbsp;President Cho Hwan-eik said Wednesday, as the Japanese company pares its overseas nuclear business.
Read by 49% of LPs March 15, 2017

South Korea Invests In Infrastructure, Electricity Projects

At the Indonesia-Korea Business Summit, the BKPM and the Korea Trade Investment Agency (KOTRA) signed a MoU as a way to promote investments.
Read by 32% of LPs March 09, 2017

Goodwater Capital Leads $48M Series C Investment in Fintech Startup

PayPal has joined a 55 billion won ($48 million) investment by Silicon Valley venture capital firms in South Korean fintech startup Viva Republica, the world&#39;s fastest-growing payments company by transaction volume. The deal marks the U.S. payment company&#39;s first fintech investment in the East Asian country, home to a $1 trillion consumer loan industry and one of the world&#39;s most active mobile banking markets.
Read by 53% of LPs

January 20, 2017

10 Most Important Reads Of The Week - Jan. 20, 2016

It has been an eventful week, and it&#39;s easy to fall behind. Here are the 10 most important reads of the week.
Read by 30% of LPs January 12, 2017

A Scandal At Korea’s Retirement Giant

With 546 trillion won ($456.5 billion) in assets, South Korea's public National Pension Service is the world's third-largest pension fund, behind Japan's and Norway's. It's also become a part of the widening scandal surrounding impeached President Park Geun-hye.
Read by 39% of LPs December 21, 2016

Dubai FDI Mission Explores South Korean Investment In Innovations And Regional Growth

Dubai Investment Development agency (Dubai FDI), an agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED), along with the Sharjah Investment &amp; Development Authority (Shurooq) and the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), have recently went on a mission to South Korea to discuss opportunities in improving trade and investment exchanges between the UAE and South Korea.
Read by 37% of LPs December 16, 2016

Cowboy Ventures, Others Lead $60M Series C In Fast-Growing Beauty Startup

South Korean beauty company Memebox today announced it has raised another $60 million in funding led by investors Goodwater Capital, Altos Ventures, Cowboy Ventures, Mousse Partners, Formation Group, Funders Club, Pear Ventures, Cota Capital and Janet Gurwitch. The online retailer says the the new capital was raised as an extension of its initial Series C round in August, citing more investor demand than anticipated.
Read by 32% of LPs