Online chat rooms in which real estate is the subject of discussion are being monitored by the government, and people could end up in jail for comments made online.
Stock traders smile with joy on Monday at a trading room in Hana Bank, in Jung District, central Seoul.
Vice Minister Kim Yong-beom during a government policy meeting on Friday said several vegetable prices have gone up significantly compared to last year due to the heavy rain that has damaged farms and reduced the supply of agricultural produce.
Seoul-based brokerage house Mirae Asset Daewoo posted its highest quarterly earnings since 2017 during the April-June period this year on the back of expanded investment profits and stock trade commissions.
The 1 trillion won ($844 billion) New Deal Fund being pushed by the Democratic Party offers better returns than banks, guarantees the principal and comes with some tax benefits but opinions differ regarding its reliability.
Kakao Bank's net profit was up almost nine-fold in the second quarter on-year ahead of a possible public offering of stock in the second half of 2020.
Stocks gained ground for a third consecutive session on Wednesday to close at the highest level in nearly two years, as investor sentiment was buoyed by progress in U.S. stimulus, analysts said. The won rose against the dollar.
K bank plans to launch an online-only mortgage service next month after 400 billion won of fresh capital was pumped into the company by BC Card and Woori Bank last month.
Toss operator Viva Republica has released its own payment gateway, allowing subscribers to make purchases online using its app. It took over mobile operator LG U+'s payment gateway in December to establish its own service, Toss Payment.
Mirae Asset Daewoo on July 30 said it is buying back shares worth 113.4 billion won ($94.8 million) in an effort to raise shareholder value.