Global consumers picked kimchi as their most preferred Korean dish, a poll showed Thursday, amid growing popularity of traditional Korean food, known as hansik, in line with the boom of the country's pop culture around the world.
The main Kospi index broke the all-time high set in 2018, largely thanks to improved investor sentiment especially from foreign investors.
Kakao Games hit its daily increase limit of 160 percent on its first day of trading on the Kosdaq market. By market capitalization, it is now the fifth largest company on the Kosdaq, ahead of pharmaceuticals company Celltrion.
While market shares of electric vehicle (EV) battery makers such as Samsung SDI and LG Chem are growing steadily, oil refinery companies remain weak worldwide due to reduced demand as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.