For the January-March period of this year, FDI in Korea stood at $3.85 billion, down 9.2 percent from $4.24 billion a year before. Investment from the United States and Europe fell 33.5 percent and 50.3 percent, respectively, year on year.
The future looks more worrisome as foreigners' investment in emerging economies is likely to decline due to interest rate hike moves in the United States, plus the Trump administration's protectionist stance.
Even greenfield investment which has higher job-creation effects than other types of investment remains weak as foreign companies with presence in Korea focus on maintenance of existing facilities rather than making new investments.
Private equity firm KKR & Co. and the Public Officials Benefit Association (POBA) have put two commercial buildings in South Korea up for sale separately, in transactions expected to fetch a combined $1 billion and in what would be KKR’s&hellip
The Public Officials Benefit Association (POBA) will select two to three US private debt fund houses to make senior secured, direct lending of around $150 million to US mid-market companies with sales of $50 million to $1 billion. The amount&hellip
The Carlyle Group has offered 1.9 trillion won ($1.7 billion) in pre-arranged debt financing to potential bidders of its wholly-owned ADT Korea, in a move seen aimed at speeding up the sale of the country’s No. 2 securities service firm.&hellip