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Cars, a cocktail and a celebrity: South Koreans succumb to Tesla fever

8:21am BST

SEOUL From an eponymous cocktail to eager buyers following the shipping routes of long-awaited cars, Tesla Inc is having a moment in South Korea, particularly among tech-savvy professionals. | Video

Samsung Electronics flags second-quarter profit jump on solid chip demand, one-off gains from Apple

07 Jul 2020

SEOUL Samsung Electronics Co Ltd flagged a 23% rise in second-quarter operating profit on Tuesday, beating analysts' estimates on solid chip sales to data centres catering for a work-from-home economy during the novel coronavirus pandemic. | Video

Tesla mocks shortsellers with sale of red satin shorts

06 Jul 2020

After surpassing Toyota Motor Corp as the world's most valuable automaker and stunning with forecast-beating deliveries, Tesla Inc has taken time out to poke fun at the company's naysayers - with sales of red satin shorts. | Video

LG Chem to produce Tesla batteries in South Korea this year as demand grows: source

03 Jul 2020

SEOUL South Korea's LG Chem Ltd plans to start producing batteries for Tesla Inc vehicles at a domestic factory this year after the U.S. electric carmaker raised orders to cope with demand, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday.

South Korea's Hyundai Motor, LG Chem considering EV battery JV in Indonesia: source

23 Jun 2020

SEOUL Hyundai Motor Group and LG Chem Ltd are considering establishing an electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturing joint venture in Indonesia, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.

S.Korea's Hyundai Motor, LG Chem considering EV battery JV in Indonesia -source

23 Jun 2020

SEOUL, June 23 South Korea's Hyundai Motor Group and LG Chem Ltd are considering establishing an electric vehicle (EV) battery cell manufacturing joint venture in Indonesia, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.

RPT-S.Korea's wealthy, passed over by pandemic pain, splurge on Porsches and BMWs

21 Jun 2020

* Korea surpasses U.S. as top market for BMW 5 series this year

South Korea's SsangYong Motor looking for possible buyer as Mahindra may exit

19 Jun 2020

SEOUL South Korean sports-utility vehicle maker SsangYong Motor is looking for a potential buyer after India's Mahindra and Mahindra said it could give up its majority stake in the struggling company. SsangYong has picked an advisor to tap markets for a new investor, a spokesman for the South Korean company said on Friday.

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