Greeting from Editor-in-chief and CEO: Welcome to the Korea Bizwire
We created the Korea Bizwire with a simple motto: to be Korea-savvy to get ahead in the Asian age. Of late, Korea has come into the spotlight once again largely due to her dynamic cultural prowess — “Gangnam Style” by Psy is a typical example — but Korea is rich with other wonderful sources of pride, such as Korean cuisine, fashion, entertainment, shipbuilding, automobiles, and, most importantly, info-tech businesses.
Korea, which started out as one of the world’s poorest nations in the 1960s and now ranks as one of the top-ten largest economies, is a manufacturing powerhouse with rapidly growing info-tech and financial services sectors, with global tech giants like Samsung and LG at home.
Korea is now at a crossroads as to whether it can emerge as a major force in Asia and beyond. Confronted with geopolitical risks mostly rising from the standoff with North Korea, South Korea has gone through a series of crisis moments; “Korea Discount” in the financial sectors has brought about unexpected situations on the peninsula over the past years.
However, the dynamics of Asian powers are changing rapidly. Korea has always appeared in many dramatic moments of political, economic, and geopolitical upheavals in the Asian world. It’s not an exaggeration to say that you could miss the next big things emerging in the Asian era if you lose sight of what’s happening in Korea right now.
We, the staff editors and reporters of Korea Bizwire, will pursue informative but entertaining news coverage of Korean business and cultural things while holding tightly to principles of fairness and accuracy. As more and more foreign investors are looking into the next hot things in Asia, Korea will be more likely to be in the spotlight, and considering this trend, we will not only focus on business news but policy shifts occurring here in Korea.
We promise the best quality news coverage of Korean business and beyond.
Thanks for reading.
Sangcheol Kim, Chief Editor of The Korea Bizwire, CEO of Kobiz Media Co., Ltd.
About team of The Korea Bizwire
The Korea Bizwire is committed to reporting on “uniquely Korean” stories for our readers. But we also provide enhanced coverage of useful news from all over the world if we find them of interest or relevance to our global audience.
Senior editors and staff reporters of the Korea Bizwire, who are also members of Kobiz Media Co., Ltd., the parent company of this site, are highly experienced in business information analysis and report writing, with former chief-editors and other senior-level editors previously working with the nation’s top-tier news media, including the English publication of Samsung Economic Research Institute (SERI), Korea Economic Weekly, Business Korea, KBS World, and other top-tier media outlets.
Kobiz Media offers highly competent press release distribution and localization services aimed at South Korea — an increasingly important and attractive market for global businesses who want to have an upper hand in the Asia Pacific region since Korea serves as a stepping-stone for forward-looking brands’ future success in these lucrative markets. We wish you all good luck for extraordinary success in your businesses and life.