All posts tagged "Lotte"

  • South Korea's national flag is hung on the Lotte World Tower under construction in Seoul in this file photo taken on Aug. 7, 2015 (Yonhap)
    Lotte skyscraper faces image problem over family feud

    SEOUL, Aug. 31 (Yonhap) — When South Korea marked its 70th anniversary of independence from Japan’s colonial rule on Aug. 15, Lotte Group, a retail conglomerate based both in Seoul and Tokyo, hung up a huge Korean...

    • Posted August 31, 2015
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  • Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin apologizes in a press conference at Hotel Lotte in Seoul on Aug. 11, 2015. (Yonhap)
    Lotte chief apologizes for family feud, vows governance reform

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — Shin Dong-bin, the head of the country’s No. 5 conglomerate, apologized Tuesday over the group’s much-criticized succession feud and pledged to make the retail giant’s murky governance structure more transparent. Lotte is embroiled in...

    • Posted August 11, 2015
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  • In the file photo taken on April 23, 2015, firefighters spray water in front of Lotte World Tower, a 123-story skyscraper, in Seoul's Songpa Ward, as they conduct a firefighting drill. Prosecutors said on Aug. 10, 2015, they have indicted Lotte Engineering & Construction Co. over poor construction management of the building. (Yonhap)
    Lotte indicted over poor construction management of its skyscraper

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — Lotte Engineering & Construction Co. was indicted on charges of poor management of the construction site of its skyscraper in Seoul, prosecutors said Monday. The move comes amid a family feud of Lotte founder...

    • Posted August 10, 2015
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    Lotte to create 24,000 new jobs by 2018

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — South Korean retail giant Lotte Group announced plans Friday to hire 24,000 new workers by 2018 in what is seen as efforts to allay escalating criticism over an ugly family feud for control of...

    • Posted August 7, 2015
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    S. Korea moving to reform chaebol after Lotte episode

    (Yonhap) — The government and the ruling Saenuri Party are moving to reform the ownership structure of the country’s family-run conglomerates amid public backlash over an escalating power struggle in Lotte Group, official sources said Wednesday. Lotte,...

    • Posted August 6, 2015
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  • Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin talks to reporters upon his arrival at Seoul's Gimpo International Airport on Aug. 3, 2015. (Yonhap)
    Lotte union leaders back founder’s younger son

    SEOUL, Aug. 5 (Yonhap) — Union leaders at Seoul-based Lotte Group affiliates on Wednesday threw their support behind Chairman Shin Dong-bin amid a fierce family feud over control of the sprawling business empire. “We send our utmost...

    • Posted August 6, 2015
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  • Lotte Corp. CEO Noh Byung-yong, center in front row, and 36 other CEOs of Lotte Group affiliates hold a press briefing after a meeting at the Lotte World Tower in southern Seoul, Tuesday. (Yonhap)
    Anti-Lotte sentiment rising in S. Korea

    Consumer groups plan to launch boycott campaign By Lee Hyo-sik The escalating family mudslinging at Lotte Group is triggering a public uproar as consumers are exasperated by the “foul infighting” over control of the country’s fifth-largest conglomerate....

    • Posted August 4, 2015
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