Hyundai to Spend Big on Boosting Global Position

      January 07, 2015 11:46

      Hyundai Motor will invest W81 trillion by 2018 to consolidate its global position, the automaker said on Tuesday (US$1=W1,100). The new investment plan follows the firm's purchase last year of a site in Samseong-dong, Seoul for a massive new headquarters.

      Hyundai is seeking to overcome the recession both at home and abroad through the record investment.

      The world's No. 5 automaker plans to invest 76 percent of the money in its domestic operations, which raises hopes of stimulating private consumption here and creating jobs.

      Hyundai will invest W49.1 trillion over the next four years to bolster its domestic factories, strengthen its IT infrastructure and build a global business center at the new headquarters complex. It will spend the rest on research and development.

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