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Samsung Electronics named top firm in S. Korea

2018/05/23 08:52

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SEOUL, May 23 (Yonhap) -- South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. has been picked as the best company in terms of business performance among the country's top 500 business concerns, a market tracker said Wednesday.

According to CEO Score, Samsung Electronics, the world's top maker of smartphones and memory chips, received 712.9 points out of the full 800 in a business evaluation that covered eight categories, including global competitiveness, job creation and social contributions.

Last year, Samsung Electronics ranked second, beaten by Naver Corp., South Korea's largest Internet portal operator.

Samsung Electronics was the top performer in terms of global competitiveness and received strong evaluation in other areas, such as investment, high growth and job creation.

Leading automaker Hyundai Motor Co. came in second with 604 points, followed by Naver with 583.4 points.

Other companies in the top 10 were crude refiner S-Oil Corp., flat panel giant LG Display Co., chip behemoth SK hynix Inc. and leading auto parts maker Hyundai Mobis Co.

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