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LG Restructuring Ups Group Emphasis On ‘Red Biotech’

Executive Summary

LG's decision to merge its biopharma affiliate LG Life Sciences with the group's main cash cow, LG Chem, signals a focus on "red biotech" and a desire to keep up with other major South Korean conglomerates such as Samsung that are building their biopharma businesses. LG plans to sharply hike sector R&D and capital investments to position the combined operation as a future growth engine.


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