South Korea's troubled spirits producer Jinro Ltd could officially go under the hammer next month, according to press reports.

Dow Jones news services, quoting a person familiar with the situation, said today (11 November) that Jinro had already attracted a "high level" of interest among possible bidders. The report said that between 10 and 20 parties had expressed an interest.

It is thought the bidding could fetch US$2 bln for the business.