Back on form: South Korea's economy was on the brink of disaster in January 2009, but is now one of the fastest recovering markets in Asia

Despite falling into a major economic trough in the first quarter of 2009, the majority of South Korea's banks are poised for a stable recovery in 2010. But the unwinding of stimulus packages worldwide and the risk of a possible double-dip global recession in the West continue to threaten the Korean banking sector. Writer Mee Hyoe Koo

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