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South Korean regulators prepare for turmoil

July 7, 2022

As the clouds darken over the global economy, South Korea’s financial regulators are bracing for a storm.

Digital banks make inroads in South Korea

July 4, 2022

The emerging digital banking sector in South Korea, led by KakaoBank, is racing ahead of the incumbents.

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Semiconductors power South Korea’s economic growth

February 28, 2022

South Korea’s economy has bounced back strongly from the pandemic slump, thanks largely to its dominance of the semiconductor space. Yet with a presidential election on the horizon and further interest increases forecast, there is still some uncertainty as to future growth potential.

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South Korea’s banks move from the pandemic to the metaverse

February 24, 2022

South Korea’s banks have managed to hold steady through Covid-19 and are now looking to the future of digital banking. Kimberley Long reports. 

South Korea’s banks show solid capital growth

September 1, 2021

South Korea’s banks have had a good year for Tier 1 capital growth, which has helped several move up the Top 1000 ranking.

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Asian banks ramp up regional expansion drives

August 18, 2021

In the face of saturated local markets, banks in Japan, South Korea and Singapore are increasingly looking elsewhere in the region.

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Exports surge bolsters South Korean banks

June 4, 2021

As growth rebounds, central bank may look at raising rates which could boost bank profits, but add to household debt risks.

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Citi expansion aims to energise South Korean wealth management

October 2, 2017

Citibank’s ambitious plans for the South Korean market and a boom in fintech are invigorating the country’s wealth management sector, despite rising tensions with North Korea. Elliot Smither reports.

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Conflict? Scandal? South Korean investors carry on regardless

October 2, 2017

South Korea’s capital markets are thriving despite threats of aggression from North Korea, as well as business and political scandals at home, writes Michael Imeson.

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South Korea moves to reinvigorate limp markets

October 3, 2016

South Korea’s sound but stagnant capital markets are failing to attract investors. With the main index in the doldrums, the government is now intervening with revitalisation measures such as the launch of a new over-the-counter market. Michael Imeson reports.

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