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South Korea's wealth management evolution

September 13, 2016

As the number of high-net-worth individuals in South Korea continues to grow, how will local and foreign players capitalise on changing investment preferences and the rise of fintech? Elliot Smither investigates.

South Korea's new banking battlegrounds

December 1, 2015

South Korea will witness the creation of its first internet bank by the end of 2015. How is this going to disrupt the banking sector, and how are conventional banks dealing with slow growth and quantitative easing? Stefania Palma reports.

Koreas regional banks power ahead

Korea’s regional banks power ahead

December 1, 2015

How are South Korea’s regional banks dealing with the low-interest-rate, low-growth environment? Stefania Palma looks at two banks that are using their strong links to the country’s real economy to outperform some of their bigger peers.

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South Korea's capital markets advance with caution

October 1, 2015

South Korea’s booming capital markets and robust legislation show that the Asian crisis of 1997 had some beneficial long-term effects, which even neighbouring China’s recent wobbles cannot derail.

Good, but could be great: wealth management in South Korea

October 1, 2015

South Korea has a large and vibrant wealth management sector, but it has yet to reach its full potential. Michael Imeson speaks to industry experts to assess how the country and its domestic financial institutions can bridge the gap between them and their Asia-Pacific peers.

Highs and lows in South Korea

Highs and lows in the South Korean banking sector

November 3, 2014

South Korea's banks have enjoyed mixed fortunes in 2014, a year that has seen high-profile scandals rock the country's largest lenders and in which innovative hybrid funding has characterised a spirit of innovation and growth among the country's small and regional players.

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Cyber attack: Is your bank safe?

September 1, 2014

From financially motivated cyber crime to politically influenced cyber warfare, the virtual threats to financial institutions are multiplying. Companies must respond by arming themselves against such attacks or else they risk losing their footing on the new digital battleground.

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South Korea CBG looks to bridge international gaps

October 1, 2013

Bank of Korea governor Choongsoo Kim tells Jane Cooper how he aims to bridge the gap at international meetings between emerging and developed economies, and how he plans to globalise South Korea’s central bank. 

Mirror image: the Korean exchange, which runs the benchmark Kospi market for larger companies, has opened the Korea New Exchange for younger companies

Capital markets play catch-up to South Korea’s real economy

October 1, 2013

With South Korea's underdeveloped capital markets struggling under the growing weight of the country's rapidly expanding conglomerates, the pressure is on for the sector to evolve and mature – with the government, regulators and banks all taking steps to achieve this goal. But will new regulations and improved infrastructure be enough to transform the industry?

South Korea’s big players make investment banking move

October 1, 2013

Many of South Korea's largest financial institutions are having to reconsider their investment banking strategies in the wake of changed capital markets regulation, increasing competition and narrowing profits, with many turning to the international market.

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