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The Korea Economic Slice was written by Robert Eberenz for the previous Korea Economic Forum group on Korea Business Central.

The Fruits of Labor, Korea’s Employment Situation

There’s one aspect to financial markets and individuals’ livelihood, which has become commonplace to economies around the world. Yet, with no cure or anecdote to speak of, the issue has become accepted and less talked about as it persists…

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Korea’s Banks; International Deals Trump Gift Wrap

Leading up to Korean Chuseok, a holiday most easily compared to Western Thanksgiving, fellow expat residents have surely noticed massive, sometimes ostentatious, decorative packaging of various products…

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Apprentice or Master? Lessons From a Stalling Japan

The Korean Economy has for years received criticism for its similarity, and perhaps near mimicry, to Japan’s economic structure. Japan has certainly led the East towards financial prosperity and growth in the latter half…

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Consumer Food Buying, What it Means for Incomes

The Global recession has been dragging on for what seems like ages, as the two-year birthday of the Lehman Brothers failure and the ensuing stock market crash is quickly approaching…

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The Fiat System, Asian Money Today and Tomorrow

In 1933 the “Gold Standard” was pushed aside and the United States Dollar (USD) officially became tied to nothing. Later in 1944, during a gathering of global leaders in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire…

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“Main Street” Investing, with Alex Choi of Daewoo Securities

The first ten issues of the Korea Economic Slice explored investments, markets and economic regulation. This week we’re shifting the discussion’s focus to investors themselves. Leaving institutional investors aside…

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Derivatives, Korea’s Options and Futures

From a Western financial professional’s perspective, South Korea has traditionally been overlooked. The most familiar big three finance hubs in the East were forged in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Tokyo…

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Landlords & Tenants, A Real Estate Study

Korea is a land of limited space and high population. It’s borders surround just under one-hundred-thousand square kilometers, making the land mass a bit larger than the U.S. state of Indiana, with a population of…

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Asia Tigers, The Path To Fortune

Surprising the world now twice in six months by leading rather than following the G20 nations, South Korea has spearheaded dual mandates which have put the central Bank of Korea (BOK) on the offensive…

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Stimulus Benefits vs. Monetary Risks

It’s no secret that large bureaucratic machines aren’t designed to predict the future of volatile, or even traditionally cyclical, economies. So perhaps it is premature to put much emphasis on the 1.25% upward revision…

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Exports and Interest Rates

In the past nine months we’ve heard talking heads question the growth and now “overheating” of China’s economy, which until Tuesday had compelled only a bleak market response. Now, it seems that the fate of China is

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The Chinese Renminbi Floats Again

The moment that Europe and the U.S. have been lobbying for over the past nine months finally arrived, as China ended the rule based exchange rate “peg” of the Renminbi, or Chinese Yuan, to the U.S. Dollar

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Currency Regulation and the Balance of Payments

Stock markets around the world have found solace in the leaked, then officially released, China Export data; showing a 48.5% increase in exports in May from comparable data in 2009

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The Busan G20

The Washington D.C. summit in 2008 crowned the Group of Twenty Nations (G20), as the official global economic summit of industrialized countries. Two years in, Korea is proud to have been chosen to...

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Korea Economic Slice

In the fourteen days since a verdict charged the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK/The North) with sinking the Republic of Korea’s (ROK/The South) Cheonan warship, global investors have realigned risks...

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