Peter Ward is a senior researcher at Kookmin University, a writer and researcher focusing on the North Korean economy, and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Vienna.
Short-selling ban aims to shield smaller investors but faces scrutiny over long-term market volatility
Navigating the tug-of-war between China and the U.S., South Korea faces challenges and choices
Fears of abandonment have spurred quest for stronger nuclear assurances, but ROK faces dearth of alternative partners
The nation’s fiscal shortfall is real, but budget cuts undermining key sectors could diminish future growth prospects
As Chinese real estate woes and mercantilist policies persist, other emerging markets present new horizons for growth
While manufacturing thrives, service sector grapples with productivity as it struggles with structural inefficiencies
As societal values shift, there is a surge in demand for upscale establishments as retailers shift to virtual stores
Aging population threatens sustainability of system, forcing hard choices about retirement, immigration and more
Rising costs and government borrowing worry policymakers as country faces twin deficits for first time in 25 years
While SVB-style bank run is unlikely, smaller ROK financial institutions are more vulnerable
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