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Why South Korea’s currency had such a volatile year
Analysis

Why South Korea’s currency had such a volatile year

Indicators suggest won is trending better, but the ROK economy remains at mercy of external factors beyond its control

Why South Korea’s currency had such a volatile year
Harry ClynchHarry Clynch December 28, 2022
Why a South Korean defense contractor is betting on green shipping
Analysis

Why a South Korean defense contractor is betting on green shipping

Hanwha’s acquisition of Daewoo Shipbuilding promises new growth trajectories but faces financial and production hurdles

Why a South Korean defense contractor is betting on green shipping
John LeeJohn Lee December 26, 2022
How hate and prejudice make immigrants think twice about moving to South Korea
Analysis

How hate and prejudice make immigrants think twice about moving to South Korea

Seoul hopes to attract foreign workers to bolster the economy, but resistance to outsiders runs deep in Korean society

How hate and prejudice make immigrants think twice about moving to South Korea
Jack GreenbergJack Greenberg December 22, 2022
What rising interest rates mean for the South Korean real estate market
Analysis

What rising interest rates mean for the South Korean real estate market

Affluent Koreans may weather their debts, but pain will be acute for marginal groups

What rising interest rates mean for the South Korean real estate market
Peter WardPeter Ward December 21, 2022
South Korea sees shared values, economic partners on the African continent
Analysis

South Korea sees shared values, economic partners on the African continent

ROK must chart its way carefully to work with African nations as an equal partner, not a domineering force

South Korea sees shared values, economic partners on the African continent
Anthony V. RinnaAnthony V. Rinna December 20, 2022
South Korea’s real estate sector turbulence creates new risks and opportunities
Analysis

South Korea’s real estate sector turbulence creates new risks and opportunities

Many parts of South Korean economy likely to face economic headwinds, but commercial real estate may be bright spot

South Korea’s real estate sector turbulence creates new risks and opportunities
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll | Yeji Chung December 19, 2022
Why South Korea has a bright future in Poland’s nuclear energy industry
Analysis

Why South Korea has a bright future in Poland’s nuclear energy industry

Despite failed ROK bid to build nuclear power plant, there are still ample opportunities for Seoul-Warsaw cooperation

Why South Korea has a bright future in Poland’s nuclear energy industry
Nicolas LeviNicolas Levi December 13, 2022
South Korea must improve mental health services after the Itaewon tragedy
Opinion

South Korea must improve mental health services after the Itaewon tragedy

Young people already under chronic stress now face collective trauma, underlining need for universal mental health care

South Korea must improve mental health services after the Itaewon tragedy
James SomaeckJames Somaeck December 9, 2022
One city’s defiance sparks debate on lifting South Korea’s indoor mask rules
Analysis

One city’s defiance sparks debate on lifting South Korea’s indoor mask rules

Officials have been reluctant to ease measures that won praise early in pandemic but may do so in the coming weeks

One city’s defiance sparks debate on lifting South Korea’s indoor mask rules
James FretwellJames Fretwell December 8, 2022
Yoon’s crackdown on labor union strike latest politicization of the rule of law
Analysis

Yoon’s crackdown on labor union strike latest politicization of the rule of law

South Korean president responds to union’s demands for higher wages and safety standards with jail time and heavy fines

Yoon’s crackdown on labor union strike latest politicization of the rule of law
John LeeJohn Lee December 5, 2022
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