South Korea

South Korea and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

On Oct. 5, 12 countries, making up 40 percent of the world economy and including Japan and the United States finally agreed after years of negotiation on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the omnibus free trade ... Read More...
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Oil Prices not Delivering Asia Boom

The best efforts of central bankers in the West and Japan to re-ignite inflation have thus far failed. The rest of Asia, which once seemed partly immune to the problems of aging and indebted societies, is now l... Read More...
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South Korea: Headwinds and Crosswinds

South Korea today faces economic and political headwinds as strong as any country in Asia, with faltering domestic consumption and struggling exports in the face of slowing Chinese demand from Korea’s formidabl... Read More...
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Is South Korea Really Developed?

In the past, South Korea has been lauded as a successful case of economic growth and wealth distribution. Today, it stands at a crossroad, having to pay for the costs of the compressed development that expanded... Read More...
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Korea’s Battle to Keep the Lights On

Elderly rural residents in South Korea’s southeast – short, grandmotherly figures in the brightly colored clothes and broad visors typical of elderly women –are tussling with police young enough to be their gra... Read More...