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[INTERVIEW] Geopolitical risk burdens S. Korea's credit profile: Moody's
As Washington and Seoul are preparing for expanded summertime joint military drills, Pyongyang is ratcheting up tensions by claiming that the two allies could face “undesirable consequences” if they don't stop their “military confrontation.”In a recent media briefing, White House National Security Council (NSC) spokesperson John Kirby told reporters that Washington has been v...
[INTERVIEW] Korea unlikely to suffer drastic capital outflow: S&P
A faster-than-expected U.S. monetary tightening has heightened jitters across global financial markets, while market observers here are paying keen attention to whether such volatility will lead to a sudden capital outflow from Korea. Capital outflows happen when various types of assets and real money move to another country attracted by favorable investment returns, such as ...
[ANALYSIS] Seoul expected to join Washington-led 'Chip 4' alliance
Modern history tells us that economics and politics are inseparable, yet over the last few decades, the world has witnessed something of a sideshow in terms of the two. Such political shortsightedness leads to weakened economies, with the brewing U.S.-China tech cold war being a vivid example of this.
[INTERVIEW] 'NK's nuclear tests to inspire unity among West'
A key question on the minds of political analysts following Russia's invasion of Ukraine is how North Korea views the incursion.
[ANALYSIS] Why 3-nanometer chip tech matters most for Samsung
Since the launch of its New Management Initiative in 1993, Korea's top exporter Samsung has been improving its R&D significantly while retaining its core competencies in manufacturing, factory operations as well as other steady advances.
[INTERVIEW] Digitalization key to recovery of travel industry: Yanolja chief
Steady enhancements in technology are accelerating growth and some degree of innovation in the leisure industry. During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a robust digitalization strategy is what is needed by the industry, with the adoption of platform-oriented business models defining the shape of the travel and tourism industry's recovery.
[ANALYSIS] Korean exporters start rethinking 'China strategy'
There was a period when top-tier U.S. tech leaders were just “all-in” when it came to China, followed by Korea's leading exporters including the tech affiliates of Samsung, LG, SK and Hyundai. Given its vast population of some 1.5 billion, hugely growing middle-class, loosening economic restrictions, low-cost and high-labor-intensity manufacturing centers, China remains an in...
[INTERVIEW] 'New order takes root in fashion e-commerce industry'
The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a huge blow to the fashion industry, causing a lot of traditional merchants to be unsure of how to maintain their bottom lines as consumers shift in droves to e-commerce platforms.
[ANALYSIS] Evolving from mediator to balancer
"What's happening in Ukraine is never irrelevant to Korea,” said President Yoon Suk-yeol during his presidential campaign. With attention globally focused on the updates of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, “There are possibilities North Korea could perform strategic provocations and we have to further strengthen deterrence to take on the North's nuclear and missile threats becau...
[INTERVIEW] 'Crypto party isn't over yet'
Things are changing rapidly in the world of crypto. Very recently, the global cryptocurrency market saw an extension of volatility even to stablecoins, mostly due to the huge collapse of the TerraUSD, a UST or algorithmic stablecoin, and its sister token, Luna - which should theoretically maintain a 1:1 peg to a currency and commodity.
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