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South Korea Records Trade Surplus amid Geopolitical Uncertainty
Reliance on external sector The South Korean (EWY) economy is heavily reliant on the external sector. In 2015, it was the fifth-largest export economy (DBKO) in the world, according to the ECI (economic complexity index). China (FXI) is its largest trading partner, as the countries share a sea border. In April 2017, South Korea recorded a larger trade […]
A Look at Business Confidence in South Korea
Improved economic conditions Measures of business confidence in South Korea (EWY) show that manufacturers have become slightly optimistic about business and economic conditions. Exports continued to grow in April 2017, supporting an improved outlook. Business confidence saw the largest rise since March 2015, due to domestic and global economies’ (ACWI) (VT) recovery from the financial […]
A Look at Consumer Confidence in South Korea in 2017
Consumer confidence in South Korea South Korea’s (EWY) newly elected president aims to bring about economic and structural reforms. Consumer confidence in South Korea (DBKO) has jumped to the highest level in last three years. Let’s look at consumer confidence in South Korea over the last year. Rising consumer confidence in South Korea South Korea’s […]
Bank of Korea Monetary Policy Is Expected to Remain Stable
The Bank of Korea maintained its interest rates at record lows of 1.5% in its December meeting. The central bank felt the eased policy stance would assist economic growth momentum.
Korean Won Appreciates on Higher Inflation Report
The Korean won continued to appreciate versus the US dollar on November 3, 2015. Inflation results released at the fastest pace in 11 months on recovery fostered by domestic consumption and industrial output.