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South Korean Stock Market Surges despite Geopolitical Tensions
South Korea’s (EWY) stock market soared to a new high recently, posting large gains across the Asia-Pacific region (VPL)(EPP). In this series, we’ll discuss what we can expect from South Korea for the rest of the year.
KOSPI Gains, ASX Extends Losses, Singapore Still under Pressure
South Korea’s KOSPI, which lost 1.38% yesterday, marginally recovered today. The index ended up 0.14% at 2,081.84.
KOSPI, ASX 200, and NZ 50 Gain, Singapore Index Is in the Red
South Korea’s KOSPI remained in the green on May 15. The index gained 0.53% on the day to end at 2,092.78.
KOSPI Trails as the ASX 200 Posts Gains
KOSPI, the benchmark index in South Korea, fell 1.2% on May 16 to end up at 2,067.69.
Australia Down Marginally, Singapore Index Loses 1.2%
Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index continued to trade within a narrow range at the start of the new week.
KOSPI, ASX, and NZ50 Fell, while Singapore Index Held Steady
South Korea’s KOSPI, which gained yesterday, retreated today.
KOSPI and ASX Break Winning Streak, and Singapore Index Falls Too
South Korea’s KOSPI, which gained in the last two sessions, fell today.
KOSPI, ASX 200, NZ 50 Gain, Singapore STI Is Flat
South Korea’s KOSPI gained 0.18% on May 22 to end the day at 2,061.25. It was the index’s second consecutive gain.
ASX Closes above 6,500, Singapore Index Falls
After rising 1.74% on May 20 on the back of a surprise election victory for Scott Morrison, Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 gained again on May 21.
ASX Gains on Surprise Election Results, KOSPI Stays Flat
Australia’s benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index has continued its dream run while most other Asia-Pacific stocks seem to be under pressure.
South Korea, Singapore Indexes Lose, ASX 200 Gains
South Korea’s KOSPI continued to fall for the second straight day on May 17. The index, which fell 1.2% on May 16, extended its losses by another 0.58%.
South Korea Maintains Interest Rate, Inflation Nears Target Rate
South Korea’s economy in 2017 Asia’s (VPL) (EPP) fourth-largest economy, South Korea’s (EWY), showed some moderate signs of recovery in 1Q17. Improved global (ACWI) (VT) economic conditions have boosted the country’s exports and investments in the last two quarters. South Korea’s central bank has kept the key interest rate steady, and inflation has remained close […]
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