South Korea introduced a raft of new legislation with the aim of helping make Seoul a world-class financial centre prior to the financial crisis. But the events of 2007–08 proved a game changer as regulators...
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Dear Sir, Duncan Wood's article (KO-ed in Korea, Asia Risk May 2009) gives me a sense of déjà vu: there are many similar cases in India too, some of them of a far more complex nature. I do not, however, agree with Wood's comment that structures consisting...
Derivatives litigation has reached a new level in South Korea, where early court rulings on corporate currency options positions went against financial institutions and threatened the legal enforceability of derivatives contracts in the country. A change...
The economic picture has become markedly gloomier for many of Asia's economies in the past three months, with a slowdown in the city states of Hong Kong and Singapore, as well as major Asian economies such as China, Japan and South Korea. This was clearly...
Margins are under pressure in South Korea as commercial banks seek direct access to retail investors in a disintermediated market. But Samsung Securities' strong franchise and expertise in distributing local equity products leaves it well placed to cope...
This paper discusses a number of diverse considerations that risk managers need to incorporate into their thought processes and recurring procedures if they are to fulfill their role more effectively in the future
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