Korea equity derivatives reform fails to impress dealers

Attempts to reboot a stalling Kospi will fall short according to market players


The Korean Wave was coined to describe the popularity, since the late 1990s, of South Korean culture, including TV dramas and music like K-pop. And national champions such as Samsung have proudly stepped forward to showcase the country's tech savvy. But Korea's financial markets seem to be bucking the trend as equities stagnate and policy-makers struggle to revive the sector's flagging fortunes.

In 2014 the benchmark Kospi 200 was the worst performing major benchmark in Asia, down more than 5% (

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