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Korean regulators have traditionally been viewed as over-zealous in their monitoring of the financial markets, particularly when it comes to foreign banks. But the booming cash and derivatives markets have compelled the country's financial watchdogs to overhaul their approach by developing more market-friendly policies and creating a more level playing field for foreign and local players.

In 2005, the newly merged Korea Exchange (KRX) saw massive investments from foreign investors, wi

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