Korea autocalls pose risk to structured products market

Crazy about autocalls

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Investors in South Korea remain devoted to autocallable structured products based on the Kospi 200, the country's benchmark index. The flat to downward movement of the Korean stock market, matched with low volatility - both of which are in sharp contrast to stock markets rising in Japan - have failed to deter investors. Fierce competition between local securities houses and international banks has coincided with government intervention that has almost completely killed off the local warrants mar

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