Nationalism, trade wars and epidemics make for a heady cocktail
The South Korea Government Bond Index aims to offer investors increased tradability through the use of a liquidity enhancement mechanism
The move by the Financial Services Commission will bring some additional clarity to the tricky business of obtaining licences in the country
Tensions on the Korean peninsula mean CDS prices are likely to stay high for some time, analysts say
Sound economic fundamentals have meant South Korea’s sovereign bond yields have remained low despite the political standoff on the Korean peninsula.
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The Korean government has promised up to $100 billion in loan guarantees and another $30 billion in new loans for Korean banks.
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IIF seeks better regulatory harmonisation, starting in Asia
The expected approval of new financial rules in Korea in the coming months should liberate the country's financial markets and bolster financial efficiency. But domestic banks are far from happy.
Merrill Lynch has hired Joonkee Hong from UBS as a managing director to head its debt markets in South Korea.