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Korea Economic Trends

Weekly Magazine with Feature Stories, News Summaries, Stats, and More.

Korea Economic Trends is SERI's weekly magazine on the Korean economy with feature articles and analysis, plus weekly reviews of Korea's financial markets and other important economic news.

Three Issues of the Carbon Market and Its Prospects

No.795, Nov. 18, 2013

Changes in global carbon trading markets are raising the demands on Korea's own emissions trading plans.

  • Korea Economic Trends

    No.35

    June 20, 1998

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    • Market Wrap: Stock Market Money & Bond Markets Foreign Exchange Market DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Market Wrap No.35 June 20, 1998 PDF
    • Highlights: Revised guidelines will make the mergers and acqisitions of troubled firms easier High unemployment is likely to continue for at least the next three years DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Highlights No.35 June 20, 1998 PDF
    • Weekly Insight: Effects of the Japanese yen depreciation on Korean industries DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Weekly Insight No.35 June 20, 1998 PDF
    • Briefs: Major Events of the Week (June 8~13) DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Briefs No.35 June 20, 1998 PDF
    • Statistics: Stock Market, Exchange Rates, and Interest Rates Urban Household Income and Expenditures DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Statistics No.35 June 20, 1998 PDF
  • Korea Economic Trends

    No.34

    June 13, 1998

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    • Market Wrap: Stock Market Money & Bond Markets Foreign Exchange Market DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Market Wrap No.34 June 13, 1998 PDF
    • Highlights: Consumer prices stabilized in May Market interest rates have fallen, but firms still face high interest rate burdens DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Highlights No.34 June 13, 1998 PDF
    • Weekly Insight: Recent economic trends and future prospects for the Korean economy DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Weekly Insight No.34 June 13, 1998 PDF
    • Briefs: Major Events of the Week (June 1~6) DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Briefs No.34 June 13, 1998 PDF
    • Statistics: Stock Market, Exchange Rates, and Interest Rates Economic Indicators in 1998 DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Statistics No.34 June 13, 1998 PDF
  • Korea Economic Trends

    No.33

    June 6, 1998

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    • Market Wrap: Stock Market Money & Bond Markets Foreign Exchange Market DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Market Wrap No.33 June 6, 1998 PDF
    • Highlights: Economic performance continued to worsen in April The recent depreciation of the Japanese yen causes concern for Korea's future current account balance DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Highlights No.33 June 6, 1998 PDF
    • Weekly Insight: Economic and social changes in the last six months after the IMF bailout DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Weekly Insight No.33 June 6, 1998 PDF
    • Briefs: Major Events of the Week (May 25~30) DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Briefs No.33 June 6, 1998 PDF
    • Statistics: Stock Market, Exchange Rates, and Interest Rates Recent Trends of Industry Activities, April 1998 DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Statistics No.33 June 6, 1998 PDF
  • Korea Economic Trends

    No.32

    May 30, 1998

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    • Market Wrap: Stock Market Money & Bond Markets Foreign Exchange Market DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Market Wrap No.32 May 30, 1998 PDF
    • Highlights: Negative economic growth was recorded for the first quarter for the first time since 1980 The government has made comprehensive plans for restructuring in the financial sector DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Highlights No.32 May 30, 1998 PDF
    • Weekly Insight: Corporate and financial sector restructuring and foreign vulture funds DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Weekly Insight No.32 May 30, 1998 PDF
    • Briefs: Major Events of the Week (May 18~23) DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Briefs No.32 May 30, 1998 PDF
    • Statistics: Stock Market, Exchange Rates, and Interest Rates Management Evaluation of Korean Life Insurers 1Q98 GDP(Preliminary) DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Statistics No.32 May 30, 1998 PDF
  • Korea Economic Trends

    No.31

    May 23, 1998

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    • Market Wrap: Stock Market Money & Bond Markets Foreign Exchange Market DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Market Wrap No.31 May 23, 1998 PDF
    • Highlights: Tax burden of Korean companies was twice that of industrialized nations in 1997 The recent Indonesian riots have ignited instability in the Korean financial markets DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Highlights No.31 May 23, 1998 PDF
    • Weekly Insight: Suggestions for the restructuring of domestic industries DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Weekly Insight No.31 May 23, 1998 PDF
    • Briefs: Major Events of the Week (May 10~16) DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Briefs No.31 May 23, 1998 PDF
    • Statistics: Stock Market, Exchange Rates, and Interest Rates Securities Firms' Management Evaluation for the FY1997 DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Statistics No.31 May 23, 1998 PDF
  • Korea Economic Trends

    No.30

    May 16, 1998

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    • Market Wrap: Stock Market Money & Bond Markets Foreign Exchange Market DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Market Wrap No.30 May 16, 1998 PDF
    • Highlights: New targets set in the revised IMF program Government forces acceleration of corporate restructuring DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Highlights No.30 May 16, 1998 PDF
    • Weekly Insight: Recent trends in trade and future prospects DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Weekly Insight No.30 May 16, 1998 PDF
    • Briefs: Major Events of the Week (May 4~9) DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Briefs No.30 May 16, 1998 PDF
    • Statistics: Stock Market, Exchange Rates, and Interest Rates Recent Trends of Industry Activities, March 1998 DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Statistics No.30 May 16, 1998 PDF
  • Korea Economic Trends

    No.29

    May 9, 1998

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    • Market Wrap: Stock market Money & Bond Markets Foreign Exchange Market DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Market Wrap No.29 May 9, 1998 PDF
    • Highlights: First quater economic data announced Quarterly review of Korea's agreement with the International Monetary Fund completed DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Highlights No.29 May 9, 1998 PDF
    • Weekly Insight: Lifestyle changes in Korea caused by the economic crisis DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Weekly Insight No.29 May 9, 1998 PDF
    • Briefs: Major Events of the Week (April 27~May 4) DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Briefs No.29 May 9, 1998 PDF
    • Statistics: Stock Market, Exchange Rates, and Interest Rates Productivity of Korean Commercial Banks in 1997 DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Statistics No.29 May 9, 1998 PDF
  • Korea Economic Trends

    No.28

    May 2, 1998

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    • Market Wrap: Stock Market Money & Bond Markets Foreign Exchange Market DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Market Wrap No.28 May 2, 1998 PDF
    • Highlights: Tax reform will be finalized soon The trade surplus in the first quarter of 1998 reached a record high of USD 8.4 billion DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Highlights No.28 May 2, 1998 PDF
    • Weekly Insight: Reasons for the recent decline in foreign capital inflow DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Weekly Insight No.28 May 2, 1998 PDF
    • Briefs: Major Events of the Week (April 19~25) DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Briefs No.28 May 2, 1998 PDF
    • Statistics: Stock Market, Exchange Rates, and Interest Rates Internal Trading of the 30 Largest Business Conglomerates DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Statistics No.28 May 2, 1998 PDF
  • Korea Economic Trends

    No.27

    Apr. 25, 1998

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    • Market Wrap: Stock Market Money & Bond Markets Foreign Exchange Market DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Market Wrap No.27 Apr. 25, 1998 PDF
    • Highlights: Firms' debt/equity ratio soared in 1997 The government announced measures to stimulate restructuring in the financial and corporate sectors DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Highlights No.27 Apr. 25, 1998 PDF
    • Weekly Insight: Foreign capital inflow and corporate management practices DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Weekly Insight No.27 Apr. 25, 1998 PDF
    • Briefs: Major Events of the Week (April 12~18) DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Briefs No.27 Apr. 25, 1998 PDF
    • Statistics: Stock Market, Exchange Rates, and Interest Rates 30Largest New Business Conglomerates in 1998 (according to total assets) DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Statistics No.27 Apr. 25, 1998 PDF
  • Korea Economic Trends

    No.26

    Apr. 18, 1998

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    • Market Wrap: Stock Market Money & Bond Markets Foreign Exchange Market DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Market Wrap No.26 Apr. 18, 1998 PDF
    • Highlights: Stability regained in the foreign exchange market The Supreme Court rejected the New Core Group's request for court mediation DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Highlights No.26 Apr. 18, 1998 PDF
    • Weekly Insight: Signs of long-term recession in the Korean economy and measres to prevent it DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Weekly Insight No.26 Apr. 18, 1998 PDF
    • Briefs: Major Events of the Week (April 6~11) DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Briefs No.26 Apr. 18, 1998 PDF
    • Statistics: Stock Market, Exchange Rates, and Interest Rates Small-and Medium-sized Manufacturers' Activities DownLoad Korea Economic Trends Statistics No.26 Apr. 18, 1998 PDF