Baring warms to Korean market

The US and China provide some benefit to Korean corporates, Hyung Jin Lee, head of Asian equities, wrote in a recent research note. As the US economy expands, Korean exports should pick up. Another tailwind is the increasing number of Chinese tourists visiting the country. “In 2014, Chinese residents visited Korea more than any other […]

Central bank action would boost cheap Korean equities

About 50% of Korea’s GDP is dependent on exports, which have been declining this year, according to Aidan Yao, senior emerging market economist at Axa Investment Managers. Weak external demand from the US is one reason why exports are falling. Also, Korean companies are strong competitors with their Japanese counterparts and the strengthening of the […]

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