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South Korea’s new president promises job growth and corporate governance reform

Newly elected South Korea President Moon Jae-in must overcome formidable opposition if he is to deliver on his campaign promises of job creation, support for SMEs and corporate governance reform. Natasha Turak reports.

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South Korea investment ombudsman looks to smooth the FDI path

Dr Jeffrey I Kim, South Korea's foreign investment ombudsman, a presidentially appointed troubleshooter for investors and entrepreneurs from overseas, tells Courtney Fingar how he is working towards making it easier for foreign businesses to operate in his country.

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South Korea's FDI journey

South Korea is a relatively small Asian country that packs a huge economic punch. Its strong background in hi-tech products and innovation has provided the country with a firm foundation over the past 60 years, as has its strength in exports, but it is increasingly looking to FDI to maintain its impressive growth story.

South Korea pledges improvements business environment

South Korea’s trade minister has pledged to ease investment regulations and promote FDI in the country.

Hotels - staying power

Defying a downturn: the hotel companies that are scaling up

The hotels and tourism sector has been hit hard by the global financial crisis but, finds Michal Kaczmarski, some companies are still expanding, with opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region proving particularly enticing.

London best for economic opportunities: PWC ranking

The annual Cities of Opportunity Index by consultancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers ranked London as the leading city.

Western influence drives South Korean consumer goods industry

Western influence drives South Korean consumer goods industry

South Korea's taste for Western consumer goods has made the country a key Asian market for companies in this industry from North America and western Europe, as shown by Kimberly Clark's decision to locate a global innovation centre there.

Is South Korea poised for a health dividend REV

Is South Korea poised for a health dividend?

While South Korea's ageing population is causing ripples of concern for the country's politicians, it is providing a boon for its many healthcare companies. This, along with moves to establish South Korea as a key destination for health tourists, is giving both domestic and international investors in the country cause for optimism.

South Korea looks to high-end industries

South Korea looks to high-end industries

The economic rise experienced by South Korea in the latter half of the 20th century has stagnated along with a slump in exports. However, to augment its strengths in manufacturing and technology, the country is embracing the tourism industry, with some notable success.

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South Korea's catalyst for growth

A joint venture between South Korea’s Posco Chemtech and Japan’s Mitsubishi is testimony to the ongoing vibrancy and relevance of South Korea’s chemicals industry.

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