Archive for the ‘South Korea’ Category

Invest in K-pop, Goldman says

While South Korea has long shed the title of developing market, an interesting article from Semafor on Goldman Sachs’ views that its stock market is currently undervaluing K-pop: Korean pop music is ubiquitous: Six of the world’s top 20 best-selling artists in 2023, and all three of the best-selling albums, were South Korean, an industry […]

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Japan, South Korea to Build Supply Chain for Hydrogen and Ammonia

Via Nikkei Asia, a report on Japanese and South Korean plans to build supply chain for hydrogen and ammonia: Japan and South Korea will build a supply chain for hydrogen and ammonia together, the neighbors’ latest move to expand their base of cooperation in economic security, Nikkei has learned. New frameworks will also be established […]

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From EVs to Digital, South Korea Bags Deals in Tense Middle East

Courtesy of Nikkei Asia, a look at the results of a recent South Korea business-focused trip to Saudi Arabia and Qatar: South Korea is strengthening business and economic ties in the Middle East, signing deals for electric vehicle manufacturing, digital development, energy, infrastructure and shipbuilding as it seeks fresh opportunities in a region it heavily […]

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South Korea Wins 46 Saudi Arabia Energy, Infrastructure Projects

Via Nikkei Asia, an article on South Korean engagement with Saudi Arabia: The South Korean government is pushing infrastructure and energy technology exports to Saudi Arabia, with 46 corporate deals and basic agreements signed during President Yoon Suk Yeol’s visit to the Middle Eastern country.  Yoon and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attended a bilateral investment […]

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East China’s Lianyungang Port Develops As Hub For Connecting Central & SE Asia

Via Silk Road Briefing, an article on  how Jiangsu’s Lianyungang connects trade between Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Japan, South Korea, and Singapore: A new rail freight route from Wuxi in China’s Jiangsu Province near to Shanghai on China’s east coast, through Kazakhstan to Uzbekistan began operating over the past weekend, containing more than 1,000 tons of goods. […]

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The Brics Are Dead… Long Live The Ticks

Courtesy of the Financial Times, a report on the decline of Brazil and Russia from an emerging market fund perspective: The Brics are dead. Long live the Ticks. The Brics concept, based on the belief that the quartet of Brazil, Russia and India and China would power an unstoppable wave of emerging markets-led economic growth, […]

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