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CNBC Meets: Sung-Joo Kim, part two

In part two, Sung-Joo Kim talks about how she was forced to sell the rights to exclusively distribute Gucci during the Asian financial crisis in 1997, when her firm lost $30 million overnight.

Kim said she was concerned about the future of her employees, but managed to sell 100 percent of the rights to Gucci very successfully.

Kim also reveals the business community looked down on the way she held transparent business records as this was not "common business practice" in the 1990s in South Korea, but the crisis proved her business was strong enough to survive.


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    Wednesday 17 December 23:00 CET

    Saturday 20 December 23:30CET

    Sunday 21 December 18:00CET


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    Saturday 20 December 19:00 SIN/HK

    Sunday 21 December 07:00 & 20:00 SIN/HK

    Monday 22 December 04:00 SIN/HK


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    Saturday 20 December 19:00 AEST

    Sunday 21 December 07:00, 10:30, 17:00, 20:00 AEST

    Monday 22 Decmber 04:00, 08:00 AEST