Investing In... South Korea

  • Investing in an 'Asian Tiger'? Expect Volatility Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 2:38 PM ET

    South Korea's resilient economy has earned it a rank among the so-called Asian tigers. But, its export-driven industries are volatile, even as it's grown to global prominence.


  • PSY's,  "Gangnam Style"

    The infectious horse-riding move combines shuffle dancing with the posture of horseback riding, all set to “Gangnam Style,” a song recorded in July by Korean pop singer Park Jae Sang, known by his stage name PSY. And if you’ve heard the song, it's hard to forget its wackiness and catchy lyrics.

  • What's the Risk for South Korea's Markets? Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 9:10 AM ET
    Seoul, South Korea

    South Korean equities may be among the cheapest in the region, but investment strategists tell CNBC that even compelling valuations are not enough to lure them back into shares given a bleak outlook for the country’s key export markets.

  • Culture Clutch: Museum of the Handbag Opens in Seoul Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 11:37 AM ET
    Hermes Red Alligator Birkin Bag

    In a testament to its power as symbol of status and wealth, the high-end handbag gets its own museum in a bag-shaped temple in Seoul.

  • North Korean Leader Has a New Title: Marshal Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 10:26 AM ET

    Soldiers danced in Pyongyang's plazas as North Korea announced Wednesday that leader Kim Jong Un was named marshal, a title cementing his status atop the authoritarian nation's military as he makes key changes to the 1.2 million-man force.

  • Asia's fourth-largest economy is far less vulnerable to shocks triggered during the Asian financial crisis in 1997.

  • How South Korea Became a Consumer Product Juggernaut Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 2:39 PM ET
    Samsung Electronics flag and South Korean flag (R) flutter outside its headquarters in Seoul.

    The economy is dominated by companies that are now household names such as Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, Hyundai Motors, and Kia Motors.

  • G-Dragon, Taeyang, T.O.P, Daesung and Seungri of Korean band Bigbang receive the Best Worldwide Award during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011.

    K-pop groups are creating a frenzy worldwide selling out concerts within minutes, and breaking through billboard music charts.

  • LG Group's headquarters in Seoul

    South Korea's economy and its stock market are dominated by dozens of financially complex, family-run, multinational conglomerates that have been central to the nation's rise on the global stage.

  • Chaebols: Should You Invest in These Behemoths? Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 2:40 PM ET
    Hyundai factory

    South Korea's economy has been dominated by dozens of financially complex, conglomerates that have been central to its rise on the global stage.

  • South Korea Economic Profile Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 2:40 PM ET

    Population: 48.9 million Currency: Won (KRW) Natural resources: coal, tungsten, graphite, molybdenum, lead, hydropower potential Industries: Electronics, telecommunications, automobile production, chemicals, shipbuilding, steel

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    So far this year, the Bombay Sensex is up nearly 15 percent and is outperforming the S&P 500. Geoffrey Dennis, global emerging markets strategist at Citi, offers insight.

  • Investing in Global Markets     Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 6:41 AM ET

    There has always been risk when investing abroad, but as geopolitical tensions flare around the world the question is if the risk is worth the reward? CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports.

  • Battle of the Tech Titans     Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 1:10 PM ET

    Apple is accusing Samsung of copying the iPhone and iPad designs and interface, with CNBC's Jon Fortt.

  • Patent Trial of the Century     Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 1:15 PM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports on key testimony from the Apple-Samsung trial; and the changes Facebook has made since going public, with CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • EU-South Korea FTA Helpful for Porsche     Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012 | 8:42 PM ET

    Michael Vetter, President, Stuttgart Sports Cars says the EU-South Korea free trade agreement helped eliminate trade barriers between Europe and South Korea.

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