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.

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

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

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

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    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.

  • 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.

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

    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.

  • 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

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

    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.

  • Courtrooms Are Bad for Secrets. Ask Apple Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 5:11 PM ET

    Apple and Samsung have only been battling it out in a California federal district court for a little over a week, and court documents and testimony have given some rare insight into both companies' product plans.

  • Epic Patent Trial Over iPhone Technology Wraps Up Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 11:08 AM ET
    Samsung phone and an iPhone 4

    After three weeks of listening to technology experts, patent professionals and company executives debate the complicated legal claims of Apple and Samsung, a jury of nine men and women are set to decide one of the biggest technology disputes in history.

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    Last spring Dunkin' Donuts launched a campaign in South Korea known as Flavor Radio to build brand awareness for their coffee. Devices that looked and operated like air fresheners were installed on commuter buses in Seoul to lure in customers to their stores.

  • Should Samsung Buy Research In Motion? Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | 12:17 PM ET

    Samsung is in trouble unless it gets its hands on some software, and one way it could do this is by buying Blackberry maker Research in Motion or licensing their software, said Peter Misek, Jefferies managing director and senior tech analyst, on Wednesday.

  • The Best Countries for Long-Term Growth Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | 8:34 AM ET
    Worries over the European debt crisis, a slow recovery in the U.S. and fears over a "hard landing" for China’s economy have left global investors searching for new markets to put their money in. For long-term investors that means looking for economies that have strong growth prospects driven by competitive advantages such as demographics, natural resources or geography. We've come up with a list of the ten best countries for long-term growth based on a report from HSBC titled: The World in 2050.

    Worries over the European debt crisis, a slow recovery in the U.S. and fears over a "hard landing" for China’s economy have left global investors searching for new markets to put their money in. What are the countries with the best prospects for growth?

  • Investing in Turkish Treasures Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 3:58 PM ET
    Circa 1575  3.9 in. high, 8.9 in. wide £14,000 ($21,979)Like dishes and bowls, Iznik tiles were extremely decorative and detailed, often using the colors cobalt blue and emerald green, which were set on a white background.Tiles were often commissioned by Sultans for the walls of important buildings, as many a visitor to Istanbul knows.“This border tile contains part of a stylized meandering floral design, and along with similar tiles would have framed a large central pattern on the wall of a mo

    From carpets to calligraphy to ceramics, there is a lot of history and variety to the fine art of Turkey and the Ottoman Empire that preceded it.

  • First Trust South Korea AlphaDEX Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 11:16 PM ET
  • Korea Electric Power Corp Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 11:17 PM ET
  • South Korea Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 12:26 AM ET

    CNBC delivers the latest financial news and business headlines from South Korea.

  • Asia-Pacific News Sunday, 29 Jan 2012 | 8:46 PM ET

    Find business; finance; economy, stocks, and global economy news on CNBC's Asia Pacific page.

  • Charting Asia with Daryl Guppy Sunday, 29 Jan 2012 | 8:46 AM ET

    Daryl Guppy is an independent technical analyst who appears frequently on CNBC Asia. Find his stock market analysis on his blog.

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