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South Korea Engages With North Korea

South Korea’s new overtures to Kim Jong IIare part of a broader regional diplomatic initiative. Moon visited China, a North Korean ally and key trading partner, in December 2017, and called for better South Korea-China relations.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Hanjin: Coal Mine Canary?

Some believe Hanjin's bankruptcy signals that quantitative easing has no more power, and a global recession is on the horizon.

Economics, Policy & Regulation

Cover: Emerging Markets Elections

By Laurence Neville Thirty-four developing countriesincluding all of the so-called Fragile Five nationswill have elections this year. Their results will...


Americas State of Trade

When president Obama shared with the American public his policy vision for the next year in his State of the...
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North Korea

Browse additional economic indicators and data sets, selected by Global Finance editors, to learn more about North Korea economic outlook, debt to GDP ratio, international trade performance and population trends. Rankings of North Korea best banks and safest banks are also available.

Emerging & Frontier Markets

An Aerial View Of North Koreas Economy

MILESTONES By Valentina Pasquali In recent years a nighttime satellite image of Eastern Asia has gone viral on the Internet. The image displays the glowing, electricity-filled skies of China, Japan and South Korea, and a black hole in ...

Economics, Policy & Regulation

North Korea: Ignore The Sanctions

North Korea has taken modest steps in recent weeks to liberalize its economy by introducing new special economic zones (SEZs), loosening currency exchange restrictions and strengthening foreign trade relationships.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Risk Management: Cyber Risk Insurance

STAYING ON THE ATTACK By Paula Green Companies must beef up their cybersecurity coverage as the risk of disruption continues to skyrocket. Multinationals’ dependence on insurance to cover the risk of cyberattacks is expanding in line with ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Emerging Markets Roundup: China

CHINESE SOLAR-PANEL MAKERS FACE TRADE TARIFFS IN EUROPE By Thomas Clouse Chinese companies face trade friction in Europe now that the European Commission has imposed tariffs on Chinese solar panels. The EU charges that Chinese companies are ...

Economics, Policy & Regulation

Newsmaker: Blast From The Past As Park Geun-Hye Is Elected PM

NEWSMAKERS: SOUTH KOREA By Thomas Clouse South Korea will swear in 60-year-old Park Geun-hye as the country’s first female prime minister this month, after she narrowly defeated her more liberal competitor, Moon Jae-in, in the general election in December. ...

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Emerging Markets Roundup: Russia

PRIVATIZATION PLANS MAY GROW By Kim Iskyan Putin ally Valentina Matviyenko became the speaker of the Federation Council in Russia’s national parliament. Oil producer Rosneft may be fully privatized Governor of St. Petersburg and longtime Putin ally Valentina ...


South Korea: Trade Pact To Fuel Export Growth

MILESTONES: SOUTH KOREA By Thomas Clouse Seoul: Tighter ties with the United States South Korea finalized details of its free trade agreement (FTA) with the United States last month, more than three years after the former presidents of ...