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Samsung’s $6.4 Billion Score

Samsung Electronics had a rough 2023. Operating profit for the full year hovered just above $6.5 trillion won ($4.8 billion)....
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South Korea

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

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

New Tech Drives South Korea’s IPO Boom

Upward of 20 companies went public on South Korea’s main market last year, raising around $14 billion—nearly double the previous record, set in 2010.


Samsung At A Crossroads

The passing of the man who transformed Samsung fromsmall trading business intotech giant inaugurates a new era.


Striving In Adversity

South Korea rose impressively to meet the COVID-19 challenge. Will it be able to reinvigorate its economy as well?


Partnering For Profit

Fearing loss of revenue as their business customers push to go paperless, Asia’s banking giants are forging new partnerships.