US-China tensions push S. Korea to find middle way
The US and China trade disputes are unlikely to fade, whoever wins the Nov. 3 US presidential election, and South Korea needs to find a middle way bet...
Oct 19, 2020 (Gmt+09:00)
Bernard Moon on Korean startups
South Korea, The Oracle of Global Trends
Back in early 2004, my friend and I met with Bill Gurley and Mark Evans from Benchmark Capital, who were visiting Seoul from Silicon Valley to gathe...
Oct 16, 2020 (Gmt+09:00)
Blackstone leans into warehouse, life science properties
The Blackstone Group, which four years ago held the world’s largest hotel portfolio, has shed most of its hotel investments over the past few ye...
Oct 14, 2020 (Gmt+09:00)
Michael Breen on Korean Peninsula
Why a Biden presidency means more of the same with North Korea
If the Democratic Party candidate Joe Biden wins the US presidential election next month, as the polls suggest he will, many things will change. The g...
Oct 13, 2020 (Gmt+09:00)
Managing editor's note
Korea Does Matter: why KED decided to go global
Korea Does Matter. This was one of many candidates for the name of our new global media outlet. Although we ended up going with our existing brand Th...
Oct 09, 2020 (Gmt+09:00)
Korean last-mile delivery apps’ valuations out of sync with demand surge
South Korea’s leading last-mile delivery startups have put their shares or management rights up for sale, riding on the surging demand for deliv...
Sep 10, 2020 (Gmt+09:00)
[Focus] Korean unicorns face reality check from US startups poised for IPOs
With a number of high-profile US startups in line for initial public offerings, investors in South Korean startups may be looking to Wall Street for c...
Aug 31, 2020 (Gmt+09:00)
Korean household credit risk nears record-high
Korea's household credit risk hit the second-highest record for the upcoming third quarter, driven by impacts of the global pandemic which has reduced...
Jul 16, 2020 (Gmt+09:00)
Why Korean online giants Kakao and Naver soar amid global pandemic
Shares of South Korean online giants Kakao Corp. and Naver Corp. recorded all-time highs last week, ahead of their quarterly earnings results and on e...
Jul 13, 2020 (Gmt+09:00)
Howard Marks says time to relax defensive stance
The global economy is bracing for unprecedented negative impacts of the coronavirus pandemic in the short term, but now is the time to hunt for bargai...
Apr 14, 2020 (Gmt+09:00)
Korean startups raking in big investment money
Biotech startup Bionetix easily surpassed what's known as the "10 billion won hurdle" by raising an additional 10 billion won in funding on Dec. 23. I...
Feb 13, 2020 (Gmt+09:00)
[Editor's Note] Korea funds warm up to private debts
Private debt products such as senior secured loans, collateralized loan obligation and mezzanine debt in the U.S. and European markets have become one...
Jul 06, 2016 (Gmt+09:00)
[Editor's Note] Korean investors gearing up to boost overseas alternative assets
“Only free lunch in finance is diversification.”Korean institutional investors, who have seen their assets under management (AUM) snowball...
May 24, 2016 (Gmt+09:00)