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  • Booklist: Business and economy (85 titles)
    • Seoul – London Global Investor Relations Conference

      Hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) and Foreign Investment Promotion Agency ‘Invest Seoul’, you are invited to Seoul – London Global Investor Relations Conference that gives global finance leaders insight into new finance business and investment opportunities in Seoul, South Korea. We hope that you will participate in this event to meet with Oh … [Read More]

      Wolfson College workshop: Korea’s Strategy – Economic Success, Popular Culture, and Global Art CANCELLED

      Another Covid-19 casualty. This conference is postponed and will hopefully be reconvened at a later date. Wolfson College Oxford is hosting an afternoon workshop on topical themes related to South Korea. Korea’s Strategy: Economic Success, Popular Culture, and Global Art Friday 20 March 2020, 1pm – 4pm Wolfson Auditorium | Wolfson College | Linton Road … [Read More]

      Korea beyond the headlines: the 2020 LSESU Korea Future Forum

      Claire Evans, a member of the LSE Student Union’s Korea Future Association, introduces this Saturday’s conference. The LSE Student Union’s Korea Future Association takes pride in being the largest student-run organisation in the world dedicated to discussion of Korean peninsula issues. Its annual conference, the Korea Future Forum, brings together leading experts from around the … [Read More]

      Review: 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism

      Ha-Joon Chang: 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism Penguin, 2011, 304pp As a Cambridge University professor, Ha Joon Chang is of course highly specialized in his field of economics.  However, this book is written for the lay reader. The book is written in a very interesting format.  It comes as a series of … [Read More]

      The Duke of York’s visit to Korea

      HRH Prince Andrew paid a visit to Korea last week, and as part of his visit retraced the footsteps of his mother’s state visit twenty years ago. He arrived on 12 May and his first engagement was a reception hosted by the ambassador HE Simon Smith: https://twitter.com/TheDukeOfYork/status/1127907416526458885 The next day, after giving a welcome speech … [Read More]

      Ex-periphery: South Korea in the Post-miracle Era

      A talk at St Antony’s College Oxford this month: Ex-periphery: South Korea in the Post-miracle Era Monday, 13 May 2019, 5:30pm Venue: Fellows’ Dining Room, St Antony’s College Speaker: Irina Lyan (Oxford) Convenor: Rosemary Foot In this talk I propose to draw attention to the often neglected category of ex-peripheries—former developing economies which are still … [Read More]

      2019 LSE SU Korea Future Forum: Progression or Regression?

      This year’s Korea Future Forum looks particularly interesting for the two keynote addresses, especially prosecutor Seo Ji-hyun. Full speaker details and more on the conference’s website and Facebook page. 2019 LSE SU Korea Future Forum Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE Saturday 2 March 2019, 9:30 AM – 5:20 PM Tickets £40 (students £20) | Buy … [Read More]

      National Pension Service buys Goldman European head office

      Korea’s National Pension Service is buying the Goldman Sachs European head office building for £1.165 billion (around $1.5bn), four years after it sold its investment in HSBC’s headquarters building in Canary Wharf. That sale netted them around $0.5bn in gains. “We are excited to re-enter into the London market with this high quality asset which … [Read More]

      LSE SU Korea Future Forum 2018: Korea in the G-2 Era

      Notice of this year’s Korea Future Forum at the LSE: LSE SU Korea Future Forum 2018: Korea in the G-2 Era 9am, 10 February 2018 Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, London School of Economics, 265 Strand, London, WC2R 1DH Tickets £40 (students £25) + fee from https://lsekff2018.eventbrite.co.uk/ Dresscode: Business Smart | FREE lunch provided | The event is … [Read More]

      BKS hosts presentation by Economist Intelligence Unit

      The British Korean Society is hosting a talk by the Economist Intelligence Unit focusing on South Korea: The Economist Intelligence Unit Presentation Wednesday 6 September 2017, 6.30pm Venue: Addleshaw Goddard LLP, Milton Gate, 60 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4AG The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) will deliver a presentation on its Long-term Macroeconomic Forecasts: key trends … [Read More]

      Event news: LSE SU Korea Future Forum

      How refreshing to have a whole day conference on Korea without a mention of hallyu or the DPRK in the detailed programme (though security on the peninsula has a dedicated panel session in the afternoon). Buy tickets for the LSE Student Union’s Korea Future Forum via Eventbrite (top price £40 plus booking fee) LSE SU … [Read More]