Korea’s equity boom: it’s now or never

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By Jonathan Breen
29 Sep 2020

South Korea is in the middle of an equity bubble. Investors are piling in at a rate not seen in the past decade, pushing stock valuations in secondary and primary markets far above realistic levels. Companies should make the most of this opportunity – it won’t last.

Secondary trading volumes in Korea’s stock market have soared this year. In July, which is the latest period with data available from the Korean Statistical Information Service (Kosis), the total trading volume was 50.5bn shares, with a 2.2bn daily average. Korea’s stock market has not beaten a 2bn ...

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