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What Happened In 2019 July, Japan imposed export restrictions on sensitive chemicals which South Korean industries need to produce semiconductors and electronic gadgets. Japan’s export restrictions by Japan and retaliatory public boycotts on Japanese products from Korean consumers have persisted longer than any other disputes before. Two years after the start of this dispute, Korea is less dependent on Japan for…

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Region: Asia

October 5, 2021

What Happened A July 2021 report from the Bank of Korea showed that housing prices in the country have surged by 47% since 2017. The Moon administration implemented a series of regulations over the past four years to cool the overheated housing market. The central bank chief expressed concerns that low interest rates - adopted to cope with the…

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Region: Asia

August 24, 2021

With the help of social media and internationally popular Korean shows, global interest in Korean skincare and makeup products (collectively referred to as K-beauty) has increased exponentially in the past decade. Today, K-beauty products are readily available to American customers at chain stores like CVS and Sephora. This market transition was not coincidental: it was strongly supported…

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Region: Asia

August 5, 2021

What Happened Shipping terminals in Busan are struggling to find cargo space for their clients because global carriers are prioritizing goods from China’s factory belt over those from South Korea. The trade disruption caused by the pandemic led to a reduction in the number of available shipping containers in Asia. The lack of shipping containers is especially hitting smaller…

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Region: Asia

July 20, 2021