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KEI Spotlight

South Korea Avoids Currency Manipulator Label

November 1, 2018

According to a report, the semi-annual specter of Korea being labeled a currency manipulator by the US Department of Treasury has come and gone – once again, without South Korea being censured.

However, the pressure grows each time as the US government’s efforts to punish China threatens to spillover to Korea. As prominent voices also call out Seoul for intervention in the currency market, KEI Director Kyle Ferrier examines the backdrop and actors involved in this low simmering tension.

The piece is available at Diplomat Magazine here