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Developing countries should not worry yet about Wall Street bashing
28
Mar
2016

Developing countries should not worry yet about Wall Street bashing

Jong Woo Kang

Wall Street bashing is always in vogue during election time, as we are observing in the run-up to the US presidential election. Is this because financiers and bankers deserve punishment for their greedy and reckless behavior that adds no value to the economy? Or are they simply political footballs?

Time to go back to the basics to benefit more from trade
2
Mar
2016

Time to go back to the basics to benefit more from trade

Jong Woo Kang

So what drives this new trend? ADB’s recent Asian Economic Integration Report 2015 highlights cyclical factors such as weak global demand, as well as potential structural factors like slower expansion of global value chains, and growth moderation and structural transformation in the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

Will Kaesong shutdown mark the end of a unique SEZ experiment?
23
Feb
2016

Will Kaesong shutdown mark the end of a unique SEZ experiment?

Jong Woo Kang

The decision of the Republic of Korea to shut down the Kaesong Industrial Complex on 10 February in the wake of North Korea’s nuclear test and subsequent long-range missile test rattled the Republic of Korea’s stock market.