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  Anyone who has spent time in the bustling streets of Seoul is familiar with the scene: commuters crowding into Daewoo buses, while salary men hurry home in their Hyundai sedans and...
Publication Type: Insight 2007, KEI Insight
Author(s): James H. Alvis
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May 25 2011 - 15:03
  Korea is a tough economic competitor. Its meteoric rise over just 30 years from one of the poorest in the world to the ranks of the OECD helped earn Korea the moniker of "Asian tiger...
Publication Type: Insight 2007, KEI Insight
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May 25 2011 - 15:03
  On September 20, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) released its report on the KORUS FTA. The ITC study is a required analysis under Trade Promotion Authority that explores the...
Publication Type: Insight 2007, KEI Insight
Author(s): Troy Stangarone
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May 25 2011 - 15:03
  As bodies of North Korean dead floated across the demilitarized zone into the South after massive flooding swept through the DPRK, North Korea requested a postponement of the second inter...
Publication Type: Insight 2007, KEI Insight
Author(s): Scott Rembrandt
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May 25 2011 - 15:03
  Human capital is the most important form of wealth in a knowledge-based economy. The success of a nation in today’s economy depends significantly upon how many highly skilled...
Publication Type: Insight 2007, KEI Insight
Author(s): Florence Lowe-Lee
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May 25 2011 - 15:03
  May brought several significant developments for the KORUS FTA. On May 10, the Bush Administration and Congress announced an agreement on a new trade policy, focusing in particular on...
Publication Type: Insight 2007, KEI Insight
Author(s): Troy Stangarone
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May 25 2011 - 15:03
  KEI recently completed its sixteenth annual Ambassadors’ Dialogue program (previously called the Korea Caravan), featuring Lee Tae-sik, the Republic of Korea’s Ambassador to...
Publication Type: Insight 2007, KEI Insight
Author(s): James H. Alvis
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May 25 2011 - 15:03
  The most popular conversation topic in Korea these days is not North Korea’s nuclear program or the KORUS FTA, but the skyrocketing real estate prices. The real estate market has...
Publication Type: Insight 2007, KEI Insight
Author(s): Florence Lowe-Lee
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May 25 2011 - 15:03
  Real growth in 2006, at 5 percent, did not fully measure up to the more optimistic forecasts of a year ago but did represent a further recovery from the slump encountered a few years...
Publication Type: Insight 2007, KEI Insight
Author(s): James Lister
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May 25 2011 - 15:03
  83/751. At press time, 83 days have passed since North Korea tested a nuclear device on October 9, 2006 and 751 days remain in the Bush Presidency. If the stalemate at the latest round of...
Publication Type: Insight 2007, KEI Insight
Author(s): Scott Rembrandt
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May 25 2011 - 15:03
  In 1996, Korea joined the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), marking Korea's rise into the ranks of the developed world. Only twenty years ago this year,...
Publication Type: Insight 2007, KEI Insight
Author(s): Troy Stangarone
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May 25 2011 - 14:56
  With negotiations running down to the wire, Korean and American negotiators announced that they reached a deal just before President George W. Bush’s trade promotion authority...
Publication Type: Insight 2007, KEI Insight
Author(s): Troy Stangarone
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May 25 2011 - 14:56
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