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  Korea Report - November 2020
  Author : Hwang & Co     Date : 20-12-07 13:53     Hit : 54130    


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Daily number of coronavirus cases in SKorea surpassed 500 for first time in eight months [p.2]

Ruling Democratic Party raised its coronavirus vaccine supply target to 44 mil people [p.3]

British PM Boris Johnson invited President Moon to join next year's G7 [p.4]

SKorea signed mega free trade pact that would create worlds largest trading bloc [p.4]

K-pop superstars BTS has swept prizes from the People's Choice Awards 2020 [p.6]

Biden administration would seek bottom-up approach to disarming nuclear NK [p.7]

President Moon predicted SKoreas economy will return to normal track in 1H 2021 [p.8]

SKorean exporters are expected to suffer from sky-high freight rates throughout next year [p.8]

Nine major global IBs projected SKoreas economy to shrink 1.2% this year [p.9]

SKorea's trade surplus recorded $5.93 bil in Nov, seventh consecutive month of surplus [p.10]

Total of 17 SKorean conglomerates, made list of 2020 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices [p.12]

Posco Energy began operations of its new liquefied natural gas carrier business [p.13]

Korea Gas successfully carried out worlds first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering test [p.13]

Korean Air to acquire Asiana Airlines with support of Korea Development Bank [p.14]

SKorea's exports of automobiles fell 3.2% on-year in Oct to 200,667 units [p.15]

SKoreas market capitalization logged KW2,032.38 tril ($1,827 bil) for the first time [p.17]

SKorea's foreign reserves came to a record high of $436.3 bil as of end Nov [p.17]

Global shipyards were awarded new orders of 11.56 mil cgt, down 48% on-year in Jan-Oct [p.18]

Korea won new orders of 720,000 cgt, 69% shares of global order intakes [p.18]

Daesun Shipbuilding signed MOU with Dongil Steel for transfer of management right [p.21]