Laura Codruta Kovesi

29 April, 2019

Risk hotspots: a global roundup

Economy — South Korea Unemployment in South Korean hit a nine-year high of 4.4% in January, offering more bad news as the economy slows. Manufacturing and retail have seen the worst of the...
South Korea, South Korean flag

30 July, 2018

Stewardshop code adopted by vast South Korean pension fund

The third-largest pension fund in the world, South Korea's National Pension Service (NPS), has adopted a stewardship code that observers hope will put pressure on the country's conglomerates to improv...
Samsung, Malaysia

25 August, 2017

Samsung heir jailed as South Korea clamps down on corruption

A five-year jail term has been passed for Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong, 49—also known as Jay Y Lee—on a number of corruption charges. Lee was convicted of bribery, embezzlement, perjury, hiding as...