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Post-Coronavirus, Post-Stimulus,
Post-Everything

Where do we go from here? Is Korea out of ideas?
This is the August Edition of KBLA's monthly economics and business environment review.

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Saying Good-bye to
KBLA South Director, Michael Conforme

Join us for a dinner in memory of Michael Conforme,
KBLA's Busan Director and everyone's good friend.

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Building a Global Business from Korea
With David Horvath of UglyDoll

David Horvath and Sun-min Lee have built the UglyDoll empire
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What We Do

KBLA provides information and networking tools and opportunities for our members. Our goal is to make the Korean business environment more transparent, efficient, and effective for companies and participants from Korea and around the world.

Why We Do It

The world is changing and Korea is changing. Korea has new and existing challenges, most of which, if not all, can be overcome through increased participation of the global business community in the Korean economy. KBLA aims to help bridge the gap between here and there.

How We Do It

KBLA is all-digital. We produce intelligence and tools for the community so that everyone can participate, and learn, no matter where they may be in the world. We hold online meetings and seminars and in-person social events.

Open Korea Resources

All Resources
Economics, Government, Business, Geopolitical, Other

Economics
Economic data, indicators, agencies, and organizations

Government
Government organs and non-economic data sources

Business
Economic data, indicators, agencies, and organizations

Geopolitical
Embassies, think tanks, and NGOs

Other
Other resources

Indicator
Current
Reference Period
Previous
Update Frequency
-3.3%
June 2020
-1.3%
Quarterly
-2.9%
June 2020
1.4%
Quarterly
4.2%
July 2020
4.3%
Monthly
0.3%
July 2020
0%
Monthly
0%
July 2020
0.2%
Monthly
4270
July 2020
3632
Monthly
6880
June 2020
2286
Monthly
57
July 2020
51
Monthly
84.2
July 2020
81.8
Monthly
3.4%
June 2020
4.6%
Monthly
7.2%
June 2020
-6.7%
Monthly
-0.5%
June 2020
-9.6%
Monthly
-0.4%
June 2020
-9.8%
Monthly

On the KBLA Blog

Ministry of Environment Announces Jan. 1, 2021 Effective Date for the Amended Enforcement Decree of the Resource Circulation Act

Korea’s Ministry of Environment (the “MOE”) announced that the amendment to the Enforcement Decree of the “Act on Resource Circulation of Electrical and Electronic Equipment and Vehicles” (the “Resource Circulation Act”) (this “Amendment”) will become effective on January 1, 2021.

Aug. 10, 2020

KOSPI Index

Aug. 12, 2020 - 2,432.35

Daily Closing Price
(Previous 52 Week Period)

Presidential Approval Rating

2020 - Aug 1W - 44.25% Positive Approval

Average of RealMeter and Gallup Korea Polls
(Previous 52 Week Period)

COVID-19 in Korea

Daily and Cumulative Cases

Aug. 13, 2020
Data: Korea CDC, (click to drill down)

Air Quality Data

Aug. 13, 2020 Central Seoul

(Current and Previous 24 Hour Period)
Data: AirKorea

OVERALL

Good

PM 2.5

15.0

㎍/㎥

PM 10

21.0

㎍/㎥

Ozone (O3)

0.008

ppm

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2)

0.023

ppm

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

0.3

ppm

Sulfurous Acid Gas (SO2)

0.003

ppm

Good

Moderate

Unhealthy

Very Unhealthy