The business of Korea is business.

      

More than just a new website
and some new tools

KBLA's new intelligence tools promise
to offer significantly greater value to members.

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KBLA Dinner is back!
The event that started it all...

Join us for our first KBLA Dinner of 2020!
Our signature social event for business leaders is back again in 2020.
There are only 8 seats, so register fast.

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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
from their imagination and an apartment in Yongin.

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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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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

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
-1.3%
March 2020
1.3%
Quarterly
1.4%
March 2020
2.3%
Quarterly
4.5%
May 2020
3.8%
Monthly
0%
June 2020
-0.3%
Monthly
0.2%
June 2020
-0.2%
Monthly
3670
June 2020
436
Monthly
2290
May 2020
-3330
Monthly
51
June 2020
49
Monthly
81.8
June 2020
77.6
Monthly
4.6%
May 2020
5.3%
Monthly
-6.7%
May 2020
-6.7%
Monthly
-9.6%
May 2020
-5.1%
Monthly
-9.8%
May 2020
-4.7%
Monthly

On the KBLA Blog

More Than Just a New Website and Some New Tools

KBLA's new intelligence tools promise to offer significantly greater value to members.

July 6, 2020

COVID-19 Outbreak: Managing Legal Issues from the Korean Law Perspective

While Korea has had considerable success in containing and curtailing the first wave of the novel coronavirus outbreak (‘COVID-19’), the ongoing spread of the pandemic continues to disrupt the global economy, significantly impacting businesses and companies in all industries worldwide.

July 2, 2020

KOSPI Index

July 7, 2020 - 2,164.17

Daily Closing Price
(Previous 52 Week Period)

Presidential Approval Rating

2020 - Jul 1W - 49.7% Positive Approval

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

Air Quality Data

July 8, 2020 Central Seoul

(Current and Previous 24 Hour Period)
Data: AirKorea

OVERALL

Moderate

PM 2.5

18.0

㎍/㎥

PM 10

27.0

㎍/㎥

Ozone (O3)

0.03

ppm

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2)

0.013

ppm

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

0.5

ppm

Sulfurous Acid Gas (SO2)

0.002

ppm

Good

Moderate

Unhealthy

Very Unhealthy