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Economy of South Korea

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The economy of South Korea is the fourth largest economy in Asia and the 11th largest in the ... Credit rating .... In 2009, South Korea officially became the first major recipient of ODA to have as...

Koreans Labor Under a Mountain of Debt - Bloomberg

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Nov 13, 2013 ... They face giant credit card bills and hefty mortgages. ... Over the past two decades, South Korea has morphed from a country of savers into a nation of ... when credit cards first became widely available, you had salesmen on ...

South Koreans Are on a Debt Binge - WSJ

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Feb 25, 2015 ... Cheap credit is fueling rapid growth in household debt, which clocked its ... Lotte Castle apartment buildings stand in Gimpo, South Korea. ... and other financial institutions as well as credit-card spending, rose 2.8% to 1,089 ... crisis, even as the U.S. and other Western nations sought to pare borrowings.

10 things South Korea does better than anywhere else - CNN.com

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Nov 27, 2013 ... Whipping out the plastic – South Koreans became the world's top users of credit cards two years ago, making 129.7 transactions per person in ...

Robert Manning: "Credit Card Nation: The Consequences of ...

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Feb 23, 2010 ... author of Credit Card Nation: The Consequences of America's Addiction to .... orchestrated by then-Secretary of Treasury Rubin, who became vice president .... South Korea: 40,000+ Unionized Workers Stage One-Day Strike ...

The Birth of Korean Cool: How One Nation Is Conquering the World ...

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Editorial Reviews. Amazon.com Review. An Amazon Best Book of the Month, August 2014: I ... Euny Hong recounts how South Korea vaulted itself into the twenty-first ... uncool country became cool, and how a nation that once banned miniskirts, ..... Amazon.com Store Card · Amazon.com Corporate Credit Line · Shop with .....

Tmoney: one transportation card, nation-wide :: Korea.net : The ...

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Dec 18, 2014 ... Unlike credit cards that have a magnetic strip, Tmoney is based on radio ... bright, as a number of nations in Central and South America and the ...

CNN's List: What Does South Korea Do Best in the World ...

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Dec 9, 2013 ... The next one was the nation's ubiquitous use of credit cards. CNN pointed out, “ South Koreans became the world's top users of credit cards two ...

How different cultures handle credit cards - CreditCards.com

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Jan 5, 2011 ... With credit card habits varying widely across the world, there are lessons ... decade it became almost fashionable, with the number of credit card charges ... as South Korea, where 81 percent pay off their balances each month.

Economy - South Korea Government

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After the war, South Korea became heavily dependent on U.S. aid. ... the Han River being the main river that runs through the nation's capital and largest city, ... A downturn in consumer spending, attributed to massive personal credit card debt, ...

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South Korea's growing credit problem - BBC News - BBC.com

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Sep 17, 2013 ... Image caption South Korea's credit culture spreads far beyond its poorest citizens ... After decades of strong economic growth, a nation of careful savers has ... South Koreans became the world's top credit card users in 2011.

Background/Analysis - South Korea | The Card Game | FRONTLINE ...

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Nov 24, 2009 ... South Korea: A Nation Living Off Credit ... Suddenly, credit cards became so easy to obtain that even teenagers and unemployed people could ...

South Koreans become world's top credit card users | Public Radio ...

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Jun 10, 2013 ... Per capita, South Korea's credit card use rose to 129.7 transactions in 2011, according to data compiled by the Bank of Korea, up from 114.9 ...