Category: Northeast Asia

South Korea’s Moon is waning

NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW President needs reforms to revive economy and political rating William Pesek It is hard to think of a top world leader having a worse Trump presidency than Moon Jae-in. The South Korean president took office in May 2017 with a mandate to overhaul a rigid and aging economy. Instead, his team is

South Korea flashes warning signs for 2019

ASIA TIMES As chatter about a global downturn grows in volume, events in Seoul are worth a look By WILLIAM PESEK JANUARY 5, 2019 With its sizable, open economy, South Korea often acts as a weathervane of sorts for trade-flow inflection points. And at the moment, one of Asia’s most reliable early-warning systems is flashing something approaching red. The