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Korea's experience in attracting FDI

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Recent Developments in FDI Recent
Rising Anti-Foreign-Capital Perception
Since Sovereign Asset Management threatened take-over of SK in 2003, the negative perception of foreign capital has become a focal point as a social issue. High yields have also led to widespread concern over speculative foreign capital. – Companies invested in by investment banks and private equity funds such as New Bridge Capital, Lone Star Funds, Sovereign Asset Management are prime examples. Criticism on the speculative foreign capital highlighted by disputes on the acquisition of Foreign Exchange Bank by Lone Star Funds Growing Concern over the Anti-foreign capital is viewed as one of the biggest investment hurdles in Korea.
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Unit: million dollars, % 1965 Public Loans Commercial Loans FDI Total 62 (42.9) 70 (48.3) 13 (8.8) 147 (100.0) -1972 1,130 (32.2) 1,950 (55.5) 227 (6.5) 3,512 (100.0) -1978 3,431 (30.6) 5,858 (52.2) 704 (6.3) 11,219 (100.0) -1985 10,105 (28.9) 7,937 (22.7) 1,157 (3.3) 34,914 (100.0) -1992 4,688 (15.4) 5,206 (17.1) 5,684 (18.7) 30,389 (100.0) Total 19,417 (24.2) 21.022 (26.2) 7,785 (9.7) 80,181 (100.0)
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Title Korea's experience in attracting FDI
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Material Type Reports
Author(English)

Ha, Byung Ki

Date 2007
Pages 35
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Economy < Direct Investment
Holding KDI School of Public Policy and Management
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