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    KBLA Dinner

    SEP 23: A New Beginning in Gangnam!
    Our marquee relationship-building event, the KBLA Dinner, moves to Gangnam for the first time! Join us at Wolfgang's Steakhouse for everything you love about the KBLA Dinner, but with a brand new experience at a great new venue.

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  • OCT 7: FAST Company

    Breakfast Business School

    OCT 7: FAST Company
    What GE Learned When It Benchmarked Successful Start-ups

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  • Oct 19: Managing People Risk

    Professional Seminar Series

    Oct 19: Managing People Risk
    Bribery and Corruption. Hiring and Firing Key Personnel. Internal Investigations. Insurance. Learn how to manage the risk personnel create.

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  • KBLA Community

    Charles Ju

    Charting a path for the medical device industry in Korea. President of Toshiba Medical Systems Korea enlightens us on the inner workings of the medical devices and medical care ecosystems in Korea.

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    Dilip Sundaram

    Bridging the business culture gap between India and Korea. As CEO of Mahindra and Chairman of the Indian Chamber of Commerce in Korea, Dilip Sundaram, is a key piece of the puzzle.

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    David Richardson

    Korea’s Brand Whisperer. Over the last 30 years in Korea, David Richardson has experienced first-hand how Korean brands and Korea consumers have evolved.

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Korea Intelligence Package Report Summaries

In This Week's WIR

In This Week's WIR

September 27, 2016, 2016
Report Table of Contents

Korea Intelligence

2016 Employment and "Inter-Generational Win-Win Employment Subsidies"
Economic Freedom of the World: 2016 Annual Report
Financial Statement Analysis for 2Q 2016
World Market Shares for Korea's Top Exports
Construction Investment Contribution to GDP Growth
MOSF Ministerial Meeting and Korea Sale Festa


2017 HRI Economic Outlook
Producer Price Index, August 2016
August 2016 Trade Index and Terms of Trade

North Korea

North Korea Tests Its Largest-Ever Rocket Engine

In This Week's CIB

In This Week's CIB

September 28, 2016
Briefing Table of Contents

Corporate Intelligence

Maersk possibly looking at Hanjin Shipping, Hyundai Merchant Marine takeovers
CJ Korea Express to use Joylong EVs starting in 2019
DSME to sell its corporate headquarters
Boeing, Korean Air, to jointly develop unmanned versions of Little Bird attack helicopter
LG "V20" smartphone goes on sale September 29
Galaxy Note 7 sales will resume on October 1

Business and Industry

Credit-Specialized Finance Companies' 1H 2016 Earnings
OLED Market, 2015-2020
Credit Card Companies' Earnings, 1H 2016

Corporate Dates

Hansol Holdings absorbs Hansol PNS division
LS Networks spins-off Sketchers division

In This Week's KRA
Risk Mitigation

In This Week's KRA

September 29, 2016
Advisory Table of Contents

Risk Management

"Kim Young-Ran" Act Goes Into Effect
Causes of Death in 2015
Large Business Group Designation Threshold Raised
Defective Medication Recall Recovery Rates
Recovery Funds Allocated for September 12 Earthquake
KFTC Sanctions Sony Korea for Enforcing Minimum Online Price Requirements for Distributors

Cyber and Data Protection

Proposed Revisions to Personal Information Regulatory Scheme
KNPA Abuse of Personal Information


VAT on Payments via Department Stores' Mileage Points and Gift Certificates

Legislation Effect Dates

Public Review and Comment Period Deadlines

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