South Korea to Free Up Foreign-Exchange Rules for Brokerages

South Korea plans to allow brokerages to perform a wider range of foreign-exchange transactions from April 30, according to an e-mailed statement from the Ministry of Strategy and Finance.

Brokerages will be able to convert currencies for investment banking purposes. Previously they were only allowed to do foreign-exchange transactions for investors wanting to buy securities, the ministry said in the statement.

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