Weak Currency Eases Pain for Korean Exporters

Could the shock wave roaring through the global auto and electronics industries play out to the advantage of South Korean blue chips? The question may sound off the mark while Samsung Electronics, Korea's largest company and the world's biggest maker of memory chips, liquid-crystal display panels, and TVs, posts its first quarterly loss this decade on Jan. 23. Hyundai Motor, the country's largest automaker, on Jan. 22 posted a sharp fall in its net profit for the three months to December.

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