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How Structured Products Sold in Korea Could Roil Markets

  • ‘Korean brokerages are panicking,’ says one researcher
  • Offshore hedges are becoming more expensive as markets tumble
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South Korea’s $84 billion market for complex structured products is coming under strain as global stocks and commodities tumble, threatening to saddle securities firms with losses and worsen volatility in everything from local corporate bonds to offshore derivatives.