What Would the Reunification of Korea Mean for Investors?

Korea split in 1945, shortly after the Second World War, and there has been ongoing tension between the divided nations ever since

Holly Black 22 February, 2018 | 12:11PM
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North and South Korea unified for the 2018 Winter Olympics

The decision for North and South Korea to field a joint team at this year’s Winter Olympics has sparked speculation about what a possible reunification might mean for the countries – and what it could mean for investors.

Korea split in 1945, shortly after the Second World War, and there has been ongoing tension between the divided nations ever since. Yet this month, athletes from the two countries marched beneath a unified flag and entered a joint women’s ice hockey team into the Winter Olympics, hosted in Pyeongchang, sparking speculation of an end to their long rivalry. But experts point out that a unification would not be simple.

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Holly Black  is Senior Editor, Morningstar.co.uk