Selected Asian Business Information Sources
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
Print Resources | Internet Resources
- Korea Annual. Seoul, Korea : Yonhap News Agency,
1964 - present.
A comprehensive handbook which covers virtually all
aspects of both North and South Korea, including government
and politics, the economy, and various statistics. It also contains
directories of North and South Korean governments, foreign diplomatic
missions as well as business firms. A useful guide to foreigners
who are contemplating doing business in Korea.
- Korea Company Handbook. Seoul : Asia-Pacific
Infoserv, Inc. 1995 - present.
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Room: Foreign Industrial Directories Alcove
Covers thousands of publicly traded and privately
owned companies, major economic organizations, domestic and
foreign banks in Korea, as well as foreign diplomatic missions
in Korea. In addition to general directory types of information,
this book also contains chaptes addressing many aspects of conducting
business in Korea, such as economic review and policies, trade
policy and tariff system, taxation, industry review, foreign
direct investment, labor laws, financial systems and market
- Korean Business Directory. Seoul : Korea Chamber
of Commerce and Industry, 1996.
Information in this directory is organized in four
categories: index to commodities, list of firms, financing and
service industries and economic organizations.
- Korean Trade Directory. Seoul : Korean Traders
Association. 1959 - 1995. Ceased in 1995.
Comprehensive information on Korean trading companies
and their products, covering almost 34,000 products, 50,000
companies, and hundreds of trade-service organizations. It consists
of three sections. Section 1 is a product index, providing an
alphabetical list of products available for manufacturing, exporting,
and importing. Section 2 provides company information, each
entry covering company name, address, telephone, and fax number,
its products, as well as exports and imports. Section 3 provides
information on service industries, covering organizations which
provide trade-related services, such as trade organizations,
foreign embassies in Korea, Korean diplomatic missions aborad,
foreign and Korean banks, major airlines, and hotels.
- NTC's dictionary of Korea's business and cultural code
words. by Boye Lafayette De Mente. Lincolnwood, IL : NTC
Publishing Group, 1998.
Provides 1 to 3 page explanations of the historical
and contemporary role of approximately 200 Korean business and
cultural concepts relating to such themes as business morality
and practices; communication and consensus building; culture
and customs; education, ethics, and morality; etiquette and
role-playing; family, society, men, and women; foreign elements;
history, myths, militarism; hospitality, eating and drinking;
philosophical beliefs and practices; and politics, power, law,
- See also the Japan Section in the Business Reference
Service guide: Business
Management and the Economy in East Asia
- Business, Commerce: Korea, South
Publisher: Library of Congress. Asian Division.
A Library of Congress Portals to the World
guide, with selected links to electronic resources selected
by subject specialists in the Asian Division of the Library
- Business, Management, and the Economy in East Asia: Web
Publisher: Library of Congress. Business Reference Section.
- Bank of Korea
Publisher: The Bank of Korea
Provides information on Korea economy, monetary policy,
foreign exchange, financial system, etc
Publisher: Korea Development Institute
Provides the current economic trend, news, policy
of Korea, analysis and other links.
- Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency
Publisher: Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency
KOTRA, the Korea Trade & Investment Promotion
Agency, is a non-profit governmental organization for the promotion
of trade and investment. From the web site users may search
for Korean companies by name, product name, product category,
or Harmonized code. In English and Korean.
- The Korea Times: Money
Publisher: The Korea Times
Provides business and industry news
- Republic of Korea. Ministry of Strategy and Finance.
Publisher: Republic of Korea. Ministry of Strategy and Finance.
Provides access to Daily Economic Indicators that include interest
rates, stock prices, exchange rates, and commodity prices; Weekly and Monthly Economic Bulletins; and the Economic policy section that covers various aspects of the Korean economy. Also included are press releases from the Ministry; links to other government ministries
and to the Bank of Korea site; and to a page of frequently asked
questions regarding the Korean economy. Available in English and Korean.
- Republic of Korea. Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Publisher: Republic of Korea. Ministry of Foreign Affairs and
Offers links to trade and investment news, texts
of recent press releases and speeches, information on Korean
economic reforms, investment in Korea, science and technology,
and business information, including a database of Korean products
and companies. Available in English and Korean.
- [Republic of Korea]. National Statistical Office.
Publisher: Republic of Korea. National Statistical Office.
This site, provided by the National Statistical Ofice
of the Republic of Korea, is well organized and offers comprehensive
statistical data on South Korea, such as monthly major statistids,
press releases and analysis data, national account, composite
index, international competitive statistics and standards, etc.
It also has links to NSO Publications On-Line, Statistical Papers,
and Korea in Graph.