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Korea''s first infrastructure fund has been launched by Shinhan Macquarie. It could prove a boost to the bond market.

In Korea they have a saying, 'Plali, plali', says John Walker, which means quickly, quickly. It is one of the reasons he and Macquarie are so keen on Korea.

Shinhan Macquarie Financial Advisory, a joint venture between the Korean bank and the Australian investment bank, has been in operation for just over a year, and by December 28, 2002 had already launched Korea's first infrastructure fund.

Walker, who is CEO of the JV, is...

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