Korean finance minister calms investors

Lee Hun-Jai says the recent election result will not change the government''s attitude to reform and sees signs of economic recovery.

Korea's Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Lee Hun-Jai was in Hong Kong on Friday as part of a global roadshow to meet investors - in the wake of recent political upheavals and elections.

His message was upbeat, and delivered to a full room. Korea is a much stronger place, Lee said, recalling the last time the MOFE had done a roadshow in the wake of the Asian financial crisis. Our banks are sounder and better capitalised. Our corporate sector is profitable. Our regulation and supervision has increased.

He did not seek to avoid the central subject of interest. I know many of you have followed the impeachment in Korea and...

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