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Christopher Byungho Suh

Christopher Suh has been a research fellow at the Korea Institute of Finance since 2006. He works in the Financial Industry & Institutions Division, where he analyzes the banking industry and looks at managerial issues involving Korean banks. He also advises the Korean government regarding the policy implications of current phenomena and performs cost-benefit analyses of proposed financial policies. He concentrated in industrial organization and corporate finance during his doctoral studies, but has also researched managerial issues such as internationalization, risk management, and business strategy development at Korean banks.

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Book/Special report

EU-Korea Economic Exchange

Articles published during the Bruegel/Korea Institute of Finance project on ‘EU-Korea policy responses to the global financial and economic crisis and the scope for internationalisation of the financial services industry’

By: Zsolt Darvas, Chung-Han Kim, Shahin Vallée, Nicolas Véron, Haesik Park, Georg Zachmann, Jeong Ho Suh, Jean Pisani-Ferry, Christopher Byungho Suh, Reinhilde Veugelers, Hyoungsik Noh, Sungwook Park, Jabonn Kim, Mansoo Jee, Marco Antonielli and Mario Mariniello Topic: Global economy and trade Date: April 22, 2013
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The state of foreign bank branches in Korea

Foreign bank branches in Korea have gradually gained importance, increasing their share of the total assets of the Korean banking industry from 6.3 percent in 2000 to 14.2 percent in 2009. But recently, both their growth and profitability have been stagnant. The likelihood of either closures or asset sales is increasing, especially with the rapidly deteriorating performance of US and European bank branches. Thus, monitoring the repatriation of funds from Korea to the foreign banks’ headquarters should be strengthened, while the Bank of Korea and Financial Supervisory Committee should put in place a plan to handle potential large-scale capital outflows.

By: Christopher Byungho Suh Topic: Banking and capital markets, Global economy and trade Date: May 16, 2012