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Strong Currency Hits Corporate Profits in South Korea

Posted on 25 July 2014

South Korea’s corporate sector reported disappointing profits Thursday due to a strong local currency that’s making it harder to compete in overseas markets at a time of lackluster global growth.
Hyundai Motor, SK Hynix Inc., a chip maker and steelmaker Posco all blamed the currency for sizeable declines in net profits during the second quarter. LG Electronics Inc., whose net profit doubled in the quarter due to a revival of its smartphone business, said profits would have been larger still if the won hadn’t been so strong………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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