25.08.2014 - Korea: No rush of investors at gold exchange
Although business is transacted, there are no records and the government canít levy taxes. This is the character of the underground economy in Korea, where gold is the commodity of choice. Transactions are made through a direct exchange of bullion or by cash, and the total value not subject to taxation is estimated at 300 billion won ($294.8 million) a year. In an attempt to tap into that source of revenue, the government in March opened the nationís first gold exchange market. After five months, are there signs of progress toward making the underground market more transparent?..............................................Full Article: Source
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