Time now for an in-depth look at the market news on this Monday.
And for that, I'm joined on the line by Dr. Yang Jun-sok, Professor of Economics at the Catholic University of Korea.
Professor Yang, good to have you back on.
Stocks in New York ended last week with a solid gain. Here in Seoul, the KOSPI and the KOSDAQ strongly higher as well. What's the story in the global markets and in Korea?
The Trump administration has added China's biggest chipmaker SMIC to its entity list, effectively banning American companies from sending it technology. This could benefit Korean chipmakers. What do you make of this story, professor?
It's the start of a new week, though most of it will be a holiday in Korea. Still, what's on your radar this week, professor?