Time now for an in-depth look at the market news this afternoon.
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.
Good to be here.
Last week was good for Wall Street, even though Friday the Dow and the S&P were down. A lot of data on the economy and hopes for good earnings from the megacap companies. Tell us about that and what you see happening in the markets from here.
A big gain today here in Korea today on the KOSPI and the KOSDAQ. What's happening here in the local markets?
The IMF this week will be releasing a revision to its forecast for the global economy. The Bank of Korea announcing the country's real GDP for the 4th quarter and all of last year. What's on your radar in the days ahead?