* Date : 2017-08-08
Special prosecutor Park Young-soo has requested a 12 year prison sentence for the bribery allegations of former Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong. Samsung Group has yet to take an official position, but will no doubt be in close observation when the final verdict is handed out on the 25th. We take a look at how the business community has reacted to the proceedings.
A week has passed since the Moon administration's second set of real estate measures were announced. The hefty new rules - said to target speculative buying - showed a commitment to stabilizing the property market, even at the cost of dragging growth down a pinch. We consider the possible impact.