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MSCI maintains emerging markets rating in South Korea, despite upgrade efforts

MSCI stands by its longstanding assessment of South Korea as an emerging market, despite the country’s renewed efforts to become a developed market.

The index provider’s reluctance to reclassify South Korea, without any proposed changes in its latest annual review, could deprive local markets of tens of billions of dollars of inflows from global investors and risk disappointing politicians and regulators. regulators in Seoul.


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