How Korea Is Conquering Myanmar, One Soap Opera at a Time

A Cinderella story of two antagonistic stepsisters and a love story about a woman with amnesia – these soap opera tropes may be South Korea’s ticket for greater influence in the slowly opening Burmese market. According to the Yonhap News Agency, the South Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism is teaming up with the […]

Nonghyup Financial eyes Indonesian, Myanmar banks

SEOUL, Aug. 3 (Yonhap) — Nonghyup Financial Group Inc., South Korea’s fourth-largest banking group by assets, is considering buying banks in Indonesia and Myanmar in a bid to expand its overseas business and diversify its portfolio, the group’s chairman said Monday. Nonghyup Financial is the biggest state-run agricultural cooperative whose stakeholders include farms and other […]