South Korean Won Biggest Loser in Asia on Risk Aversion

The South Korean currency, one of the best performers in 2009 among Asian emerging markets, had a severe weekly decline as risk aversion remained predominant after China’s statements regarding new regulations on its economy.

After China announced it will take further measures to control inflation in the country, which can be understood with implied slower economic growth, the South Korean currency declined versus most of its main trading partners currencies, as was the worst performer in the Asian region this week in foreign-exchange markets.

USD/KRW ended the week at 1,152.50 from an opening rate of 1,136.2 this Friday.

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