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THE INVESTOR
July 17, 2019
Big Reunion

Stocks & Bonds

NK-related stocks set to fly on Vietnam summit

  • PUBLISHED :February 24, 2019 - 15:20
  • UPDATED :February 24, 2019 - 15:45
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With the US-North Korea summit scheduled to take place in Hanoi this week, North Korea-related stocks have been buoyed by the latest conciliatory mood, and a rally is forecast into the future. 

Yonhap

Shares of South Korean resort operator Ananti, an operator of a resort at Kumgangsan in the North, was among the most traded shares on the KOSDAQ bourse last week, with its weekly transactions amounting to nearly 705.3 billion won (US$626.9 million), according to the Korea Exchange. The firm’s shares closed on Feb. 22 at 26,550 won, which was 9.26 percent higher from the previous week.

KOSPI-listed Hanchang, which recently floated its plans to operate a ferry between the two Koreas, Russia and China, jumped 67.5 percent on-week to 3,685 won on Feb. 22. It ranked fourth in terms of weekly transactions on the KOSPI last week.

“The momentum of North Korea-related stocks is likely to continue with the conciliatory mood that will remain after the summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un,” Kim Yoon-seo, an analyst at Shinhan Financial Investment said, adding that the result of the summit will determine the length of the momentum.

But analysts also warned of the inter-Korean business stocks’ normally volatile nature, recalling how the stock values sharply fell following the US-North Korea summit held last June in Singapore.

By Jung Min-kyung/The Korea Herald (mkjung@heraldcorp.com)

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