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Samsung: Microcosm of long-term structural problems for Korean economy

This week’s landmark decision against Korean conglomerate Samsung (SSNLF, quote) in its patent litigation suit with Apple (AAPL, quote) has resulted in a number of articles debating over what the San Jose court’s decision means for the smartphone landscape. However, this also provides observers an opportunity to examine the nature of the chaebol-dominated Korean economy (EWY, quote) and what potential pitfalls may impede the country’s progress going forward.

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Emerging market stock of the day: Samsung

Samsung (SSNLF, quote) has dominated global headlines over the past week as a result of the conclusion of its drawn out  litigation process with Apple (AAPL, quote) over patent infringement. With the American court ruling in Apple’s favor, Samsung’s stock has faced pressure in Korean trading. How should you treat Samsung and ETFs with large exposure to the firm as the result of this development?

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Thursday’s best web

Thursday’s best web covers Starbucks continued expansion in Brazil, growing Chinese investments to grow GDP, investing opportunity in the emerging market banking sector, free trade negotiations between Korea and Vietnam, and Malaysia’s June export numbers surprise.

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