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Issuance of derivatives-linked securities hits record high

Korea’s issuance of derivatives-linked securities has soared to a record level as more investors turn to buy stocks indirectly for decent returns amid low interest rates, data showed Thursday. A total of 100.2 trillion won worth of derivatives-tied securities has been sold so far as of last Friday, surpassing the 100 trillion won ($83.85 billion) mark for the first time, according to data compiled by the Korea Securities Depository (KSD). The products are structured to track the performance of underlying assets, [...]

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