Stock Market Overview

The Korea Stocks Exchange (KRX) is one of the largest exchanges in Asia. Its main board is where large stocks list, while small to medium companies list on the KOSDAQ where they can seek financing channels. Some of the largest and most well-known stocks on the KRX are Samsung Electronics (005930), Hyundai Motor Co. (005380), LG Corp (003550), Korea Gas Corp (036460), Hankook Tyre (161390), POSCO (005490) and Korea Electric Power Co. (015760).

Brokerage Fees

  Offline Trading
Asia Pacific     % Minimum
South Korea (KRX) Offline Only 0.70% KRW ₩60,000.00

Note: Commission is inclusive of GST and exchange fees are exclusive of GST, and may be subject to change without prior notice. Share Trading Fees outlined are for execution only, fees for advisory services may differ and should be discussed with your Private Client Adviser. Custodian charges may apply.

All accounts are prepaid in order to enjoy low online brokerage fees.

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Exchange Fees

Securities Transaction Tax (Sell Only) 0.10%*
Special Tax for Rural Development (Sell Only) 0.15%

* With effect from 3 June 2019, South Korea’s Securities Transaction Tax (Sell Only) will be revised from 0.15% to 0.10%.

Trading Hours

Australia Time AEST 10:00am – 04:00pm
South Korea Time 09:00am – 03:00pm


Settlement Cycle T+2 Market Days
Settlement Currency AUD
Order Amalgamation Yes