Or that South Korea will get back on their feet with this weak JPY.
PS: On the Foreign Investment front, if you exclude capital that went into Petrobras (PBR Equity) in late 2010... the chart would look uglier than it is right now. The company is spending a lot of cash, but crude production growth keeps disappointing. They can't raise gasoline/diesel prices because the government wants to keep inflation down, subsidizing consumers, screwing PBR's shareholders.
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