The South Korean stocks market plunged on Thursday, April 18th due to the intensification of trade frictions. The KOSPI stock index lost 1,43%, declining for the second straight session. In addition to the current tensions caused by the commercial war between the U.S. and China, foreign investors who have been key to recent gains, turned net sellers in a profit-taking position. ETFs exposed to this segment decreased on average by -1,64% yesterday, penalizing the 30-days cumulated performance which now stands at +2,73%. Over the same period, this segment of 36 ETFs gathering $ 7,1 bn of assets under management, recorded net outflows of $ -573M.