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Analysis: South Korea's consumers edge towards debt precipice

<p>A man talks on his mobile phone next to a bank's advertisement showing its lending rate in Seoul August 24, 2011. REUTERS/Truth Leem (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: BUSINESS)</p>

A man talks on his mobile phone next to a bank's advertisement showing its lending rate in Seoul August 24, 2011. REUTERS/Truth Leem (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: BUSINESS)

A man talks on his mobile phone next to a bank's advertisement showing its lending rate in Seoul August 24, 2011. REUTERS/Truth Leem (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: BUSINESS)

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<p>A woman walks past a bank's advertisement showing its lending rate in Seoul August 24, 2011. REUTERS/Truth Leem</p>

A woman walks past a bank's advertisement showing its lending rate in Seoul August 24, 2011. REUTERS/Truth Leem

A woman walks past a bank's advertisement showing its lending rate in Seoul August 24, 2011. REUTERS/Truth Leem

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