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SEOUL Increasing labor productivity and reforming labor practices are among the top challenges facing South Korea as it grapples with a rapidly aging population and high youth unemployment, the head of the OECD said on Thursday.
SEOUL South Korea's central bank kept its key interest rate unchanged at a record low on Thursday, as expected, as it assesses the effects of government measures to cool the housing market and a recently introduced fiscal stimulus.
SEOUL South Korea's consumer price inflation ticked up in May from April, data showed on Thursday, in line with recent signs of slowly improving consumer spending in Asia's fourth-largest economy.
SEOUL South Korea's central bank kept interest rates steady on Thursday, taking an unusually bullish view of economic growth prospects as a new administration formulates multi-billion-dollar fiscal stimulus measures.
SEOUL South Korea’s central bank surprised markets by cutting interest rates to a record low 1.25 percent on Thursday, to cushion the economy against weak exports and the fallout from a massive restructuring of an ailing shipping industry.
SEOUL South Korea's central bank kept its policy on hold on Thursday and its chief suggested he was not ready to ease policy soon, dampening bond futures prices and bolstering the won currency.
SEOUL South Korea's central bank governor acknowledged on Tuesday the softening economy may warrant policy easing soon but declined to signal any immediate action, citing heightened uncertainty over the global economy and financial markets.
SEOUL South Korea's central bank held its policy interest rate steady at a record low for a sixth straight month on Thursday, as expected, just a few days before the U.S. Federal Reserve decides whether to implement a much-anticipated policy tightening.
SEOUL, Nov 4 (GRAPHIC: Employment: http://link.reuters.com/tyb95w
SEOUL South Korea's annual inflation in October accelerated to its highest in 11 months to reflect an ongoing recovery in consumption, government data showed on Tuesday, easing the pressure for an immediate rate cut by the central bank.