Probe demands testimony from woman at heart of S. Korea scandal

08-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM Print This Post

South Korea’s central bank on Wednesday said any reduction in China’s exports to the United States would hamper shipments from Asia’s fourth-largest economy as it would cut demand for Korea’s intermediary goods.

In a study detailing potential fallout on South Korea’s economy, the Bank of Korea said a 10 percent reduction in China’s exports to the US will cut overall sales out of Korea by 0.36 percent, based on the assumption of renewed US trade protectionist policies.

South Korea’s electronics, semiconductors and petrochemical industries are some of the most vulnerable sectors to a potential damage in China-US trades, the paper said.

Republican Donald Trump’s upset win in the Nov. 8 presidential election has heightened worries about US trade policy after the New York billionaire threatened to tear up international trade deals and slap import tariffs during a boisterous campaign.

South Korea's parliament demands that Choi Soon-Sil answer questions -- she is at the heart of a scandal engulfing President Park Geun-Hye (AFP)


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