BoK says inflation outweighs slowdown risk

Bank of Korea assistant governor Yeung-Kyun Rhee said Thursday 13 July that the current focus should be on inflation rather than growth in the South Korean economy.

Speaking on the sidelines of an economic conference in Beijing, Rhee told reporters that while some are concerned about economic growth easing in the second half of the year, he thought that the decrease in growth would be "not great."

He also said that currently inflation is not a problem for the South Korean economy.

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