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South Korea's Economic Doldrums Have Taken the Wind Out of Moon's Sails

Oct 4, 2019 | 09:00 GMT
A South Korea freighter anchors at Qingdao, China.

Exports, the backbone of the South Korean economy, have taken a hit over the past year, dragged down by the weight of global uncertainty, a trade battle with Japan and a glut of semiconductors that have flattened that market.

(Visual China Group via Getty Images)

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