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S. Korea worries about growing economic risks, amid impeachment push for President Park

在推動彈劾朴總統之際 南韓擔心經濟危機加劇

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South Korea’ finance ministry said on Thursday it is concerned about further risks to the economy from "domestic issues", as parliament prepares to hold an impeachment vote on South Korean President Park Geun-hye.

南韓企劃財政部週四說,值此國會準備舉行彈劾南韓總統朴槿惠的表決之際,該部擔憂經濟會因「國內議題」而陷更大危機。

That would put more pressure on an economy that is grappling with record household debt, dozens of zombie companies under restructuring and weak exports, which have been further dampened by Samsung Electronics Co’s decision to scrap its fire-prone flagship smartphone Galaxy Note 7 and a strike at Hyundai Motor Co.

那將對一個正努力解決創新高的家庭負債、重組數十家殭屍企業和出口疲弱的經濟體造成更大壓力;「三星電子公司」決停產其容易自燃的旗艦智慧型手機「Galaxy Note 7」與「現代汽車公司」的罷工,已對外銷更不利。

South Korea is bracing for another possible hit to trade if President-elect Donald Trump follows through on his protectionism rhetoric once he takes office in January, while its financial markets - like other emerging economies - have been roiled by expectations of more U.S. interest rate hikes starting as soon as next week.

南韓正防備其貿易恐遭受另一次衝擊,倘若美國總統當選人川普明年1月一就任即落實其保護主義言論,與此同時,南韓金融市場就像其他新興經濟體,已因預期美國最快於下週調高利率而不安。

South Korea’s manufacturing activity shrank for the fourth straight month in November and export orders also fell, a private survey showed last week. "We’re seeing a pause in investment and policymaking in general due to political uncertainties," said Jung Kyu-chul, an economist at state-run Korea Development Institute.

一份民間調查上週顯示,南韓11月製造業活動連續第4個月萎縮,外銷訂單亦減少。國營「韓國開發研究院」分析師鄭奎哲說:「由於政治的不確定性,我們正見到投資和決策普遍停擺。」

Source article: http://iservice.ltn.com.tw/Service/english/english.php?engno=1065372&day=2016-12-25

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