Korea’s economic growth took a step backward
in the second quarter of the year. The Bank of Korea says the country’s gross
domestic product increased zero-point-six-percent during the April to June period from the previous
quarter. That’s the lowest growth rate increase since
the third quarter of 2012. Exports continued their upward trend growing
one-point-9-percent from the previous quarter… however domestic consumption dropped zero-point-3-percent…
largely due to April’s ferry disaster.