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South Korea in the eye of a cross-Pacific economic storm

In his four years heading South Korea’s central bank Lee Ju-yeol has withstood many a challenge: 10% youth unemployment, record household debt, the impeachment of a president, Pyongyang’s antics spooking markets, you name it. But none holds a candle to Donald Trump. Like most skilled policymakers in Asia, Governor Lee figured Trump’s trade-war talk was […]