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S. Korea's consumer sentiment suffers due to political turmoil


12-29-2016 00:57 BJT

It's been a dramatic year for South Korea. And that drama has played out both in the political and business spheres.  Let's show you what it's done to consumer spending. 

Consumer sentiment last month dropped its the lowest level since the 2009 financial crisis. The Bank of Korea, says the consumer sentiment index stood at 95.8 in November.

Retail sales in South Korea have dropped more than 1 percent on a yearly basis since the beginning of November. Box office receipts plunged 17 percent on the year in November alone.

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