2019.07.18 NEWSCENTER HEADLINES

2019.07.18 NEWSCENTER HEADLINES


Amid Tokyo’s export restrictions against Seoul,
the Bank of Korea cuts its key interest rate to one-and-a-half percent. It also slashes Korea’s GDP growth forecast
to 2-point-2 percent. We tell you why. Korea snubs Japan’s request to have a third
party arbitrate their wartime forced labor dispute. Tokyo says Seoul must response by the end
of today, but Seoul’s foreign ministry dismisses what it calls Tokyo’s “unilateral” deadline. President Moon Jae-in meets with the leaders
of Korea’s five political parties… to come up with nonpartisan countermeasures against
Japan’s trade curbs. And… we meet one of Korea’s most promising
divers. Kim Su-ji is making waves at the FINA World
Championships in Gwangju, becoming the first Korean diver ever to reach the podium at the
global swimming competition.

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