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North Korea denied having sent drones to South Korea, claiming the recent discovery of unmanned aerial vehicles in the South was a part of Seoul’s smear campaign against Pyongyang.
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The Bank of Korea’s new governor is bringing South Korea’s famed speedy decision making to the job.Lee Ju-yeol on Thursday pounded the gavel to start his first monetary policy meeting in charge at 9:00am sharp—the same time as every other meeting. Then, at 9:55am, the board’s rate-hold decision was made public by a messenger at the BOK’s headquarters.
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South Korea on Sunday found another suspected North Korean drone, the third of its kind to have been discovered in the past two weeks, adding to concerns over the South’s air defenses.
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The big question in South Korea is whether the central bank will raise rates this year after keeping its policy rate steady at 2.5% for 10 months through March.The Bank of Korea’s new governor, Lee Ju-yeol, 61, a career central banker, takes the helm in April.
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South Korea on Wednesday pointed to North Korea as a strong suspect in a probe into where two crashed drones—one of which reportedly neared the presidential office in Seoul—came from.
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South Korea’s sputtering economy has sparked fears that the country could mirror Japan’s descent into a “lost decade” of stagnation. But a new report by an influential economist shows why that scenario is unlikely.
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The U.S. Trade Representative has put South Korea’s small-business advocacy group on a watch list for possibly breaching the U.S.-Korea free trade pact with non-tariff barriers against U.S. businesses.
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South Korea strongly denounced Japan's fresh territorial claim on Friday to a set of disputed islets—setting back U.S. efforts to repair ties between two key Asian allies ahead of a visit by President Barack Obama this month.
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A Seoul newspaper on Thursday ran a front-page photo that local security authorities must have hated to see: An aerial shot taken by a suspected North Korean drone of South Korea’s presidential office.
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The world’s central banks have navigated different currents in the first quarter of 2014 and are preparing themselves for a variety of challenges in the months ahead.
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Kwanwoo Jun is a correspondent who covers the Bank of Korea as well as trade and finance ministries in South Korea. Mr. Jun also covers North Korean nuclear issues, inter-Korean relations, South Korean politics and other newsy stories on demand.

Previously, Mr. Jun worked as a Seoul correspondent for France's international newswire service, AFP, and as a staff reporter for The Korea Herald newspaper. He earned an MA in journalism from New York University after studying English at the Korea National University of Education.

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  • NYU, New York
    Journalism (MA)
  • KNUE, Korea
    English
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  • The Wall Street Journal
    2012 - present
  • AFP / AFP-TV
    1999 - 2011
  • The Korea Herald
    1994 - 1999
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