January 12, 2018 / 1:06 AM / 2 months ago

South Korea says economic recovery to continue, employment remains weak

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s economy is expected to continue its recovery, helped by robust exports and global economic growth although employment remains weak, the finance ministry said on Friday.

FILE PHOTO - A crane carries a container (top R) from a ship at the PNC container terminal at the Busan New Port in Busan, about 420 km (261 miles) southeast of Seoul, August 8, 2013. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

Pending issues around trade as well as workers’ strikes in the automobile industry also remain risks for the economy, the ministry said in its monthly assessment of the economy.

Reporting by Dahee Kim; Editing by Sam Holmes

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