Five Painful Economic Truths for Korea as Election Approaches

  • The export powerhouse is losing steam and debt is piling up
  • Things aren't likely to improve much before the April 13 vote

Falling exports, rising unemployment, record household debt and stubbornly low inflation. These are some of the hot-button issues set to dominate debate as South Koreans go to the polls next month to elect members of the National Assembly.

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