South Korea Consumer Confidence Rises In August
An index measuring consumer confidence in South Korea was up in August, the Bank of Korea said on Wednesday, coming in with a score of 107.0 - up from 105.0 in July. Consumer sentiment on current living standards was one point higher than in the previous month at 92, while that for their outlook remained the same at 100. Consumer sentiment regarding current domestic economic conditions was up by six points compared to July, at 81, while that for their future outlook was eight points higher at 100. Consumer sentiments on prospective changes in household income and on expected spending stood at 101 and 109 respectively, unchanged from the month before. The expectation for inflation over the following year was 2.8 percent.
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