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Lee Sue Ann, Economist at UOB Group, believes the Korean central bank (BoK) would keep the policy rate unchanged at its meeting on August 20.

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“The BoK kept its benchmark Base Rate unchanged at 0.50% in July. We are maintaining our call for the BoK to keep the current record low rate unchanged for the rest of 2020.”

“There will be increasing emphasis on non-interest rate tools as well as greater utilization of fiscal policy. The BoK has signaled that it may downgrade its 2020 growth forecast of -0.2% at the upcoming meeting.”