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Economist at UOB Group Lee Sue Ann suggested the Bank of Korea (BoK) is expected to leave rates unchanged at its meeting later in the week.

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“Domestic monetary policy will remain accommodative to facilitate the economic recovery especially with COVID-19 still posing substantial risk.”

“We expect BoK to stay on hold through 2021 despite an uptick in inflation.”

“At the May meeting, the BoK is expected to raise its forecasts for both inflation and GDP growth for 2021 from 1.3% and 3.0%, respectively in February.”