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‘Funny money’ gets no laughs


Yi Hong-cheol, head of the Bank of Korea’s currency department, shows a merchant at Namdaemun Market how to spot a counterfeit banknote yesterday. According to the central bank, 220 counterfeit 50,000 won ($44) notes were found in the first half of this year. This was a 566 percent increase over the 33 notes found in the first half of last year. [YONHAP]

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