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Top: President Park Geun-hye talks with Financial Services Commission Chairman Shin Je-yoon, second from right, before a ribbon-cutting event to open the Busan International Finance Center (BIFC) yesterday, which was also attended by Busan Mayor Suh Byung-soo, far left, and Bank of Korea governor Lee Ju-yeol, far right. [NEWS1]
Bottom: The BIFC has 63 stories with four basement floors and it occupies a 102,352 square-meter (1097-square-feet) area. It is 289 meters (948 feet) tall, which is 40 meters more than the golden 63 Building in Yeouido, a Seoul landmark. Next month, five public companies, including Korea Asset Management Corp., will begin operating in the building.By Song Bong-geun

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