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Low hope for prosperity


Jungbu Market, an iconic traditional market in central Seoul known for its wide assortment of dried food products, is nearly empty on Friday. Consumers have been tightening their wallets amid worsening economic outlooks. One of the merchants said this is the worst recession she has seen in 30 years of business and has low expectations for the Lunar New Year this month. [YONHAP]

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