Overseas card spending hits record high in first quarterOverseas card spending by Koreans hit a fresh record high in the first quarter on rising outbound tourists, central bank data showed Thursday.
In the January-March period, a record $5.07 billion worth of purchases were made abroad, up 11.4 percent from three months earlier, according to the data by the Bank of Korea. From a year earlier, the Q1 tally marked a 26 percent increase.
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