South Korea sees mixed economic picture in latest data


Consumer prices in South Korea rose just 2.2% in June from a year earlier, latest government figures showed.

Meanwhile, the latest purchasing managers' index (PMI), a key indicator of manufacturing activity, fell to 49.38 in June from 51.03 in May.

Missing the 50 point mark means that the sector contracted for the first time in five months.

But the country's exports and overall economic growth figures have been doing well recently.

The BBC's Lucy Williamson in Seoul explains what the mixed picture means.

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