South Korean consumers turned pessimistic about overall economic conditions in September for the first time in four months, amid woes over weak exports and rising prices. The composite consumer sentiment index (CCSI) in September stood at 99.7, down 3.4 points from the 103.1 a month before, the Bank of Korea’s report showed Tuesday. “The concerns about the weak exports and contraction in purchasing power due to the rise in prices pulled down the composite consumer sentiment
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