Bank of Korea today said it lowered its growth outlook on Asia's fourth-largest economy to 2.9 per cent this year, compared with its earlier forecast of 3 per cent growth.
The bank says the spiralling trade battles between the world's two largest economies increased potential risks to the South Korean economy.
It also says worse-than-expected job rates and slower capital expenditure contributed to its downward growth revision.
South Korea's growth is expected to further slow in 2019. Bank of Korea says the South Korean economy is likely to grow 2.8 per cent next year.
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