S.KoreaQ1 growthat a three-quarter low
South Korea’s first-quarter economic growth fell to the lowest in three quarters, boosting concerns about a prolonged low-growth trend, central bank data showed on Tuesday. Real gross domestic product reached 371.85 trillion won ($323.9 billion) during the January-March period, up 0.4 percent from the previous three-month period, according to the Bank of Korea. The firstquarter growth was the lowest since the second quarter of 2015 when the real GDP rose at an identical rate of 0.4 percent due to negative impacts from theMiddle East Respiratory Syndrome outbreak.
A designer helps a customer try on a customized silk scarf designed by her studio in Taiyuan, capital of Shanxi province. It is the first such studio to have opened in the city. Tailor-made products are becoming increasingly popular among consumers.