Moon fires fin­min, pol­icy chief:

Arab Times - - INTERNATIONAL WORLD NEWS ROUNDUP -

South Korean Pres­i­dent Moon Jae-in sacked his top two eco­nomic of­fi­cials Fri­day, the govern­ment said, as the world’s 11th-largest econ­omy strug­gles with slow­ing growth, ris­ing un­em­ploy­ment and per­sis­tent in­come gaps.

Fi­nance min­is­ter Kim Dong-yeon and pres­i­den­tial chief of staff for pol­icy Jang Ha-sung had both been re­placed, top Blue House spokesman Yoon Young-chan said in a tele­vised state­ment.

The pair had re­port­edly been at odds with each other. (AP)

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