Time now for an in-depth look at the market news this afternoon.
And for that, I'm joined on the line by Dr. Kim Sei-wan, professor of economics at Ewha Womans University.
Good afternoon, professor. Thanks for coming on.
Data show Korea shed around 400-thousand jobs in September compared to a year earlier, and the number of people employed has been falling since March. Tell us about these numbers, Professor, and your outlook.
South Korea's population is projected to start shrinking next year. So this means a lot of potential changes to things like military service, pensions and so on. What kind of changes do you think we need?
Stocks on Wall Street fell for a third straight session on Thursday, weighed down by jobs numbers in the U.S. and the fact that Europe has now overtaken America in the number of daily cases of COVID-19. What's the story in the global markets?
The Kospi sharly lower today too, though they started out a little higher in the morning. What happened in the local market?
The Bank of Korea has released data on exports showing that the price of exports has continued to fall since February. But the price of imports also falling for a third month in a row. What's going on with these prices and what do you make of these numbers?