Let's start with the big domestic economic news coming in
It has just been revealed by the nation's central bank that the South Korean economy grew by two percent in 2019.
That's on par with the Bank of Korea's forecast made in November, but is the slowest pace in a decade when the world was in the midst of the global financial crisis.
A bright spot is that the local economy grew by one.two percent on-quarter in the October to December period, the fastest pace since the third quarter of 2017.
However, that was boosted mainly by government spending.
Both construction and facilities investment increased in the fourth quarter, but exports edged down.