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S. Korea Finance Officials to Meet Over North Conflict

  • Reuters

South Korean army soldiers aim their weapons during an anti-terror drill as part of Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise, at Sadang Subway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Aug. 19, 2015.

South Korean army soldiers aim their weapons during an anti-terror drill as part of Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise, at Sadang Subway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Aug. 19, 2015.

Top South Korean economic and financial policymakers will meet early on Friday to discuss the impact on the economy and markets from the exchange of fire with North Korea on Thursday, the finance ministry said.

A ministry official said deputy chiefs from the finance ministry, central bank and two financial markets watchdog agencies are due to attend the meeting, scheduled to start at 7:30 a.m. [2230 GMT on Thursday].

South Korea fired tens of artillery rounds toward North Korea on Thursday after the North fired a projectile toward a South Korean loudspeaker that had been blaring anti-Pyongyang broadcasts, the defense ministry in Seoul said.

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