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Trump's protectionist rhetoric, Park's scandal weigh on South Korean economy

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A Kia Motors manufacturing plant in Pesqueria, on the outskirts of Monterrey, Mexico.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- Protectionist rhetoric surrounding Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential election and political uncertainties due to a corruption scandal involving President Park Geun-hye are weighing on the already fragile South Korean economy, analysts said Monday.

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