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BOK chief anxious over Trump protectionism and GM closure

Trade pressure weighing on auto and steel industries

South Korean protesters stage a rally near the U.S. Embassy in Seoul on Feb. 20 after GM announced plans to close its Gunsan factory.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- South Korea's central bank chief expressed concern over U.S. protectionism on Tuesday, pointing to the downside risk it posed to the country's economy, particularly the auto and steel industries.

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