S Korean President sacks finance minister, chief economic adviser

Seoul [South Korea], Nov 9 (ANI): South Korean President Moon Jae-in fired two of his top economic officials including finance minister Kim Dong-yeon and chief economic adviser Jang Ha-sung after the two got into a tiff about dealing with collapsing economy of the country. According to Yonhap, Hong Nam-ki, an economic technocrat who is currently serving as chief of the Office for Government Policy Coordination under the Prime Minister's Office will replace Kim Dong-yeon as finance minister and deputy prime minister for economic affairs. Moon named Kim Soo-hyun, the senior social affairs secretary to succeed chief economic adviser Jang Ha-sung. The sacked top policymakers engaged in a disagreement over revival of the slumping economy, with Kim voicing a need to alter the "income-led" growth policy and Jang insisting on sticking to the distribution-centered policy. (ANI)

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