The South Korean government is stepping up crisis management efforts to better cope with the impact of the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye and the possible hike in the U.S. interest rate.
As part of these efforts, the government decided to extend a policy loan of 200 billion won to the nation's small- and medium-sized travel agencies which are having difficulties due to China's travel restrictions.
After holding a financial market monitoring meeting on March 12, Yim Jong-yong, head of the Financial Services Commission, said, "A variety of internal and external risk factors are emerging, including the political uncertainty ahead of the presidential election, the Korea-China conflict and the possible increase in U.S. interest rates."
He added, "To stabilize the domestic economy, we will extend the government's financial support up to the highest possible level." The government decided to extend preferential loans and guarantees of up to 200 billion won for the nation's small- and medium-sized travel agencies and other related companies starting from this week.
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