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Mers deaths add to Korea rate cut odds as firms brace for impact

Rate reduction will also help reverse won's rally against yen, which is making it tougher to compete as exports fall
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 05:50
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Members of a medical team in front of a closed hospital emergency room at Samsung Seoul Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea, on June 9, 2015.

Seoul

A DEADLY virus that's killed seven South Koreans and put almost 3,000 in quarantine is bolstering the case for lower interest rates.

The spread between three-month certificates of deposit and similar- term CD forward contracts widened to minus 19 basis points on Tuesday, near