South Korea central bank: market impact of impeachment vote seems limited

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s central bank said on Saturday the financial market impact of parliament’s vote to impeach President Park Geun-hye seemed limited, but vowed to closely monitor the markets.

“There seems to be limited impact,” the Bank of Korea said in a statement after a meeting to review policy measures to contain any fallout from Friday’s impeachment vote.

The bank’s Governor Lee Ju-yeol asked his officials to closely monitor the markets as uncertainties are high, the bank said.

The impeachment vote must be approved by the Constitutional Court, a process that could take months. Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn assumes presidential duties on an interim basis until the court’s ruling.

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