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Top headlines in major S. Korean newspapers

All News 07:13 August 12, 2020

SEOUL, Aug. 12 (Yonhap) -- The following are the top headlines in major South Korean newspapers on Aug. 12.

Korean-language dailies
-- Two construction workers killed as company tries to save 3.5 mln won (Kyunghyang Shinmun)
-- OECD says S. Korea's economy to contract 0.8 percent on-year in 2020 in the best performance in OECD; gov't hasty to self-praise (Kookmin Daily)
-- Endless pile of waste due to heavy rain (Donga llbo)
-- Flood victims suffer from chicken feed support (Seoul Shinmun)
-- Daily life gloomy over coronavirus and rainy season (Segye Times)
-- Civic group says gov't claims home prices rose 14 pct since inauguration of President Moon Jae-in, but it fails to provide data that can back up its claim (Chosun Ilbo)
-- S. Korea's per capita national debt comes to 15.4 mln won (JoongAng Ilbo)
-- Children who live in semi-basement homes suffer from leaky ceilings and mold on walls (Hankyoreh)
-- OECD raises outlook of S. Korea's economic growth to 0.8 percent contraction; debt on the rise (Hankook Ilbo)
-- 2,380 tln won of short money rattles market (Maeil Business Newspaper)
-- S. Korea's benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price tops 2,410-level on back of robust corporate earnings (Korea Economic Daily)

English-language dailies
-- OECD projects easiest recession for Korea in 2020 (Korea JoongAng Daily)
-- South Korea tops OECD's growth rate forecast for 2020 (Korea Herald)
-- OPCON transition plan may face setback (Korea Times)

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