UPDATE 2-S.Korea export data boosts rates hike chances


(Adds details, economist in paragraphs 4-7) By Yoo Choonsik SEOUL, Oct 1 (Reuters) - South Korean exports in September rose a stronger-than-expected 18.7 percent from a year earlier to a record, the fastest pace in 10 months, government data showed on Saturday, bolstering expectations for an interest rate rise. Exports rose to a provisional $24.72 billion in September from $20.83 billion a year before, while imports increased 24.5 percent to $22.65 billion from $18.19 billion, the ...

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