UPDATE 2-South Korea Dec output jumps on autos, chips


(Updates with comments, details, background) By Kim Myong-hwan SEOUL, Jan 29 (Reuters) - South Korea's industrial output rose 2.3 percent in December from November, defying forecasts for a decline thanks to a surge in production of automobiles and computer chips, the statistics office said on Wednesday. But in a worrying indicator for future output, wholesale and retail sales dropped 2.3 percent, reflecting measures introduced in October to cool a red-hot real estate market and curb a ...

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