UPDATE 3-S.Korea industry output heats up as economy mends


(Adds commerce minister, c.bank data and updates markets) By Kim Kyoung-wha SEOUL, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Strong exports of memory chips and autos drove South Korean industrial output up an unexpectedly strong 2.7 percent in December, providing further evidence the economy is on the mend. Friday's upbeat data followed more optimistic consumer confidence figures that also pointed to a recovery this year in Asia's fourth-largest economy, after a credit crunch helped push the country briefly ...

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