Kim Choong-soo, governor of the Bank of Korea, bangs the gavel to preside over a meeting to decide a benchmark call rate at its headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, July 14, 2011. South ... more 
Kim Choong-soo, governor of the Bank of Korea, bangs the gavel to preside over a meeting to decide a benchmark call rate at its headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, July 14, 2011. South Korea's central bank has frozen its key interest rate one month after raising it to fight persistent inflation Thursday. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Ahn Young-joon
Wed, Jul 13, 2011 10:54 PM EDT