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Financial Monetary Committee maintained the standard interest rate at 0.5% per year. Although the economic outlook was worse than before, we decided that the financial market was relatively stable, and the effect would not be great even if the base rate was lowered.

Reporter Chan-Keun Park.

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Financial Monetary Commission predicted that this year's economic growth rate would fall below the -0.2% expected in May.

This is because exports are not as good as expected, as the global corona spread is not calming down.

[Lee Joo-Yeol/Bank of the Bank of Korea: In July, the proliferation rate is accelerating, reflecting the negative impact on Korea's exports… .] The

outlook for the economy has gotten darker, but the FTC kept the base rate at 0.5% per year.

It is understood that the standard interest rate has already been ineffective, that is, even if it is lowered, there is almost no stimulus effect, and that the liquidity overflowing in the market is considered to be one of the factors of house price anxiety.

[Davis / Seoul National University Economics Professor: lowering the interest rate unwound a lot of credit and liquidity in the market that money can not go after all the real estate market seems to be such a thought -

Bank of Korea governor Lee Ju-yeol will consider monetary policy stance of the current real estate overheating The possibility of turning, ie turning with an interest rate hike, was excluded.

[Lee Joo-Yeol/Bank of the Bank of Korea: I think it is desirable to respond to the real estate market anxiety by using various measures such as the government's macroprudential policy and then supply and demand measures.]

Lee predicted that the government could come up with strong measures to limit the possibility of further increase in house prices.

(Video coverage: Park Dae-young, Video editing: Jang Hyun-gi, CG: Um So-min)