Kim Choong-soo appointed South Korea's new central bank chief

16:52, March 16, 2010      

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Kim Choong-soo, envoy to the OECD, was appointed South Korea's new central bank chief on Tuesday, the presidential office said.

"Kim Chang-soo has been selected as the new Bank of Korea Governor," the presidential office announced.

Serving as the current regime's first presidential aide in the economic sector, Kim has been known for his close ties with the president, local media MBN said.

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