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Impeachment trial for South Korean President Park continues
Four former or current aides of South Korea’s President Park Geun Hye will testify today (Jan 5) in her impeachment trial.
The court formally opened the trial on Tuesday despite the absence of Ms Park, who was impeached by the National Assembly in a vote on Dec 9 over a corruption scandal.
If Ms Park declines to appear for a second time, the court can proceed without her.
COE results out today
Some countries releasing PMI data
A number of countries from China to the United States will release private gauges of their services purchasing manufacturers’ index (PMI) today (Jan 5). Economic indicators by Markit, ISM and Nikkei will be out for the world’s two largest economies as well as for Japan, Hong Kong and Britain. On the PMI scale, 50 separates expansion from contraction.