People walk past a shop at a shopping district in central Seoul

 
People walk past a shop at a shopping district in central Seoul
People walk past a shop at a shopping district in central Seoul June 1, 2012. South Korea's annual inflation held steady in May but core inflation dipped to an 18-month low, allowing policymakers to focus on dealing with the slowing growth in Asia's fourth-largest economy. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY)