RTTNews - Friday, a report by South Korea's Ministry of Knowledge Economy said sales at the country's three major department stores rose 3.6% year-on-year in June, slower than a 5.4% increase in the preceding month. Moreover, this was the fourth consecutive month of growth in sales.

However, sales at discount-stores dropped 1.4% annually in June, after rising 1.6% in the preceding month.

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