The South Korean economy has released today fundamental data regarding the gross domestic product for the first three months of the year, which expanded by 1.4%, compared with a previous expansion by 0.5% in the fourth quarter last year, while the expectations referred to 1.5%.

The annualized GDP rose to 4.2% during the year ended March 31, comparing 4.7% a year earlier, while the analysts' forecasts estimated of 4.2%.