Korea Export Plunge In October Spells Another Gloomy Month for Global Economy

South Korea’s exports — a bellwether for global trade — are poised for an 11th monthly decline as China’s economy slows and tech demand struggles to rebound. Exports during the first 20 days of October fell 20% from a year earlier, data from the Korea Customs Service showed Monday. Shipments to China, South Korea’s biggest trading partner, also dropped 20%.