Xinhua world economic news summary at 1030 GMT, June 7

SEOUL — South Korea’s initial jobless claims fell last month, reflecting the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic shock, a government report showed Monday.

The number of those who newly applied for job-seeking benefits was 86,000 in May, down from 111,000 tallied in the same month of last year, according to the Ministry of Employment and Labor. (S. Korea-jobless)

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HANOI — Vietnam imported over 3.1 million tons of plastic worth nearly 5 billion U.S. dollars in the first five months of this year, posting a year-on-year rise of 19.9 percent in volume and 50.6 percent in value, according to the country’s General Statistics Office on Monday.

Between January and May, the Southeast Asian country also spent roughly 3.4 billion U.S. dollars importing plastic products, an increase of 24.5 percent from a year earlier, according to the office. (Vietnam-Plastic Import)

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