Japan issued a tsunami advisory Tuesday after a strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit the northwest of the country.
An Australian man pleaded not guilty to 92 charges stemming from a massacre in two mosques in the New Zealand.
Security remained tight with scores of uniformed police with helmets and shields in the area.
The loan is expected to benefit about 12.5 million people living in 13 cities across the country.
Bank of Korea next reviews its policy on July 18.