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Seoul: Stocks finish higher on foreign buying; won flat

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[SEOUL] South Korean shares ended higher on Tuesday as foreign investors appetite for risk rose thanks to firmer oil prices.

The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) closed up 0.6 per cent at 1,981.32 points.

Foreigners were net buyers and purchased 119.7 billion won ($140.71 million) worth of the shares.

The South Korean won ended onshore trade at 1,145.8 to the US dollar, almost unchanged from Monday's close of 1,146.5.

REUTERS

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