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Seoul: Stocks finish up on offshore buying; won edges up

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[SEOUL] South Korean shares pared early losses and, supported by foreign investors buying, finished slightly up on Thursday.

The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) closed up 0.1 per cent at 1,973.89 points.

Foreigners were net buyers, purchasing a total 218.3 billion won (S$255.7 million) worth of shares.

The South Korean won strengthened as onshore trade drew to a close, and ended at 1,151.4 to the US dollar, 0.4 per cent stronger than Wednesday's close of 1,156.1.

REUTERS

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