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Seoul: Won ends firmer, stocks turn up as markets count down to Brexit vote

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 14:32
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[SEOUL] The South Korean won ended higher and stocks turned higher on Tuesday as investors held their breath ahead of the looming Brexit vote.

The won was quoted at 1,156.6 to the US dollar at the conclusion of onshore trade, up 0.4 per cent compared with Monday's close of 1,160.8.

The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (Kospi) closed up 0.1 per cent at 1,982.70 points.

Foreign investors sold a net 129.1 billion won (S$149.9 million) worth of Kospi shares for the day, while selective buying supported the main broad.

REUTERS