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S. Korean shares open flat amid lack of events

All News 09:19 July 26, 2016

SEOUL, July 26 (Yonhap) -- South Korean shares opened almost unchanged Tuesday, as investors sat on the sidelines waiting for market-moving events.

The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) inched down 0.66 point, or 0.03 percent, to 2,011.77 in the first 15 minutes of trading.

Most large caps traded mixed with market kingpin Samsung Electronics gaining 0.67 percent. Global chipmaker SK hynix fell 3.38 percent.

Top automaker Hyundai Motor remained unchanged, and its smaller affiliate Kia Motors inched down 0.35 percent.

The local currency was trading at 1,142.20 won against the U.S. dollar, down 5.20 won from the previous session's close.

khj@yna.co.kr
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