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S. Korean shares flat in late morning trading amid lack of events

All News 11:26 July 26, 2016

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

The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) inched up 2.62 points, or 0.13 percent, to 2,014.94 as of 11:20 a.m.

Market bellwether Samsung Electronics went up 0.87 percent while global chipmaker SK hynix fell 2 percent.

Top automaker Hyundai Motor gained 1.11 percent and its smaller affiliate Kia Motors inched down 0.23 percent.

The local currency was changing hands at 1,138.50 won against the U.S. dollar, down 1.50 won from the previous session's close.


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