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S. Korean stocks down in late morning trade

All News 11:23 January 10, 2017

SEOUL, Jan. 10 (Yonhap) -- South Korean stocks traded lower Tuesday morning, as Samsung Electronics, the country's top market cap, slipped.

The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) shed 3.79 points, or 0.17 percent, to 2,044.87 as of 11:20 a.m.

Top market cap Samsung Electronics shed 0.21 percent, while major chipmaker SK hynix gained 0.3 percent.

Naver, the country's top portal operator, rose 0.9 percent.

Hyundai Motor, the country's top automaker, gained 1 percent while its smaller affiliate Kia Motors rose 0.12 percent.

The South Korean won was trading at 1,202.40 won against the U.S. greenback, up 5.65 won from the previous session's close.


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