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Seoul stocks little changed on U.S., European concerns

All News 09:20 February 09, 2017

SEOUL, Feb. 9 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's main stock index swung between gains and losses in early Thursday morning as investors remained cautious over political worries in the U.S. and Europe.

The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) opened slightly higher but fell 0.22 point, or 0.01 percent, to 2,064.86 in the first 15 minutes of trading.

Most large caps traded mixed with market kingpin Samsung Electronics rising 0.68 percent.

Top automaker Hyundai Motor fell 0.72 percent, while top steelmaker POSCO climbed 0.19 percent.

The local currency was trading at 1,145.70 won against the U.S. dollar, up 1.5 won from the previous session's close.

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