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S. Korean shares edge up in late morning trading

All News 11:25 February 09, 2017

SEOUL, Feb. 9 (Yonhap) -- South Korean shares traded slightly higher late Thursday morning, supported by a net buying by institutional and retail investors.

The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) rose 3.49 points, or 0.17 percent, to 2,068.57 as of 11:20 a.m.

Large caps traded mixed with market kingpin Samsung Electronics adding 0.31 percent, while global chipmaker SK hynix was down 2.01 percent.

Top automaker Hyundai Motor remained flat, and its smaller affiliate Kia Motors traded 0.95 percent lower.

POSCO, the No.1 steelmaker, advanced 2.05 percent.

Naver, the operator of the country's top Internet portal, fell 0.38 percent.

The local currency was trading at 1,147.10 won against the U.S. dollar, down 0.1 won from the previous session's close.

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