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Seoul shares lose ground on techs, chemicals

All Headlines 11:31 June 05, 2017

SEOUL, June 5 (Yonhap) -- South Korean stocks lost ground late Monday morning following losses from technology and chemical shares.

The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) fell 4.39 points, or 0.19 percent, to 2,367.33 as of 11:20 a.m.

Market behemoth Samsung Electronics inched down 0.04 percent, and top chipmaker SK hynix also slid 1.75 percent.

Chemical shares were also losers, with LG Chem decreasing 1.19 percent and AmorePacific falling 0.15 percent.

The local currency was trading at 1,119.00 won against the U.S. dollar, up 2.80 won from the previous session's close.

colin@yna.co.kr
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