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S. Korean shares down in late morning trading

All News 11:45 December 06, 2017

SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Yonhap) -- South Korean shares traded lower late Wednesday morning as foreign investors remained net sellers of stocks.

The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index shed 11.03 points, or 0.44 percent, to 2,499.09 as of 11:20 a.m.

Large caps traded mixed with market kingpin Samsung Electronics adding 0.2 percent, and global chipmaker SK hynix up 1.28 percent.

Hyundai Motor fell 0.93 percent, and its smaller affiliate Kia Motors traded 0.74 percent higher.

POSCO, the No. 1 steelmaker, declined 1.88 percent.

Naver, the operator of the country's top Internet portal, fell 0.72 percent.

The local currency was trading at 1,091.80 won against the U.S. dollar, down 6 won from the previous session's close.

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