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S. Korean shares down in late morning trading

All News 11:31 December 07, 2017

SEOUL, Dec. 7 (Yonhap) -- South Korean shares traded lower late Thursday morning as foreign investors remained net sellers of stocks.

The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) shed 9.23 points, or 0.37 percent, to 2,465.14 as of 11:20 a.m.

Large caps traded mixed with market kingpin Samsung Electronics adding 0.36 percent and global chipmaker SK hynix down 1.29 percent.

Hyundai Motor rose 0.31 percent and its smaller affiliate Kia Motors traded 1.33 percent lower.

POSCO, the No. 1 steelmaker, declined 0.75 percent.

The local currency was trading at 1,091.70 won against the U.S. dollar, up 2.0 won from the previous session's close.

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