Go to Contents Go to Navigation

Seoul stocks likely to move in tight range next week: analysts

All News 10:00 June 06, 2020

SEOUL, June 6 (Yonhap) -- South Korean shares are expected to trade in a tight range next week amid uncertainties from the upcoming FOMC meeting and escalating unrest in the United States.

The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) closed at 2,181.87 points Friday, up 7.5 percent from a week ago.

The stock index extended gains to a six straight session on Friday amid hopes of economic recovery. The Korean government proposed a 35.3 trillion-won (US$29.2 billion) extra budget to revive the economy amid the fallout of the new coronavirus pandemic.

The gains were also attributed to eased tensions between the U.S. and China over developments in Hong Kong.

Electronic signboards at a KEB Hana Bank trading room in Seoul show the benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) up 30.69 points, or 1.43 percent, to close at 2,181.87 on June 5, 2020. (Yonhap)

Next week, the stock index may come under selling pressure after a week-long climb as investors are tempted to lock in recent gains. Investors will have to digest a series of key events, analysts said.

But the overall upward trend may be maintained despite uncertainties as economic reopenings around the globe fuel recovery hopes.

The memorial and funeral of George Floyd is set to be held in June 8-9 (New York time). The death of the African-American man triggered a massive anti-racism protests in the U.S.

The U.S. Federal Open Market Committee is widely expected to keep the interest rate at near zero at its scheduled meeting for June 9-10 (New York time).


Send Feedback
How can we improve?
Thanks for your feedback!