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Seoul shares end higher on government's economic stimulus

2014/07/30 15:42

SEOUL, July 30 (Yonhap) -- South Korean stocks closed higher Wednesday to set another yearly record as investor sentiment was boosted by the government's latest economic stimulus package, analysts said. The South Korean won gained slightly rose the U.S. dollar.

The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) gained 20.64 points, or 1 percent, to 2,082.61. Trading volume was moderate at 328 million shares worth 6.13 trillion won (US$5.99 billion), with gainers outpacing losers 417 to 384.