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Seoul stocks start higher, tracking Wall Street

2017/12/08 09:31

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SEOUL, Dec. 8 (Yonhap) -- South Korean shares opened higher Friday as investors took cues from overnight gains on Wall Street.

The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) rose 4.33 points, or 0.18 percent, to 2,466.31 in the first 15 minutes of trading.

Most large caps traded mixed with market kingpin Samsung Electronics adding 1.06 percent.

Top automaker Hyundai Motor fell 1.55 percent, and No. 1 ranked steelmaker POSCO declined 1.05 percent.

The local currency was trading at 1,094.20 won against the U.S. dollar, down 0.7 won from the previous session's close.