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Seoul shares slide on profit-taking; Samsung Elec weighs
March 7, 2013 / 6:07 AM / 5 years ago

Seoul shares slide on profit-taking; Samsung Elec weighs

SEOUL, March 7 (Reuters) - Seoul shares fell on Thursday as blue-chip exporters came under pressure from profit-taking, a weak yen and signs of escalating geopolitical risk.

Shares in heavyweight Samsung Electronics fell more than 3 percent at one point before closing down 2.6 percent.

The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) dropped 0.8 percent to close at 2,004.40 points. (Reporting by Joyce Lee; Editing by Kim Coghill)

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