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SEOUL May 15 South Korean shares edged up on
Monday along with other Asian markets, despite worries of
disruption from the "Wannacry" ransomeware cyberattack and a
missile test by North Korea over the weekend.
The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) closed
up 0.2 percent at 2,290.65 points, staying close to a record
high of 2,296.37 reached on May 11.
Foreign investors were net sellers, offloading 95.9 billion
won ($85.42 million) worth of KOSPI shares.
The South Korean won gained 0.34 percent, shrugging
off Sunday's test-launch of a ballistic missile by North Korea.
The won was quoted at 1,123.6 to the dollar at
the conclusion of onshore trade, up compared to Friday's close
($1 = 1,122.7100 won)
(Reporting by Cynthia Kim; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)