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SEOUL May 17 The South Korean won ended
a slightly weaker on Wednesday, having run into some
profit-taking after hitting a six-week high the previous day.
The won was quoted down 0.2 percent at 1,118.3 to
the dollar at the conclusion of onshore trade, compared to
Tuesday's close of 1,116.0. The weaker finish followed four
consecutive days of gains.
South Korean shares were also flat and the Korea Composite
Stock Price Index (KOSPI) closed down 0.1 percent at
Foreign investors turned to net buyers of KOSPI shares at
the last minute of the trade, purchasing 7.1 billion won ($6.36
(Reporting by Dahee Kim; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)