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SEOUL, Sept 22 The South Korean won and
shares ended at their highest in two weeks on Thursday as the
U.S. Federal Reserve's decision to keep interest rates unchanged
showed that it would tighten its monetary policies at a slower
The won was quoted at 1,103.3 to the dollar at
the conclusion of onshore trade, strongest since Sept. 9. It was
up 1.5 percent compared with Wednesday's close of 1,120.1.
The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) closed
up 0.7 percent at 2,049.70, marking its highest level since
Foreign investors have been net buyers for five consecutive
sessions, purchasing 149.7 billion won ($135.76 million) worth
of KOSPI shares on Thursday.
(Reporting by Dahee Kim; Editing by Gopakumar Warrier)