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SEOUL, Sept 29 South Korean shares finished up
on Thursday, after touching its highest intraday level in three
weeks following an agreement by OPEC members to limit crude oil
output, which sparked a rally in global shares.
The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) closed
up 0.8 percent at 2,068.72 points, after reaching its highest
level since Sept. 7, 2016.
The won currency gave up its earlier gains, falling against
the dollar as refiners and foreigners sold it for the greenback,
The won was quoted at 1,098.8 to the dollar at
the conclusion of onshore trade, down 0.2 percent compared with
Wednesday's close of 1,096.8.
(Reporting by Christine Kim; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)