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SEOUL Oct 11 South Korean stocks and won
fell on Tuesday as shares of tech giant Samsung Electronics Co
Ltd tumbled following its decision to halt Galaxy
Note 7 sales globally.
The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) closed
down 1.2 percent at 2,031.92 points, its lowest level since
Sept. 21. Samsung Electronics shares dropped 8 percent.
The won was quoted at 1,120.4 to the dollar at
the conclusion of onshore trade, down 1.1 percent compared to
Monday's close of 1,108.4 and also its lowest level since Sept.
Foreign investors sold a net 335.7 billion won ($301.14
million) of KOSPI shares on Tuesday.
(Reporting by Dahee Kim; Editing by Richard Borsuk)