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SEOUL Oct 17 The South Korean won fell
to a three-month closing low on Monday as the dollar
strengthened on the back of positive U.S. economic data, raising
the possibility of a rate hike by the Federal Reserve in
The won was quoted at 1,137.9 per dollar at the
conclusion of onshore trade, its lowest closing level since July
20. It was down 0.5 percent from Friday's close of 1,132.1. The
won fell as low as 1,143.6 during the session.
South Korean shares came off early lows to close higher as
foreign investors accelerated buying towards the end of the
The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) closed
0.2 percent higher at 2,027.61.
Offshore investors bought KOSPI shares worth a net 291.2
billion won ($261.22 million), their third straight sessions of
(Reporting by Dahee Kim; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)