* For the midday report, please click
SEOUL Oct 18 The South Korean won and
shares rose on Tuesday as Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley
Fischer's cautious stance on interest rate hikes weighed on the
The won was quoted at 1,129.4 to the dollar at
the conclusion of onshore trade, up 0.8 percent compared to
Monday's close of 1,137.9.
The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) closed
up 0.6 percent at 2,040.43 points.
Offshore investors have been net buyers for four consecutive
sessions, purchasing 194.0 billion won ($174.03 million) worth
of KOSPI shares for the day.
(Reporting by Dahee Kim; Editing by Kim Coghill)