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SEOUL Dec 20 The South Korean won
finished at a nine-month low on Tuesday, as the dollar
strengthened even more after attacks in Germany and Turkey.
The won was quoted at 1,193.4 to the dollar at
the conclusion of onshore trade, its lowest since March 10. It
was down 0.6 percent compared with Monday's close of 1,186.9.
South Korean shares edged up as market heavyweight Samsung
Electronics climbed to a record high though the
upside was capped due to high demand in safe-haven assets.
The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) closed
up 0.2 percent at 2,041.94 points.
Samsung Electronics ended trade at 1,812,000 won.
Offshore investors bought a net 51.4 billion won ($43.11
million) worth of KOSPI shares.
($1 = 1,192.3700 won)
(Reporting by Dahee Kim; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)