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SEOUL Jan 3 South Korean shares finished at a
10-week high as market heavyweight Samsung Electronics
lifted the main bourse by hitting a record high,
while foreign investors continued their buying spree of local
The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) closed
up 0.9 percent at 2,043.97 points, its highest since Oct. 24.
Samsung Electronics rose as much as 1.4 percent during the
session on investor hopes of positive fourth-quarter earnings
guidance, with the stock climbing as high as 1,831,000 won.
Offshore investors bought a net 171.2 billion won worth of
The South Korean won also rose, standing at
1,203.5 to the dollar at the conclusion of onshore trade, up 0.4
percent compared with Monday's close of 1,208.0.
(Reporting by Dahee Kim; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)