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SEOUL Jan 4 The South Korean won ticked
down on Wednesday as the dollar strengthened in the global
market on the back of positive U.S. economic data.
The won was quoted at 1,206.4 to the dollar at
the conclusion of onshore trade, down 0.2 percent compared to
Tuesday's close of 1,203.5.
South Korean shares were slightly higher as foreign
investors acclerated stock purchases late in the session.
The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) closed
up 0.1 percent at 2,045.64 points.
Offshore investors bought a net 214.4 billion won ($177.95
million) of KOSPI shares. Wednesday was the sixth day in a row
that foreigners were net buyers.
(Reporting by Dahee Kim)