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SEOUL, March 14 South Korean shares ended at the
highest in more than 20 months on Tuesday, as investors appeared
to have put aside for now their concerns about the country's
The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) closed
up 0.8 percent at 2,133.78 points, the strongest since May 26,
Foreign investors marked a seventh straight session of stock
purchases, buying a net 401.1 billion won ($349.28 million)
worth of KOSPI shares.
Ousted South Korean leader Park Geun-hye faced criticism on
Monday over a defiant vow that the truth of her impeachment
would be revealed, with the main opposition party urging
prosecutors to investigate her quickly.
The South Korean won weakened ahead of the Federal
Reserve's March policy meeting.
The won was quoted at 1,148.8 to the dollar at
the conclusion of onshore trade, down 0.4 percent compared to
Monday's close of 1,144.4.
(Reporting by Dahee Kim; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)