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SEOUL, April 3 The South Korean won ended
higher on Monday with sentiment lifted by news of strong exports
in March and on the dollar's continuing weakness.
The won was quoted at 1,115.3 to the dollar at
the conclusion of onshore trade, up 0.28 percent versus
Friday's close of 1,118.4.
It was the strongest closing level since 1,114.2 per dollar
seen on March 29.
South Korea's trade data for March published at the weekend
showed shipments rose for a fifth straight month, while imports
surged at the fastest pace in more than five years.
The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI)
closed up 0.34 percent at 2,167.51 points, supported by tech
heavyweights Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics
, up 0.58 percent and 1.18 percent each.
Offshore investors ended two straight net buying sessions
and sold a net 21.87 billion won ($19.62 million) worth of KOSPI
shares for the day.
($1 = 1,114.4800 won)
(Reporting by Cynthia Kim; Editing by Eric Meijer)