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SEOUL, April 5 South Korean shares were subdued
on Wednesday as market players awaited first-quarter corporate
earnings and a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and
Chinese President Xi Jinping.
The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) closed
at 2,160.85 points, barely changed from the previous close of
Offshore investors have been sellers for three consecutive
sessions, offloading a net 7.6 billion won ($6.76 million) worth
of KOSPI shares for the day.
The South Korean won slumped on increased dollar
demand as offshore investors continued to dump local equities.
The won was quoted at 1,124.4 to the dollar at
the conclusion of onshore trade, down 0.2 percent from Tuesday's
close of 1,121.9.
(Reporting by Dahee Kim; Editing by Sunil Nair)