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SEOUL, April 7 South Korean won and
shares edged down to over three-week closing lows on Friday as
U.S. missile strikes against a Syrian airbase dented
The won was quoted at 1,134.5 to the dollar at
the conclusion of onshore trade, down 0.1 percent compared to
Thursday's close of 1,133.2. It was the won's weakest closing
level since March 15.
The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) ended
down 0.1 percent at 2,151.73 points, the lowest since March 16.
Foreign investors have been net sellers of KOSPI shares for
five straight sessions, selling 86.3 billion won ($76.14
million) worth on Friday.
The local currency and the stock market both ended the week
down. The won snapped three consecutive weeks of gains, falling
1.4 percent for the week while equities lost 0.4 percent.
(Reporting by Dahee Kim; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)