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SEOUL, April 17 South Korean shares and
the won inched up on Monday as concerns over the U.S.
Treasury's currency report and geopolitical tensions with North
Korea partly eased.
The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) closed
up half a percent at 2,145.76 points before touching an over
one-week high of 2,150.70 points.
The won was quoted at 1,137.7 to the dollar at
the conclusion of onshore trade, rising 0.2 percent compared
with Friday's close of 1,140.0.
The U.S. Treasury currency report released over the weekend
kept South Korea on the monitoring list as it did last October.
Elsewhere, North Korea's missile launch failure calmed
market worries over geopolitical risks in the region.
(Reporting by Christine Kim; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)