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SEOUL, April 19 The South Korean won
edged up on Wednesday as worries over North Korea eased after
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis vowed to work with China to
calm tensions on the peninsula.
The won was quoted at 1,140.2 to the dollar at
the conclusion of onshore trade, up 0.2 percent compared to
Tuesday's close of 1,142.4.
South Korean shares weakened in line with falls in global
stock markets, with selling by foreign investors adding to the
The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) closed
down 0.5 percent at 2,138.40 points.
Foreign investors dumped a net 236.6 billion won ($207.64
million) worth of KOSPI shares for the day.
(Reporting by Dahee Kim; Editing by Kim Coghill)