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SEOUL, April 20 South Korean shares climbed to a
near two-week closing high on Thursday as foreign investors and
domestic institution's large bargain-hunting supported the main
The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) closed
up 0.5 percent at 2,149.15 points, its highest since April 7.
Offshore investors bought a net 74.9 billion won ($65.75
million) worth of KOSPI shares, while institutions purchased a
net 224 billion won worth.
The South Korean won erased earlier losses on
exporters' dollar-selling amid the absence of momentum for the
The won was quoted at 1,139.8 to the dollar at
the conclusion of onshore trade, little changed compared to
Wednesday's close of 1,140.2.
(Reporting by Dahee Kim; Editing by Kim Coghill)