February 12, 2016 / 3:11 AM / 2 years ago

Seoul shares extend losses to 2 pct, tracking regional peers

SEOUL, Feb 12 (Reuters) - South Korean shares extended losses on Friday to 2 percent as anxious investors raced to unload risky assets after the dollar headed to a 15-month low against a strong Japanese yen.

Elsewhere, the Nikkei share index tumbled more than 5 pct on a strong yen in morning trade.

The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) was down 2.3 percent at 1,818.47 points as of 0300 GMT. (Reporting by Yeonsoo Kwak; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)

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