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S.Korea stocks, won falter as fear returns after N.Korea's 6th nuclear test
September 4, 2017 / 1:03 AM / 22 days ago

S.Korea stocks, won falter as fear returns after N.Korea's 6th nuclear test

    * N.Korea conducts its most powerful nuclear test on Sunday
    * KOSPI opens down 1.7 pct; won down 0.7 pct

    SEOUL, Sept 4 (Reuters) - South Korean shares and the won
fell early on Monday after  North Korea conducted its sixth and
most powerful nuclear test.
            
    The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI)         was
down 1 percent at 2,334.53 points as of 0044 GMT. The index
opened at 2,316.89 its lowest since Aug. 11.
    The won            was quoted at 1,131.9 against the dollar,
its weakest intraday trading level in almost two weeks.
    Risk reversals in won options            edged up 2.3
points, while September futures on three-year treasury bonds
        fell 0.09 point to 109.19.

 (Reporting by Dahee Kim; Editing by Eric Meijer)
  

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