Published : 2013-08-20 11:46
Updated : 2013-08-20 11:46
South Korean stocks reverted to gains late Tuesday morning after a weak start, as tech and auto blue-chips turned to pare losses, analysts said.
The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) rose 5.29 points, or 0.28 percent, to 1,922.93 as of 11:20 a.m.
Tech heavyweight Samsung Electronics shot up 1.4 percent, with Hyundai Motor, the world's fifth-largest automaker, climbing 0.4 percent.
The local currency was changing hands at 1,122.95 won against the greenback as of 11:20 a.m., down 6.75 won from Monday's close. (Yonhap News)