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Seoul shares edge up in late morning trade

Seoul shares edge up in late morning trade

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Published : 2013-12-27 11:30
Updated : 2013-12-27 11:30

South Korean stocks traded 0.07 percent higher late Friday morning on gains in automakers and financial shares, analysts said.

The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) rose 1.36 points to 2,000.33 as of 11:10 a.m.

Tech and financial shares led the overall market decline, with top market cap Samsung Electronics falling 0.05 percent.

Automakers remained in the positive terrain. Industry leader Hyundai Motor rose 1.55 percent, and its smaller affiliate Kia Motors advanced 1.27 percent.

The local currency was changing hands at 1,055.60 won against the greenback, up 3.60 won from Thursday's close. (Yonhap News)

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