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Seoul stocks hit new all-time high; Korean won at 29-month high
Seoul stocks hit new all-time high; Korean won at 29-month high
MarketsNov 27, 2020
South Korean stocks hit another fresh record high Friday on recovery hopes despite soaring new coronavirus cases. The Korean won surged to an over 29-month high against the US dollar. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) rose 7.54 points, or 0.29 percent, to close at 2,633.45. Trading volume was moderate at about 1.2 billion shares worth some 12.4 trillion won ($11.2 billion), with gainers outnumbering losers 488 to 332. Foreigners bought a net 77 billion won, and retail in