UPDATE : 2018.9.25 TUE 10:46
HOME Govt/Politics
Seoul stocks start higher on Wall Street gains

SEOUL, Jan. 5 (Yonhap) -- South Korean shares opened slightly higher Thursday, tracking overnight gains in the Wall Street after the U.S. central bankers hinted the possibility of faster rate hikes down the road to fend off higher inflation.

The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) rose 0.74 point, or 0.04 percent, to 2,046.38 in the first 15 minutes of trading.

Most large caps traded mixed with market kingpin Samsung Electronics falling 0.44 percent.

Top automaker Hyundai Motor declined 0.97 percent, while top steelmaker POSCO rose 0.2 percent.

Naver, the operator of the country's top Internet portal, shed 0.86 percent.

The local currency was trading at 1,191.25 won against the U.S. dollar, up 15.15 won from the previous session's close.


Lee Kyung-sik  edt@koeapost.com

<저작권자 © 코리아포스트, 무단 전재 및 재배포 금지>

기사 댓글 0
첫번째 댓글을 남겨주세요.
오늘의 주요뉴스
ROK, U.S. Presidents discuss ways to give Kim JI reward for N. K. denuclearization
ROK, U.S. Presidents discuss w...
President Moon all out in securing world support for his scheme for inter-Korean ties, cooperation
President Moon all out in secu...
Era of peceful Korea, happy Korea has now begun!
Era of peceful Korea, happy Ko...
Moon leaves Seoul for U.S. to brief Trump on his talks with N.K. leader
[North Korea]
Moon leaves Seoul for U.S. to ...
Back to Top