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Seoul shares start nearly flat

By Yonhap

Published : Dec. 26, 2023 - 09:32

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An electronic board showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index at a dealing room of the Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul on Tuesday. (Yonhap) An electronic board showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index at a dealing room of the Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul on Tuesday. (Yonhap)

South Korean stocks opened nearly unchanged on Tuesday as major shares traded in mixed territory.

The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index edged down 0.48 point, or 0.02 percent, to 2,599.03 in the first 15 minutes of trading.

Market heavyweights were mixed, with tech giant Samsung Electronics remaining flat and its chipmaking rival SK hynix gaining 0.36 percent.

Leading battery maker LG Energy Solution dropped 0.24 percent, but its chemicals-making unit LG Chem rose 1.22 percent.

Top automaker Hyundai Motor fell 0.5 percent and its sister Kia retreated 0.42 percent.

The local currency was trading at 1,299 won against the US dollar, up 4 won from the previous session's close. (Yonhap)