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Seoul shares open lower

Xinhua, December 28, 2016 Adjust font size:

Seoul shares opened lower on Wednesday.

The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) declined 19.08 points, or 0.93 percent, to trade at 2,023.09 in the first 15 minutes of trading.

South Korea's currency was quoted at 1,207.80 won against the U.S. dollar as of 9:15 a.m., down 0.20 won from Tuesday's close. Endit