Seoul shares open flat as investors eye BOJ meeting

SEOUL Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:05pm EST

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SEOUL Jan 22 (Reuters) - South Korean shares opened nearly flat on Tuesday as investors awaited the outcome of a Bank of Japan meeting in which it was expected to adopt an aggressive monetary easing policy.

Tech heavyweight Samsung Electronics Co Ltd fell 0.5 percent in early trading, extending losses after sliding 1.8 percent in the previous session.

The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) was down 0.08 percent at 1,985.18 points at 0001 GMT. (Reporting by Joyce Lee; Editing by Paul Tait)

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