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SEOUL Jan 6 (Reuters) - South Korean shares on Monday edged off a four-month closing low in the previous session, but gains were capped on concerns over local firms' earnings prospects due to the Japanese yen's weakness and a sluggish Chinese economy.
The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) closed up 0.37 percent at 1,953.28 points on Monday.
Foreign investors were net buyers of 51.5 billion won ($48.81 million) worth of South Korean stocks on Monday, supporting the main index.
($1 = 1055.1500 Korean won) (Reporting by Christine Kim; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)