SEOUL Jan 3 Shares in South Korea's top
automaker Hyundai Motor fell nearly 4 percent on
Thursday as the local currency continued to strengthen,
threatening to erode the carmaker's repatriated earnings.
Hyundai shares were also hurt by the weakening Japanese yen,
which could raise the price competitiveness of Japanese rivals
such as Toyota Motor.
Hyundai Motor shares traded at 208,000 Korean won ($200) per
share at 0114 GMT, after touching their lowest levels since Nov.
($1 = 1063.5000 Korean won)
(Reporting by Hyunjoo Jin; Editing by Paul Tait)