SEOUL, April 18 South Korea's main KOSPI share
index was down 0.6 percent at 1,911.52 as of 0042 GMT.
The index opened down 0.4 percent at 0001 GMT.
Stocks on the move on Thursday include:
**DONGKUK STEEL UP ON EXXON MOBIL APPROVAL AS VENDOR**
Shares in Dongkuk Steel rose 3.7 percent after
the company said Exxon Mobil approved it as a project
vendor eligible to supply steel plates for Exxon Mobil's
"We are now able to participate in biddings in order to
supply steel plates for Exxon Mobil's future offshore projects,
giving us opportunities to expand in this high-value business,"
a Dongkuk spokesman said on Wednesday.
**KOREA AEROSPACE UP ON BOEING'S HELICOPTER SALE**
Shares in aircraft parts maker Korea Aerospace Industries
(KAI) rose 3 percent in early trading after South
Korea said on Wednesday it would buy AH-64E Apache Guardian
attack helicopters worth 1.8 trillion won ($1.6 billion) from
"This attack helicopter deal is expected to generate roughly
36 billion won in additional revenue for Korea Aerospace
Industries, as it supplies Boeing with parts worth 1 billion won
per helicopter," said Lee Sang-woo, an analyst at Hana Daetoo
(Reporting by Joyce Lee; Editing by Stephen Coates and Jijo