SEOUL, April 24 South Korea's main KOSPI share
index was up 0.3 percent at 1,925.24 points as of 0044
GMT. The index opened up 0.65 percent.
Stocks on the move on Wednesday include:
**HANATOUR FALLS ON BROKER DOWNGRADE**
Shares in South Korea's biggest tour agency, Hanatour
Service Inc, sank 5.9 percent after a local brokerage downgraded
its investment rating from "buy" to "hold."
Analysts at Hana Daetoo Securities cited slower bookings and
rising cancellations over concerns about the spread of bird flu
in China as the main reason for the rating cut.
(Reporting by Somang Yang; Editing by Anupama Dwivedi)