SEOUL, March 8 South Korea's main KOSPI share
index was down 0.1 percent at 2,002.13 points as of 0033
GMT. The index opened down 0.1 percent at 0000 GMT.
Stocks on the move on Friday:
**SAMSUNG SDI RISES ON REPORT OF SUPPLY DEAL**
Shares in Samsung SDI Co Ltd rose 3.6 percent in
early trade after a local newspaper reported the battery maker
will supply Volkswagen AG with electric car
South Korea's Maeil Business Newspaper reported on Friday
Samsung SDI has reached a deal to provide Volkswagen with a
large number of electric car batteries.
A spokesman for Samsung SDI said the company is in talks
with Volkswagen and other automakers to supply electric vehicle
batteries, but nothing has been decided.
**DEFENCE STOCKS UP ON INCREASED GEOPOLITICAL RISK**
Small-cap defence stocks extended gains on signs of
escalating tension between Pyongyang and Seoul.
Shares in tactical communications solutions provider Huneed
Technologies rose 3.2 percent and weapons guidance
systems maker Firstec Co Ltd rose 4.4 percent.
Pyongyang said in a statement carried by the official KCNA
news agency on Friday that North Korea scraps "all agreements on
nonaggression reached" between the two Koreas, after the U.N.
Security Council voted on Thursday to tighten financial
restrictions on Pyongyang in response to North Korea's third
(Reporting by Joyce Lee; Editing by Anupama Dwivedi)