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SEOUL, April 14 Seoul shares ended flat on
Monday as a rally in technology stocks offset weak leads from
Wall Street, while the won snapped a four-day gaining
streak on dollar short-covering and caution over strong
The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) closed
down 0.02 percent at 1,997.02 points.
Foreign investors sold a net 22.8 billion won ($22 million)
worth of KOSPI shares, Korea Exchange preliminary data showed.
If the figures hold, foreigners would be snapping a 13-day net
buying streak which brought their total purchases for the period
to a net 3.00 trillion won.
The local currency was quoted at 1,038.9 against
the dollar at the end of onshore trade, down 0.4 percent from
Friday's close at 1,035.0.
The won appreciated almost 2 percent during the four-day
winning streak, breaching the 1,050 threshold, a level that had
not been breached until then since August 2008.
($1 = 1,035.0500 Korean Won)
(Reporting by Jungmin Jang; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)