SEOUL, April 29 The South Korean won
briefly hit a near six-year high against the dollar early on
Tuesday on increased dollar sales by exporters and a rebound in
The won rose as high as 1,031.3 per dollar, its
strongest since setting 1,030.0 on Aug. 12, 2008. It was last
quoted at 1,031.8 as of 0016 GMT.
Data released earlier in the day also underpinned the
currency. South Korea's current account surplus narrowed in
March from February but extended its string of surpluses for the
34th month on a seasonally adjusted basis, central bank data
showed on Tuesday.
The Seoul stock market's benchmark KOSPI was up 0.2
percent at 1,973.08 points at 0016 GMT.
(Reporting by Jungmin Jang; Editing by Choonsik Yoo & Shri