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SEOUL, June 10 South Korean shares posted their
best daily gains in four weeks on Tuesday, helped by persistent
foreign capital inflows, while the won closed weaker
after a media report that authorities would inspect bank dealing
activities for one-sided movements near the market close.
However, a foreign exchange official told Reuters that there
were no plans to carry out inspections, though factors behind
surges in dollar/won trading near the end of onshore trade were
The won was quoted at 1,017.2 against the dollar
at the end of onshore trade, easing 0.1 percent from Monday's
The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) closed
up 1.1 percent at 2,011.80 points, the best daily percentage
rise since a 1.4 percent gain on May 14.
Foreign investors positioned as net buyers for a 19th
consecutive session, picking up 191 billion won ($187.81
million) worth of KOSPI shares.
($1 = 1017.0000 South Korean Won)
(Reporting by Jungmin Jang; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)