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SEOUL, March 14 South Korean shares fell to
their lowest in five weeks on Friday as soft economic data
heightened investor's fears that China's economy may be slowing
more than expected, while tensions in Ukraine kept them on
The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) closed
down 0.7 percent at 1,919.98 points on Friday. It finished just
above its intraday low of 1,913.64 points, the Kospi's lowest
since Feb 7.
On a weekly basis, Seoul shares fell 2.8 percent, suffering
losses for a second straight week.
Foreign investors sold a net 474.2 billion won ($443.57
million) worth of South Korea shares, while institutions and
retailers were net buyers, lending support.
($1 = 1069.0500 Korean Won)
(Reporting by Christine Kim; Editing by Kim Coghill)