SEOUL, July 22 Seoul shares edged up on Monday
after keeping flat for most of the session, with investors
holding back on more aggressive bets after sensing hawkish
undertones after the Jackson Hole meeting of central bank
The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) closed
up 0.2 percent at 2,060.89 points.
Blue-chip bellwether Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
fell 1.52 percent. It hit a one-year intraday session on Monday
amid worries that earnings for the current quarter will be lower
The South Korean won ticked lower as the dollar picked up
strength on the prospects of an early rate hike by the Fed.
The local currency was quoted at 1,020.2 at the
conclusions of domestic trade on Monday.
(Reporting by Joonhee Yu; Editing by Richard Borsuk)