December 28, 2012 / 6:11 AM / 5 years ago

Seoul shares end 2012 up 9.4 pct; Samsung Elec near record high

SEOUL, Dec 28 (Reuters) - South Korean shares climbed on the last trading day of this year, driven by Samsung Electronics , posting an annual gain of 9.4 percent in 2012.

Samsung Electronics, which accounts for around a fifth of the KOSPI’s market value, ended up 1.7 percent to reach its second-highest closing price of 1,522,000 Korean won ($1,400).

The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) finished up 0.49 percent at 1,997.05 points on Friday. ($1 = 1072.1750 Korean won) (Reporting by Hyunjoo Jin; Editing by Eric Meijer)

Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below