Tag - 019.63. Trade volume stood at 5.02 million shares worth 5.11 trillion won ($4.44 billion)

Seoul stocks close higher on tech, shipbuilding gains

Korean stocks finished higher Tuesday on gains in tech and shipbuilding shares. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index rose 5.08 points, or 0.25 percent, to 2,019.63. Trade volume stood at 5.02 million shares worth 5.11 trillion won ($4.44 billion), with losers beating gainers 491 to 316. Samsung Electronics rose 1.17 percent to 1,296,000 won following rosier outlooks for its first-quarter earnings. The share price of world No. 2 memory chipmaker SK hynix also rose despite the firm’s sluggish first-quarter profit. Shipbuilders [...]

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