Seoul stocks start higher, tracking Wall Street

By Yonhap
  • Published : Oct 11, 2017 - 09:45
  • Updated : Oct 11, 2017 - 09:47
South Korean shares opened higher Wednesday, tracking Wall Street's strong showing overnight. 

The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index rose 7.34 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,441.15 in the first 15 minutes of trading.

Most large caps traded mixed, with market kingpin Samsung Electronics gaining 1.44 percent.

Top automaker Hyundai Motor rose 0.66 percent, while top steelmaker POSCO fell 1.09 percent.

The local currency was trading at 1,132.85 won against the US dollar, up 2.25 won from the previous session's close. (Yonhap)