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SEOUL, Jul 29 . .- The Seoul Stock Exchange rose again today, driven in this case by the advance of Samsung and purchases by foreign investors, according to local analysts.
The selective Kospi rose 6.17 points today, 0.27%, to units, while the Kosdaq technology index advanced 0.74 points, 0.09%, to 808.59 whole.
Foreign participants were today the main buyers, taking a net worth of about 292.00 million won (about 208 million euros / 244 million dollars).
Among its main acquisitions were giant Samsung Electronics and other top South Korean tech stocks.
Samsung Electronics, the asset with the greatest weight over the South Korean benchmark, rose for the fourth consecutive day and gained 0.68% in this case, while the second global chip maker and second value by volume of capitalization in the Kospi, SK Hynix , rose 0.12%.
In the technology sector, the operator of South Korea’s main internet portal, Naver, climbed 1.39%, while rival Kakao rose 0.61%.
Other stocks such as Hyundai Motor also advanced today, 1.63% in the case of the leading South Korean carmaker.
In contrast, in the pharmaceutical sector, Samsung BioLogics lost 2.63% and the giant Celltrion closed appreciated 5.04%.
The local currency, the won, gained 3.8 units against the US dollar, which was trading at 1,193.1 won at the close of the session.