South Korean Stocks Rise on Tech and Energy Sector Gains

SEOUL—The South Korean stock market saw a modest increase in early trading Tuesday, led by gains in technology, energy, and other major sectors. The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) rose by 5.99 points, reaching 2,665.83 shortly after the market opened.

According to Yonhap News Agency, Notable gains were observed in the technology sector, with semiconductor giant SK hynix and LG Electronics experiencing rises of 0.12 percent and 1.15 percent, respectively. The energy and chemical sectors also witnessed significant upticks, with SK Innovation and LG Chem leading with increases of 1.69 percent and 2.75 percent. Meanwhile, the South Korean won strengthened against the U.S. dollar, trading at 1,312.45 won, up 2.15 won from the previous session’s close.

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