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KOREAN WON: USD/KRW opened higher on the back of yesterday's greenback
appreciation, last trades 1.40 figure better off at KRW1,212.40. This comes
after the pair inched lower yesterday.
- South Korean FinMin Kim said that the country's authorities would act
preemptively to ensure the stability of FX market if needed. He added that Seoul
may consider easing some market restrictions, such as those on share buy-backs,
while tightening short-selling rules.
- Yonhap reported that Japan has approved of another shipment of high-tech
materials to South Korea.
- On the technical front, bulls look for a break above last Friday's high of
KRW1,215.40 before setting their sights on the KRW1,220.00 barrier. Conversely,
bears look for a dip below KRW1,206.50, the low of Aug 14. A break here opens
the trendline support at KRW1,205.50.