Oil hits Seoul shares; KEPCO, autos lead fall

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(Updates to mid-morning) SEOUL, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Seoul shares extended losses on Thursday as concerns over record-high oil prices triggered sales in key blue chips and energy-sensitive stocks such as Korea Electric Power Corp. . Shares in Hyundai Motor Co. , the country's biggest auto maker, fell 1.72 percent to 68,400 won due to oil price worries and as its unionised workers were set to launch brief strikes on Thursday and Friday, demanding higher wages. The benchmark Korea ...

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