(Updates to close) By Rafael Nam SEOUL, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Seoul shares hit a nine-month high on Wednesday as gains on Wall Street after upbeat U.S. consumer confidence data lifted exporters and tech firms such as Samsung Electronics, while shipbuilders climbed on earnings optimism. However, shares in SK Telecom Co. , South Korea's top mobile operator, dropped 2.4 percent to 185,500 won after it reported a surprisingly big 20 percent fall in quarterly profit. The benchmark Korea ...
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