Seoul shares close down; mark highest monthly gain in a year

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SEOUL, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Seoul shares closed at a two-week low on Monday, reflecting worries over a looming U.S. government shutdown and disappointing factory data from China, but prolonged foreign inflows capped losses. The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) fell 0.7 percent to close at 1,996.96 points, its lowest close since Sept. 13. KOSPI gained 3.7 percent this month, its highest gain since September 2012, and marked a third consecutive winning month. ...

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