Seoul shares end down, but post best week in 5 yrs

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(Updates to close) By Rafael Nam SEOUL, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Seoul shares fell on Friday as exporters such as Samsung Electronics retreated on fears a U.S. housing slump will hit the world's top economy, but the main index still posted its best weekly gain in nearly five years. The KOSPI cut back an earlier loss of as much as 1.4 percent, with SK Energy surging following a positive brokerage report, while Hanmi Capital gained on a media report Woori Financial Group could buy a stake, ...

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