Seoul shares end higher, brokerages extend gains

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(Updates to close) By Rafael Nam SEOUL, Dec 24 (Reuters) - Seoul stocks ended slightly higher on Friday, as investors made a late dash to buy shares to be eligible for dividends payouts next year, but worries that a stronger won would dampen export competitiveness capped gains. "Shares paying dividends did quite well, while brokerages continued to gain," said Kim Hyun-tae, a fund manager at Woori Investment Trust Management. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) ...

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