Seoul shares end lower, record oil hits exporters

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(Updates to close) By Rafael Nam SEOUL, March 17 (Reuters) - Seoul stocks fell 1.3 percent on Thursday to their lowest close in three weeks, as a spike in oil prices to all-time highs and data showing a record U.S. current account deficit hit techs and exporters such as Hyundai Motor. Foreign investors sold a net 152 billion won worth of local shares, bringing their total sales over the past 11 sessions to 1.18 trillion won ($1.18 billion). "The gains in oil prices and weakness in ...

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