Seoul shares end lower on strong won, autos hit

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(Updates to close) By Rafael Nam SEOUL, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Seoul shares ended around 1 percent down on Thursday, rattled by concerns about the impact of a surging won currency on the earnings of exporters such as Hyundai Motor and ship builders. Losses were compounded by a plunge in shares of LG Electronics Inc. amid market talk the appliance and handset maker could be dragged into a possible capital injection for ailing credit card firm, LG Card Co. . "A surge in the won had a big ...

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