Seoul shares extend gains as exporters surge


(Updates to close) By Rafael Nam SEOUL, July 29 (Reuters) - Seoul shares posted their best finish in more than a decade on Friday, as upbeat U.S. earnings and economic data lifted exporters such as Hyundai Motor, while banks rose on positive quarterly results in the sector. Kookmin Bank said after the market closed its net profit more than trebled, helped by lower bad-loan provisioning costs. The stock rose 0.93 percent to close at 54,500 won. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock ...

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