Seoul shares gain on N.Korea hopes, but won a worry

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(Updates to midday) SEOUL, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Seoul shares gained 0.8 percent on Wednesday, while the won surged, after North Korea's decision to return to six-party talks on its nuclear programme spurred relief buying of blue chip laggards such as Samsung Electronics. However, a surge in the domestic currency capped gains among exporters, as it threatens to dent profits earned abroad, while also making goods less competitive in overseas markets. Investors are also focused on a batch of ...

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