Seoul shares hit record; Fed view boosts exporters


(Updates to close) By Kim Soyoung SEOUL, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Seoul shares gained 1.7 percent to set a lifetime closing peak on Monday, led by exporters such as Samsung Electronics on the prospects of lower U.S. interest rates, while energy stocks gained as oil prices hit a new record. Kookmin Bank , South Korea's top lender, gained 4.03 percent to 77,400 won ahead of its quarterly results announcement. Just before the bell, the firm posted a 14 percent rise in quarterly profit after ...

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