Seoul shares open higher; techs gain, banks fall

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SEOUL, March 30 (Reuters) - Seoul shares opened slightly higher on Monday despite losses on Wall Street on Friday, as investors picked up leading technology and manufacturing stocks on a growing appetite for risk, while banks were lower. As of 0004 GMT, the Korea Composite Stock Price Index was up 0.39 percent at 1,242.33 points. Hyundai Motor rose 1.81 percent and Hynix Semiconductor jumped 3.75 percent, while KB Financial Group dropped 1.93 percent. (Reporting by Rhee So-eui, Editing by ...

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