Seoul shares tumble 2 percent on Wall St blues, oil


(Updates to close) By Cheon Jeong-woo and Rafael Nam SEOUL, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Seoul shares posted their lowest close in nearly eight weeks on Monday, as sharp drops in U.S. stocks and soaring oil prices hit blue chips such as auto maker Hyundai Motor Co. Ltd. . A stronger won currency also threatened to jolt profits at exporters this year, while some technology firms, such as Hynix Semiconductor Inc. , were also under pressure following disappointing results from Europe's top chip ...

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