S.Korea shares dip 2.2 pct to start 2014, large caps tumble

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SEOUL, Jan 2 (Reuters) - South Korean shares posted their sharpest daily decline in nearly 1-1/2 years on the first trading session of 2014, as investors felt increasingly anxious about the depreciating yen and weaker-than-expected manufacturing surveys from China. The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) closed down 2.2 percent at 1,967.19 points on Thursday, the biggest daily percentage fall since mid-July 2012. Foreign investors sold a net 349.2 billion ...

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