Seoul stocks open higher on US gains

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South Korean stocks opened higher Friday, tracking overnight advances on Wall Street, with tech shares leading the market gains. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) rose 27.4 points, or 0.92 percent, to 3,016.04 in the first 15 minutes of trading. The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite added 1.73 percent to 14,823 points amid hopes of strong corporate earnings in the third quarter, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 1.56 percent to 34,913 points. In Seoul, market bell

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