Seoul shares ended higher on Monday.
The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) rose 7. 63 points, or 0.4 percent, to 1,927.53. Trading volume stood at 212.15 million shares worth 3.26 trillion won (3.05 billion U.S. dollars).
The South Korean currency finished at 1,067.4 won against the greenback, up 5.4 won from Friday's close.