Seoul shares ended lower on Wednesday.
The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) fell 6. 35 points, or 0.31 percent, to close at 2,034.61. Trading volume stood at 263.64 million shares worth 4.31 trillion won (4.04 billion U.S. dollars).
The South Korean currency finished at 1,065.5 won against the greenback, up 1.3 won from Tuesday's close.