Korean Composite Stock Price Indexes

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Korean Composite Stock Price Indexes

1. Any of several indices tracking the Korean Stock Exchange. They are weighted for market capitalization and are used to gauge the performance of South Korean securities and its wider economy. The most important KOSPI index is the KOSPI 200, which tracks the 200 largest stocks (by market capitalization) in South Korea.

2. An index of all stocks traded on the Korean Stock Exchange. See also: East Asian Tiger, NIC, Asian Financial Crisis.
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Since then, the KOSPI has fallen about 5 percent to 1,998.13 over the past month from its June 30 figure of 2,130.62.
The Kospi slipped around 0.8 per cent so far this year, and down by 0.25 percent in the previous 30 days.
Samsung BioLogics added that the KOSPI was not a priority for the company, noting that it was more interested in the tech-heavy American stock exchange which has a high-level understanding of the biopharmaceutical industry.
The Horizons Korea KOSPI 200 ETF is distributed by Foreside Fund Services, LLC, which is not affiliated with Horizons USA or any of its affiliates.
Market watchers said that the KOSPI has been in a natural correction mode after recent surges, expecting a sharp rebound in the near future.
Overall the bourse has proved remarkably resilient, with the KOSPI index down barely 1.0 percent since the war rhetoric cranked up two weeks ago.
But the weakness of the yen meant there was no such joy in Seoul, as the Kospi fell by 0.9 per cent, with exporters showing signs of struggle.
The KOSPI was mired in negative territory throughout the session after foreigners were disappointed at the highly anticipated monthly jobs report in the U.S..
According to the charges, the brokerage allegedly manipulated Seoul's KOSPI stock market on November 11, 2010, causing its benchmark index to fall by 48 points, or 2.7 percent in the last 10 minutes of trading.
On that day Seoul s benchmark KOSPI share index fell a hefty 48 points in the session s last 10 minutes due to arbitrage trading between the spot and futures markets.
On 30 August 2010, Eurex introduced the Eurex Kospi product, which is set up and traded in the Eurex system as an option, therefore mirroring the contract specifications of Kospi 200 Options on the Korea Exchange (KRX).
The Korea Composite Stock Price Index, or Kospi, closed down 0.04%, or 0.76 points, at 1768.31.