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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In Asia, Japan's Nikkei 225 closed down nearly 5.4 percent, South Korea's Kospi Composite index plunged almost 2.3 percent, China's Shanghai Composite fell 0.6 percent, while India's S&P BSE Sensex was trading down 1.1 percent with an hour of trading remaining.
Earlier in Asia, South Korea's Kospi Composite Index rose a hefty 2.2 percent to 1,970.66 after the government said industrial output grew for the 19th straight month in January, while Japan's Nikkei 225 stock average climbed 0.9 percent to 10,586.02.
The Japanese Nikkei 225 edged by 0.5 percent, KOSPI Composite Index by 1.7
South Korea's Kospi Composite index declined 1.7 percent and Taiwan's key index fell 2.2 percent.
India's S&P BSE Sensex and South Korea's Kospi Composite Index ended the day marginally higher.
Japan's key Nikkei stock index closed 1.75 percent lower and South Korea's Kospi Composite Index lost 0.52 percent after tumbling more than 4 percent on Monday.
Elsewhere in Asia, Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index closed down 1.3 percent, Japan's Nikkei 225 finished 1 percent lower, and South Korea's Kospi Composite index slipped 0.2 percent.
South Korea's Kospi Composite Index shed over 1 percent and Taiwan's Weighted Index fell over 2 percent.
On Friday, Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 Index closed down 4.84 percent - recovering slightly from an earlier drop of over 5 percent - while Seoul's Kospi Composite Index ended the day down 6 percent.
Also on Tuesday, Japan's Nikkei 225 index ended the day down 2.35 percent, while in South Korea, where investor sentiment was hurt by data showing that the (http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/south-koreas-4q-growth-slows-construction-spending-drops-36515094) country's economy grew at a slightly lower rate in the last quarter of 2015 from the previous three months, the Kospi Composite index closed down 1.1 percent.
Other Asian stock markets, including India's Sensex, Japan's Nikkei 225 and South Korea's Kospi Composite index were also boosted by early gains in the price of oil.
While Japan's Nikkei 225 and South Korea's Kospi Composite index closed down more than 1 percent, India's Sensex and China's Shanghai Composite index were both up 0