KOSPI, KOSDAQ Rise on Monday

The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) rose on Monday as institutions turned to net buyers, although the push wasn't enough to send it above the two-thousand threshold.

The KOSPI gained 15-point-56 points, or zero-point-79 percent, to close at one-thousand-997-point-58.

The tech-heavy KOSDAQ advanced eleven-point-35 points, or one-point-86 percent, to 622-point-17.

On the foreign exchange market, the value of the local currency against the U.S. dollar was nearly unchanged from Friday, strengthening zero-point-three won to one-thousand-143-point-one won.

Source: KBS World Radio