Political confusion at home and abroad are apparently causing an outflow of foreign capital from South Korea's stock market.
International investors have dumped more than one-point-six trillion won worth of Korean shares this month.
Analysts say the selloff is probably prompted by uncertainties over the Choi Soon-sil scandal and Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential election.
They say Trump's pledges of one-trillion dollars in infrastructure spending as well as reduced taxes and revamped trade rules have sent mixed signals to investors.
Source: KBS World Radio