January 10, 2013 / 6:08 AM / 5 years ago

Seoul shares gain after strong China trade data

SEOUL, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Seoul shares rose on Thursday, lifted by stronger-than-expected trade data from China showing recovering demand from the world’s second-largest economy.

Tech heavyweight Samsung Electronics Co Ltd closed up 2 percent after falling 4.8 percent in the five sessions through Wednesday.

The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) gained 0.75 percent to close at 2,006.8 points. (Reporting by Joyce Lee; Editing by Chris Gallagher)

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