Financial industry lobby seeks longer Seoul bourse trading hours

April 13, 2015 2:43 AM

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SEOUL, April 13 (Reuters) - Trading hours at the South Korean stock market should be extended by an hour at least so that they overlap with other regional markets to encourage more foreign investment, the head of the local financial investment industry association said.

The market currently closes at 3 pm local time (0600 GMT), an hour earlier than mainland Chinese markets and two hours earlier than Hong Kong.

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