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Seoul shares slip; euro zone finance ministers meeting eyed

SEOUL, Oct 8 (Reuters) - South Korean shares edged lower onMonday as investors awaited a euro zone finance ministersmeeting for signals on progress in fighting the region's debtcrisis, while an upbeat U.S. jobs report was unable to provideany lift.

The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) wasdown 0.34 percent at 1,988.44 points as of 0009 GMT.

Shipbuilders fell across the board, with Hyundai HeavyIndustries down 1.6 percent.

(Reporting By Somang Yang; Editing by Chris Gallagher)

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