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Seoul shares rangebound; Samsung Elec slips

SEOUL, Oct 9 (Reuters) - South Korean were rangebound inmorning trade on Tuesday, weighed down by selling by foreigninvestors, with bellwether Samsung Electronicsslipping 0.3 percent.

The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) was up 0.04percent at 1,982.68 points as of 0007 GMT.

(Reporting by Hyunjoo Jin; Editing by Richard Pullin)

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