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SEOUL, Oct 12 (Reuters) - South Korean shares edged up onFriday after Samsung Electronics won an appeal against a banagainst sales of its smartphones in the U.S.

Shares in Samsung Electronics were trading 0.3percent higher, boosting the index.

The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) was up0.19 percent at 1936.79 points at 0005 GMT.

(Reporting By Somang Yang; Editing by Eric Meijer)

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