South Korean shares ended higher on April 9 amid renewed hopes for progress in the trade talks between the United States and China and a possible compromise on Brexit. The Korean won firmed against the US dollar.
The benchmark Kospi added 2.96 points, or 0.13 percent, to close at 2,213.56. Trading volume was moderate at 409.58 million shares worth 4.78 trillion won ($4.18 billion), with losers outnumbering gainers 430 to 362.
The local currency closed at 1,142.10 won against the US dollar, up 2.60 won from the previous session.
By Ram Garikipati and newswires (email@example.com