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An electronic signboard in the dealing room of Hana Bank in Seoul on Feb. 19, 2024, shows the benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index having risen 31.50 points, or 1.19 percent, to close at 2,680.26. South Korean stocks closed sharply on the back of a foreign buying spree. (Yonhap)

KOSPI soars