AsianetApril 11, 2013 08:01
South Korean financial markets' volatility surged in April from a month earlier, data showed Tuesday, apparently shaken by heightened geopolitical risks stemming from North Korea's near-daily threats.
The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) 200 Volatility Index, a gauge of the local stock market's volatility, came in at 18.29 on Monday, rising sharply from 14.34 tallied in end-March, the Korea Exchange (KRX) data showed.
The number also surged to 19.32 during Friday's trading session, marking the highest rate since 19 tallied on October 26, 2012.
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