S.Korea shares hit by Samsung Electronics woes, won drops


* Samsung Electronics falls as much as 5 pct
    * Won drops on dlr strength ahead of Sept Fed minutes
release

    SEOUL, Oct 11 South Korean shares came under
early pressure again on Tuesday on an extended selloff of market
heavyweight Samsung Electronics Co Ltd after it
announced it would halt Galaxy Note 7 sales globally as it
probes reports of fires. 
    The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) was
down 0.4 percent at 2,048.29 points as of 0158 GMT.
    Shares of Samsung Electronics fell as much as 5 percent when
markets opened, touching their lowest level since Sept. 30,
2016. 
   The world's top smartphone maker said it had asked all global
carriers to stop sales of the Note 7s and the exchange of
original devices for replacements, while it worked with
regulators to investigate new reports of the device catching
fire.  
    "It is now key how quickly Samsung Electronics...



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