South Korean Won Climbs on Current Account Surplus

The South Korean won gained today as the nation’s current account surplus advanced to the highest level in four months in April, increasing demand for South Korean assets.
The Bank of Korea reported today that South Korea’s current account surplus climbed to $1.88 billion in April from the revised reading of $1.33 billion in March. The surplus rose as exports increased despite the strength of the nation’s currency. The won also strengthened as investors for the second day were buying more Korean stocks than they were selling.
USD/KRW fell to 1,084.85 from 1,089.60 today as of 10:36 GMT, following the drop to 1,078.70.

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