The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) on Wednesday fell eight-point-41 points, or point-34 percent, closing the day at two-thousand-486-point-08.

The tech-heavy KOSDAQ rose slightly, gaining point-67 point, or point-08 percent. It closed the day at 886-point-92. 

On the foreign exchange, the local currency strengthened two-point-nine won against the dollar, ending the session at one-thousand-64-point-six won.