The South Korean won marked its top gains in more than two months against the world's reserve currency on Friday, according to Bloomberg.
The monetary unit has risen about 8.5 percent since the end of this past June, distinguishing itself as the top-performing currency of 11 monetary units that Bloomberg monitors. South Korean lawmaker Suh Sang-ki from the governing Saenuri Party said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un killing his uncle shows the leader's hold on power is weaker than that of his father, according to CNN.
"I think what he's telling people – the United States, South Korea, China, others – is that he is his own man, that you are going to have to deal with him," executive director Philip Yun with nuclear nonproliferation group the Ploughshares Fund told CNN.
The won notched weekly advances of 0.5 percent this week against the greenback, which sets its top climb since week ending October 18.
Exports from South Korea during the second half of this year have surged, Finance Minister Hyun Oh Seok told reporters in Seoul on Friday, according to Bloomberg.
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