* KOSPI falls, foreigners net buyers
* Korean won strengthens against U.S. dollar
* South Korea benchmark bond yield rises
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SEOUL, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean financial markets:
** South Korean shares fell on Tuesday as rising coronavirus cases globally dented sentiment, although strong domestic third-quarter economic growth data capped losses. The won and the benchmark bond yield both rose.
** The benchmark KOSPI closed down 13.07 points, or 0.56%, at 2,330.84, falling for a second straight day.
** South Korea reported 88 new COVID-19 cases as of Monday midnight, fewer than 119 a day earlier, while the United States, Russia, France and many other countries set new records for daily infections.
** The South Korean economy returned to growth in the third quarter, recovering from its sharpest contraction in more than a decade.
** Hyundai Motor and its affiliate Kia Motors gained 0.6% and 10.3%, respectively, after reporting earnings.
** Chip giant Samsung Electronics, however, dropped 1% after rising in the previous session on hopes of stake sales, higher dividends and a long-awaited restructuring pushed.
** “South Korea’s third-quarter GDP led the rebound in earlier session, but that was not strong enough to offset growing concerns about global resurgence in COVD-19,” said Hana Financial Investment analyst Lee Young-gon.
** Foreigners were net buyers of 104.4 billion won ($92.62 million) worth of shares on the main board.
** The won ended trading at 1,125.5 per dollar on the onshore settlement platform, 0.20% higher than its previous close.
** In offshore trading, the won was quoted at 1,125.4 per dollar, while in non-deliverable forward trading its one-month contract was quoted at 1,125.5.
** In money and debt markets, December futures on three-year treasury bonds fell 0.03 points to 111.84.
** The most liquid 3-year Korean treasury bond yield rose by 0.9 basis points to 0.917%, while the benchmark 10-year yield rose by 1.6 basis points to 1.499%. ($1 = 1,127.2200 won) (Reporting by Joori Roh; Additional reporting by Jihoon Lee; Editing by Aditya Soni)
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