* KOSPI little changed, foreigners net sellers
* Korean won jumps vs U.S. dollar
* South Korea benchmark bond yield rises
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SEOUL, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean financial markets:
** South Korean shares erased early gains to end little changed on Tuesday as investors moved to the sidelines ahead of a U.S. Federal Reserve rate decision. The Korean won strengthened and the benchmark bond yield also rose.
** Across the markets, cautious sentiment was dominant, said Lee Young-gon, an analyst at Hana Financial Investment. Investors wanted to get confirmation from the Fed that it would continue further monetary easing, he added.
** The Seoul stock market’s main KOSPI ended down 0.91 points, or 0.04%, at 2,092.69.
** The index opened higher after U.S. President Donald Trump said he expected to sign a significant part of the trade deal with China ahead of schedule.
** The Fed is expected to cut rates for a third time in a row when it concludes its two-day meeting on Wednesday, with investors eying clues on the future path of the central bank’s monetary policy.
** Foreigners were net sellers of 99.7 billion won ($85.71 million) worth of shares on the main board.
** The won was quoted at 1,163.0 per dollar on the onshore settlement platform, 0.66% higher than its previous close at 1,170.7.
** In offshore trading, the won was quoted at 1,163.2 per U.S. dollar, up 0.4% from the previous day, while in non-deliverable forward trading its one-month contract was quoted at 1,162.3 per dollar.
** MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.25%, after U.S. stocks ended up, with S&P 500 posting highest closing level. Japanese stocks rose 0.47%.
** The KOSPI has risen 2.53% so far this year, and gained 3.0% in the previous 30 trading sessions.
** The trading volume during the session in the KOSPI index was 350.61 million shares and, of the total traded issues of 899, the number of advancing shares was 391.
** The won has lost 4.1% against the dollar so far this year.
** In money and debt markets, December futures on three-year treasury bonds rose 0.09 points to 110.03, while the 3-month Certificate of Deposit rate was quoted at 1.44%.
** The most liquid 3-year Korean treasury bond yield fell by 0.7 basis points to 1.516%, while the benchmark 10-year yield rose by 3.2 basis points to 1.796%.
$1 = 1,163.2000 won Reporting by Hayoung Choi; Editing by Aditya Soni