* KOSPI slides, foreigners sell
* KRW inches up against USD
* South Korea benchmark bond yields rise
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SEOUL, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean financial markets: South Korean shares slid on Thursday as remarks from the Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) fuelled doubts over a Brexit deal, while concerns over global economic slowdown prompted caution from investors. The Korean won edged up, while the benchmark bond yields also rose.
** Northern Ireland’s DUP said on Thursday it could not support the Brexit deal being proposed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the European Union as it stood.
** The statement came a day after Britain and the EU appeared to be on the verge of a last-minute Brexit agreement.
** The British culture minister Nicky Morgan said there was a good chance of Britain and the EU striking a Brexit deal, but it has not been done yet.
** French junior foreign affairs minister Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne on Thursday also said that the Brexit deal was “within arm’s reach” but not guaranteed.
** U.S. retail sales contracted in September for the first time in seven months, in a potential sign that manufacturing-led weakness could be spreading to the broader economy.
** China’s economy in the third-quarter was expected to grow at 6.1% year-on-year, a touch below the previous quarter’s 6.2%, while it is expected to slow to a near 30-year low of 6.2% this year, a Reuters poll showed on Tuesday. China is due to release its third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) data on Friday.
** South Korea’s benchmark KOSPI index ended 0.23% lower at 2,077.94 from its previous close, snapping a fourth consecutive daily gain.
** Foreigners were net sellers of 94.7 billion won ($79.82 million) worth of shares on the main board.
** The won ended trading at 1,187.0 per dollar on the onshore settlement platform, 0.07% higher than its previous close at 1,187.8.
** In offshore trading, the won was quoted at 1,186.6 per U.S. dollar, down 0.1% from the previous day, while in non-deliverable forward trading its one-month contract was quoted at 1,185.8 per dollar.
** MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.01%, after U.S. stocks sagged . Japanese stocks fell 0.09%.
** The KOSPI has risen 1.81% so far this year, but gained 7.7% in the previous 30 trading sessions.
** Trading volume during the session in the KOSPI index was 309.76 million shares and, of the total 886 issues traded, the number of advancing shares was 303.
** The won has lost 6.0% against the U.S dollar so far this year.
** In money and debt markets, December futures on three-year treasury bonds fell 0.17 points to 110.49, while the 3-month Certificate of Deposit rate was quoted at 1.36%.
** The most liquid 3-year Korean treasury bond yield rose by 5.3 basis points to 1.372%, while the benchmark 10-year yield rose by 5.2 basis points to 1.582%.
$1 = 1,186.3700 won Reporting by Joori Roh; Editing by Alex Richardson