February 23, 2016 / 6:17 AM / 3 months ago

S.Korean stocks gain on easing trade worries

* KOSPI rises for 6th straight session, foreigners net sellers

* Korean won climbs versus U.S. dollar

* South Korea benchmark bond yield up

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SEOUL, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean financial markets:

** South Korean shares gained for the sixth consecutive session on Wednesday on easing trade tensions between the United States and China. Both the Korean won and the benchmark bond yield rose.

** The Seoul stock market’s main KOSPI ended up 17.12 points, or 0.84%, at 2,049.20, posting its highest close since July 26.

** External risks have been resolved to a great extent, with easing trade tensions between the United States and China, said Han Ji-young, an analyst at Cape Investment & Securities. The won’s recent rise also helped the markets, he added.

** The benchmark index has added nearly 2% so far this week.

** South Korean financial markets will remain closed on Thursday and Friday for public holidays. Markets will resume trade at normal hours on Monday, Sept. 16.

** Shares of Jin Air, a budget affiliate of Korean Air Lines, jumped 5.6% after the company requested sanctions to be lifted, raising hopes that restrictions on the company would be removed.

** Foreigners were net sellers of 286.3 billion won ($240.39 million) worth of shares on the main board.

** The won was quoted at 1,191.0 per dollar on the onshore settlement platform, 0.19% higher than its previous close at 1,193.3.

** In offshore trading, the won was quoted at 1,190.3 per U.S. dollar, up 0.1% from the previous day, while in non-deliverable forward trading its one-month contract was quoted at 1,189.2 per dollar.

** MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.68%, after U.S. stocks were mixed . Japanese stocks rose 0.96%.

** The KOSPI has risen 0.40% so far this year, and gained 0.1% in the previous 30 trading sessions.

** The trading volume during the session in the KOSPI index was 421.72 million shares. Of the total 892 traded issues, 643 shares advanced.

** The won has lost 6.3% against the U.S dollar so far this year.

** In money and debt markets, September futures on three-year treasury bonds fell 0.07 points to 110.82, while the 3-month Certificate of Deposit rate was quoted at 1.54%.

** The most liquid 3-year Korean treasury bond yield rose by 0.9 basis points to 1.256%, while the benchmark 10-year yield rose by 1.6 basis points to 1.392%.

($1 = 1,190.2800 won)

Reporting by Hayoung Choi; Editing by Rashmi Aich

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