August 3, 2018 / 1:56 AM / a year ago

S.Korean stocks bounce back, bond yields fall

    * KOSPI index rises, foreigners buy
    * Korean won falls versus U.S. dollar
    * South Korean bond yields down

    SEOUL, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean financial
** South Korea's KOSPI stock index         edged higher on
Friday, drawing some support from overnight gains on Wall Street
led by technology stocks. The Korean won and bond yields
** At 01:23 GMT, the KOSPI was up 9.14 points or 0.40 percent at
2,279.34, rebounding after sliding in the previous session amid
renewed U.S.-China trade tensions. Japan's Nikkei         and
China's CSI300           were steady, up 0.15 percent and down
0.01 percent, respectively.
** The won was quoted at 1,127.1 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform           , 0.09 percent weaker than its
previous close at 1,126.1. 
** In offshore trading, the won        was quoted at 1,127.1 per
U.S. dollar, up 0.01 percent from the previous day, while in
one-year non-deliverable forwards             it was being
transacted at 1,110.6 per dollar. 
** MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan
                was up 0.19 percent, after U.S. stocks ended the
previous session with mild gains            . Japanese stocks
        rose 0.2 percent. 
** The KOSPI is down around 8.0 percent so far this year, and
down by 2.89 percent in the previous 30 days.
** The current price-to-earnings ratio is 12.10, the dividend
yield is 1.28 percent and the market capitalisation is 1,242.04
trillion won. 
** The trading volume during the session on the KOSPI index
        was 97,561,000 shares and, of the total traded issues of
881, the number of advancing shares was 537.
** Foreigners were net buyers of 3,979 million won worth of
** The U.S. dollar has risen 5.7 percent against the won this
year. The won's high for the year is 1,053.55 per dollar on
April 2 2018 and low is 1,140.4 on July 19 2018.
** In money and debt markets, September futures on three-year
treasury bonds         rose 0.01 points to 108.1.
** The Korean 3-month Certificate of Deposit benchmark rate was
quoted at 1.65 percent, while the benchmark 3-year Korean
treasury bond yielded 2.109 percent, lower than the previous
day's 2.12 percent.

 (Reporting by Hayoung Choi; Editing by Amrutha Gayathri)
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