January 8, 2018 / 1:33 AM / a year ago

REFILE-S.Korea stocks, won edge up in sedate start to week

 (Corrects to note the Japanese stock market was closed on
Monday)
    SEOUL, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean financial
markets:
** South Korea's KOSPI stock index         rose on Monday. The
Korean won advanced and bond yields climbed.
 
** At 01:17 GMT, the KOSPI was up 2.67 points or 0.11 percent at
2,500.19.
 
** The won was quoted at 1,061.9 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform           , 0.08 percent firmer than its
previous close at 1,062.7. 
 
** In offshore trading, the won        was quoted at 1,060.5 per
dollar, up 0.11 percent from the previous day, while in one-year
non-deliverable forwards             it fetched 1,052.85 per
dollar.
 
** MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan
                was up 0.17 percent, after U.S. stocks posted
strong gains on Friday.            . The Japanese stock market 
        was closed for a holiday. 
 
** The KOSPI is up around 1.2 percent so far this year, and down
by 1.31 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 94,277,000 shares, and of the total traded issues of
880, the number of advancing shares was 303.
 
** Foreigners were net buyers of 84,539 million won worth of
shares.
 
** The U.S dollar has fallen 0.56 percent against the won this
year. The won's high for the year is 1,060.35 per dollar on
January 2 2018 and low is 1,068.3 on January 4 2018.
 
** In money and debt markets, March futures on three-year
treasury bonds         were unchanged at 107.95.
 
** The Korean 3-month Certificate of Deposit benchmark rate was
quoted at 1.66 percent, while the benchmark 3-year Korean
treasury bond yielded 2.109 percent, higher than the previous
day's 2.10 percent.

 (Reporting by Dahee Kim; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)
  
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