April 20, 2018 / 1:29 AM / 4 months ago

S.Korea stocks edge down, won falls

    * KOSPI index down, foreigners sell 
South Korea bond yields up

    SEOUL, April 20 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean
financial markets:
    
** South Korea's KOSPI stock index         weakened on Friday
and the Korean won fell while bond yields rose.
 
** At 01:17 GMT, the KOSPI was down 7.43 points or 0.30 percent
at 2,478.67.
 
** The won was quoted at 1,067.6 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform           , down 0.57 percent compared with
its previous close at 1,061.5.
 
** In offshore trading, the won        was quoted at 1,067.4 per
U.S. dollar, down 0.11 percent from the previous day, while in
one-year non-deliverable forwards             it was being asked
at 1,050.9 per dollar.
 
** MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan
                was down 0.67 percent, after U.S. stocks ended
the previous session with losses            . Japanese stocks
        weakened 0.33 percent. 
 
** The KOSPI is up around 0.8 percent so far this year and has
gained 2.18 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 228,061,000 shares and of the total traded issues of
877 the count of advancing shares was 409.
 
** Foreigners were net sellers of 164,821 million won worth of
shares.
 
** The U.S dollar has risen 0.1 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 1,098.4 on February 6 2018.
 
** In money and debt markets, June futures on three-year
treasury bonds         fell 0.08 points to 107.74.
 
** The Korean 3-month Certificate of Deposit benchmark rate was
quoted at 1.65 percent, while the benchmark 3-year Korean
treasury bond yielded 2.212 percent, higher than the previous
day's 2.20 percent.

 (Reporting by Dahee Kim; Editing by Vyas Mohan)
  
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