* KOSPI falls, foreigners net sellers * Korean won weakens against U.S. dollar * South Korea benchmark bond yield falls SEOUL, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean financial markets: ** South Korean shares fell around 2% on Tuesday, tracking losses in global equity markets as new coronavirus restrictions in Europe threatened to upend a nascent economic recovery. Both the won and the benchmark bond yield weakened. ** By 0246 GMT, the benchmark KOSPI dropped 46.34 points, or 1.94%, to 2,343.05. ** "Though the COVID-19 concerns are stabilising within the country, the UK economic lockdown measures have affected global financial markets," said Lee Jae-sun, analyst at Hana Financial Investment. ** With COVID-19 infections on the rise in Europe, countries including Denmark, Greece and England have tightened curbs to stop the spread of the virus, hammering investor sentiment as new business restrictions could further pressure the economy. ** Most of South Korea's market heavyweights slumped, with the two largest - Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix - falling 1.2% and 2.1%, respectively. ** Meanwhile, LG Chem , a Tesla Inc supplier, soared as much as 5.1% ahead of the electric-car maker's "Battery Day" event on hopes for increased battery cell purchases from Tesla. ** Samsung BioLogics was up 0.3% after the company announced a long-term supply agreement with AstraZeneca . ** South Korea reported 61 new coronavirus cases as of Monday midnight, lower than 70 a day earlier. ** Foreigners were net sellers of 71.7 billion won worth of shares on the main board. ** The won was quoted at 1,164.1 per dollar on the onshore settlement platform , 0.52% lower than its previous close at 1,158.0. ** In offshore trading, the won was quoted at 1,163.3 per dollar, unchanged from the previous day, wwhile in non-deliverable forward trading its one-month contract was quoted at 1,163.4. ** The most liquid 3-year Korean treasury bond yield fell by 0.9 basis points to 0.895%, while the benchmark 10-year yield fell by 2.4 basis points to 1.469%. (Reporting by Joori Roh; Additional reporting by Jihoon Lee; Editing by Devika Syamnath)
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