January 9, 2018 / 1:30 AM / a year ago

S.Korea stocks gain, won weakens against dollar

    SEOUL, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean financial
markets:
** South Korea's KOSPI stock index         rose on Tuesday. The
Korean won edged down on the local platform while bond yields
climbed.
 
** At 01:18 GMT, the KOSPI was up 7.61 points or 0.30 percent at
2,520.89.
 
** The won was quoted at 1,067.7 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform           , 0.16 percent weaker than its
previous close at 1,066. 
 
** In offshore trading, the won        was quoted at 1,068.2 per
U.S. dollar, down 0.03 percent from the previous day, while in
one-year non-deliverable forwards             it fetched 
1,059.85 per dollar.
 
** The KOSPI is up around 1.9 percent so far this year, and up
by 1.07 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 129,094,000 shares, and of the total traded issues
of 879, the number of advancing shares was 392.
 
** Foreigners were net buyers of 82,615 million won worth of
shares.
 
** The dollar has risen 0.17 percent against the won this year.
The won's high for the year is 1,059 per dollar on January 8
2018 and low is 1,069.7 on January 8 2018.
 
** In money and debt markets, March futures on three-year
treasury bonds         fell 0.04 points to 107.86.
 
** The Korean 3-month Certificate of Deposit benchmark rate was
quoted at 1.66 percent, while the benchmark 3-year Korean
treasury bond yielded 2.151 percent, higher than the previous
day's 2.14 percent.

 (Reporting by Dahee Kim)
  
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