June 26, 2020 / 3:17 AM / 18 days ago

S.Korea stocks lifted by Saumsung Electronics' 3% jump

    * KOSPI gains, foreigners net sellers
    * KRW strengthens against USD
    * S.Korea benchmark bond yield falls

    SEOUL, June 26 (Reuters) - Round up of South Korean
financial markets:
    
    ** South Korean stocks rose on Friday, tracking Wall Street
overnight, boosted by shares of Samsung Electronics            ,
but gains were capped by worries about a surge in coronavirus
infections around the world.
    
    ** As of 0227 GMT, Seoul's main KOSPI         rose 0.72% to
2,127.61, led by market heavyweight Samsung Electronics' 3%
jump. The Korean won strengthened, while the benchmark bond
yield fell.
    
    ** Wall Street's main indexes ended 1% higher on Thursday
after U.S. banking regulators unveiled new rules that will make
life easier for large banks with complex trading and investment
portfolios.             

    ** The United States set a new record for a one-day increase
in coronavirus cases on Thursday, leading Texas to temporarily
halt the state's reopening.             
    
    ** Foreigners were net sellers of 3.3 billion won worth of
shares on the main board.
    
    ** The won was quoted at 1,198.0 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform           , 0.56% higher than its previous
close at 1,204.7. It has lost 3.5% so far this year.
    
    ** In offshore trading, the won        was quoted at 1,198.4
per dollar, up 0.3% from the previous day, while in
non-deliverable forward trading its one-month contract
              was quoted at 1,198.2.
    
    ** MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside
Japan                 was up 0.29%, after the U.S. stock market
gained overnight. Japanese stocks         rose 0.96%.
           
    
    ** The trading volume during the session in the KOSPI index
        was 404.12 million shares. Of the total traded issues of
902, the number of advancing shares was 315.
    
    ** In money and debt markets, September futures on
three-year treasury bonds         rose 0.01 points to 112.16.
    
    ** The most liquid 3-year Korean treasury bond yield rose by
0.2 basis points to 0.819%, while the benchmark 10-year yield
fell by 2.1 basis points to 1.324%.

 (Reporting by Joori Roh; Editing by Amy Caren Daniel)
  
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