January 5, 2018 / 1:33 AM / 6 months ago

S.Korea stocks rebound, won firms slightly

    SEOUL, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean financial
markets:
** South Korea's KOSPI stock index         rose on Friday. The
Korean won edged up and bond yields rose.
 
** At 01:20 GMT, the KOSPI was up 13.16 points or 0.53 percent
at 2,479.62. The benchmark index rebounded after slipping due to
heavy profit-taking by local institutions on Thursday.
 
** The won was quoted at 1,062.3 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform           , 0.01 percent weaker than its
previous close at 1,062.2. 
 
** In offshore trading, the won        was quoted at 1,061 per
U.S. dollar, up 0.07 percent from the previous day, while in
one-year non-deliverable forwards             it was being
transacted at 1,052.75 per dollar.
 
** MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan
                was up 0.40 percent, after U.S. stocks ended the
previous session with mild gains            . Japanese stocks
        rose 0.31 percent. 
 
** The KOSPI is flat so far this year, and down by 2.42 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 95,377,000 shares, and of the total traded issues of
875, the number of advancing shares was 470.
 
** Foreigners were net buyers of 1,032 million won worth of
shares.
 
** The U.S dollar has fallen 0.55 percent against the won this
year. The won's high for the year is 1,060.35 per dollar on
January 2 2018 and the low is 1,068.3 on January 4 2018.
 
** In money and debt markets, March futures on three-year
treasury bonds         rose 0.02 points to 107.89.
 
** The Korean 3-month Certificate of Deposit benchmark rate was
quoted at 1.66, unchanged from its previous close, while the
benchmark 3-year Korean treasury bond yielded 2.148 percent,
higher than the previous day's 2.14 percent.

 (Reporting by Dahee Kim; Editing by Kim Coghill)
  
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