March 15, 2018 / 1:26 AM / 3 months ago

S.Korea stocks slip for 2nd day, won edges down

    * KOSPI index down, foreign investors sell
    * Korean won weaker versus U.S. dollar
    * South Korea bond yields fall

    SEOUL, March 15 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean
financial markets:
    
** South Korea's KOSPI stock index         weakened on Thursday,
as growing concerns over trade tensions weighed on investor
sentiment globally. The Korean won inched down, while bond
yields fell.
 
** At 01:12 GMT, the KOSPI was down 13.45 points or 0.50 percent
at 2,472.63.
 
** The won was quoted at 1,065.9 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform           , 0.12 percent weaker than its
previous close at 1,064.6. 
 
** In offshore trading, the won        was quoted at 1,066.5 per
U.S. dollar, down 0.28 percent from the previous day, while in
one-year non-deliverable forwards             it was being
transacted at 1,055.6 per dollar.
 
** MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan
                was down 0.25 percent, after U.S. stocks ended
the previous session with losses. Japanese stocks        
weakened 0.97 percent.                      
 
** The KOSPI is up around 0.8 percent so far this year, and has
risen by 3.44 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 133,351,000 shares, and of the total traded issues
of 876, the number of advancing shares was 210.
 
** Foreigners were net sellers of 3,448 million won worth of
shares.
 
** The U.S dollar has risen 0.01 percent against the won this
year. The won's high for the year is 1,056.67 per dollar on Jan.
14 and low is 1,098.4 on Feb. 6.
 
** In money and debt markets, March futures on three-year
treasury bonds         rose 0.08 points to 107.89.
 
** The Korean 3-month Certificate of Deposit benchmark rate was
quoted at 1.65 percent, while the benchmark 3-year Korean
treasury bond yielded 2.253 percent, lower than the previous
day's 2.27 percent.

 (Reporting by Dahee Kim; Editing by Biju Dwarakanath)
  
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