November 27, 2018 / 2:03 AM / 22 days ago

S.Korea stocks steady ahead of key events, won edges down

    * KOSPI index flat, foreigners sell
    * Korean won inches down versus U.S. dollar
    * South Korea bond yields down

    SEOUL, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean financial
markets:
** South Korea's KOSPI stock index         was steady in early
trade on Tuesday as investors wait and see key events at home
and abroad. The Korean won edges down and bond yields fell.
 
** At 01:54 GMT, the KOSPI was down 0.08 point at 2,082.94.
    
** Investor stand pat ahead of key events including South
Korea's monetary committee meet on Friday and Sino-U.S. meet,
while anxieties over U.S. President Donald Trump's consistency
remain a risk, said Han Ji-young, an analyst at Cape Investment
& Securities. 

** Trump said he expects to move ahead with raising tariffs on
$200 billion in Chinese imports to 25 percent from 10 percent
currently, in an interview to the Wall Street Journal,
withdrawing previous remarks that he may not impose more tariffs
on Chinese goods.                          
 
** The won was quoted at 1,130.2 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform           , 0.12 percent weaker than its
previous close at 1,128.9. 
 
** In offshore trading, the won        was quoted at 1,130.05
per U.S. dollar, down 0.11 percent from the previous day, while
in one-year non-deliverable forwards             it was being
transacted at 1,109.25 per dollar. 
 
** MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan
                was down 0.28 percent, after U.S. stocks ended
the previous session with gains            . Japanese stocks
        rose 0.2 percent. 
 
** The KOSPI is down around 15.6 percent so far this year, and
up by 2.89 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 92,335,000 shares and, of the total 886 traded
issues, the number of advancing shares was 400.
 
** Foreigners were net sellers of 13,588 million won worth of
shares.
 
** The U.S dollar has risen 5.97 percent against the won this
year. The won's high for the year is 1,053.55 per dollar on
April 2 and the low is 1,146.26 on Oct. 11.
 
** In money and debt markets, December futures on three-year
treasury bonds         rose 0.05 points to 108.93.
 
** The Korean 3-month Certificate of Deposit benchmark rate was
quoted at 1.7 percent, while the benchmark 3-year Korean
treasury bond yielded 1.904 percent, lower than the previous
day's 1.91 percent.

 (Reporting by Hayoung Choi; Editing by Sunil Nair)
  
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