April 11, 2018 / 1:52 AM / 5 months ago

S.Korea stocks, won edge higher as trade war fears ease

    * KOSPI index edges up, foreigners buy 
Korean won slightly up versus U.S. dollar
South Korea bond yields were down

    SEOUL, April 11 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean
financial markets:
** South Korea's KOSPI stock index         inched up along with
other Asian shares on Wednesday after Chinese President Xi
Jinping helped ease fears over a U.S.-China trade war. The
Korean won was slightly higher against the dollar in the local
platform, while bond yields fell.
 
** At 01:29 GMT, the KOSPI was up 4.54 points, or 0.19 percent,
at 2,455.28.
 
** The won was quoted at 1,065.8 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform           , 0.06 percent firmer than its
previous close at 1,066.4. 
 
** In offshore trading, the won        was quoted at 1,065.6 per
U.S. dollar, down 0.17 percent from the previous day, while in
one-year non-deliverable forwards             it was being asked
at 1,050.1 per dollar.
 
** MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan
                was up 0.23 percent, after U.S. stocks ended the
previous session with gains            . Japanese stocks        
weakened 0.03 percent. 
 
** The KOSPI is down around 0.7 percent so far this year, and
down by 0.28 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 129,115,000 shares, and of the total traded issues
of 881, the number of advancing shares was 397.
 
** Foreigners were net buyers of 25,506 million won worth of
shares.
 
** The U.S dollar has fallen 0.07 percent against the won this
year. The won's high for the year is 1,053.55 per dollar on
April 2, 2018 and low is 1,098.4 on Feb. 6, 2018.
 
** In money and debt markets, June futures on three-year
treasury bonds         rose 0.02 points to 107.87.
 
** The Korean 3-month Certificate of Deposit benchmark rate was
quoted at 1.65 percent, while the benchmark 3-year Korean
treasury bond yielded 2.177 percent, lower than the previous
day's 2.19 percent.

 (Reporting by Dahee Kim; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)
  
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