June 15, 2018 / 1:56 AM / 2 months ago

S.Korea stocks, won edge lower on euro's fall

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

    SEOUL, June 15 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean
financial markets:
** South Korea's KOSPI stock index         and the won       
weakened on Friday on the back of the euro's weakness after the
European Central Bank delivered a somewhat dovish message to
markets.              Bond yields also fell.
 
** At 01:26 GMT, the KOSPI was down 10.68 points, or 0.44
percent, at 2,412.80. Market heavyweight Samsung Electronics
            fell for a third day and lost 0.2 percent, while LG
Electronics             declined 0.64 percent. Railway and
construction shares, seen to benefit from any inter-Korea
projects, continued to rise.
 
** The won was quoted at 1,088.4 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform           , 0.49 percent weaker than its
previous close at 1,083.1.
 
** In offshore trading, the won        was quoted at 1,088.5 per
U.S. dollar, down 0.03 percent from the previous day, while in
one-year non-deliverable forwards             it was being
transacted at 1,071.35 per dollar. 
 
** MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan
                was down 0.22 percent, after U.S. stocks ended
the previous session with mild gains            . Japanese
stocks         rose 0.33 percent. 
 
** The KOSPI is down around 1.8 percent so far this year, and
down by 2.11 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 180,555,000 shares and, of the total traded issues
of 879, the number of advancing shares was 391.
 
** Foreigners were net sellers of 106,608 million won worth of
shares.
 
** The U.S dollar has risen 2.08 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 0.08 points to 107.97.
 
** The Korean 3-month Certificate of Deposit benchmark rate was
quoted at 1.65 percent, compared with a previous close of 1.65
percent, while the benchmark 3-year Korean treasury bond yielded
2.202 percent, lower than the previous day's 2.23 percent.

 (Reporting by Cynthia Kim; Editing by Gopakumar Warrier)
  
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