August 24, 2018 / 2:05 AM / 3 months ago

S.Korea stocks, won fall after fruitless U.S.-China trade talks

    * KOSPI index falls, foreigners sell
    * Korean won falls versus U.S. dollar
    * South Korea bond yields up

    SEOUL, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean financial
** South Korea's KOSPI stock index         and the won edged
down on Friday tracking losses on Wall Street after U.S.-China
trade talks ended with no major breakthrough and a new round of
tariffs. South Korean bond yields rose.
** At 01:36 GMT, the KOSPI was down 6.90 points or 0.30 percent
at 2,275.70.
** The won was quoted at 1,122.2 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform           , 0.07 percent weaker than its
previous close at 1,121.4. 
** In offshore trading, the won        was quoted at 1,122 per
U.S. dollar, up 0.14 percent from the previous day, while in
one-year non-deliverable forwards             it was being
transacted at 1,104.2 per dollar. 
** MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan
                was down 0.51 percent, after U.S. stocks ended
the previous session with mild losses            . Japanese
stocks         rose 0.31 percent. 
** The KOSPI is down around 7.5 percent so far this year, and up
by 0.09 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 155,976,000 shares and, of the total 889 traded
issues, the number of advancing shares was 323.
** Foreigners were net sellers of 6,958 million won worth of
** The U.S dollar has risen 5.22 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 1,140.4 on July 19.
** In money and debt markets, September futures on three-year
treasury bonds         rose 0.01 points to 108.66.
** The Korean 3-month Certificate of Deposit benchmark rate was
quoted at 1.65 percent, while the benchmark 3-year Korean
treasury bond yielded 1.974 percent, higher than the previous
day's 1.96 percent.

 (Reporting by Joori Roh; Editing by Sunil Nair)
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