June 8, 2018 / 1:58 AM / 8 months ago

S.Korea stocks, won fall as Brazil growth outlook dents sentiment

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

    SEOUL, June 8 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean financial
** South Korean shares         and the won        weakened on
Friday as concerns about Brazil's growth outlook and political
risks dampened investor sentiment, while the European Central
Bank gearing up towards an easy-money exit heightened financial
market uncertainties.                               
** At 01:10 GMT, the KOSPI stock index was down 8.67 points or
0.35 percent at 2,461.91, set to snap a five-day winning streak
as technology and steel shares retreated. 
** The won was quoted at 1,071.2 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform           , 0.21 percent weaker than its
previous close at 1,069. 
** In offshore trading, the won        was quoted at 1,070.9 per
U.S. dollar, up 0.07 percent from the previous day, while in
one-year non-deliverable forwards             it was being asked
at 1,053.2 per dollar. 
** MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan
                was down 0.27 percent, after U.S. stocks ended
the previous session with losses            . Japanese stocks
        rose 0.12 percent. 
** The KOSPI is up around 0.1 percent so far this year, and up
by 0.23 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
192,077,000 shares and, of the total 880 traded issues, the
number of advancing shares was 253.
** Foreigners were net sellers of 44,811 million won worth of
** The U.S dollar has risen 0.42 percent against the won this
year. The won's high for the year is 1,053.55 per dollar on
April 2, 2018 and the low is 1,098.4 on February 6, 2018.
** In money and debt markets, June futures on three-year
treasury bonds         rose 0.02 points to 107.82.
** The Korean 3-month Certificate of Deposit benchmark rate was
quoted at 1.65 percent, while the benchmark 3-year Korean
treasury bond yielded 2.215 percent, lower than the previous
day's 2.22 percent.

 (Reporting by Joori Roh; Editing by Sunil Nair)
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