December 18, 2017 / 1:34 AM / a year ago

S.Korea stocks, won off to weaker start

    SEOUL, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean financial
** South Korea's KOSPI stock index         weakened on Monday.
The Korean won slightly fell in the local platform and bond
yields fell.
** At 01:22 GMT, the KOSPI was down 3.20 points or 0.13 percent
at 2,478.87.
** The won was quoted at 1,090.7 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform           , 0.08 percent weaker than its
previous close at 1,089.8.
** In offshore trading, the won        was quoted at 1,090.31
per U.S. dollar, down 0.22 percent from the previous day, while
in one-year non-deliverable forwards             it was being
transacted at 1,082.75 per dollar.
** MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan
                was up 0.14 percent, after U.S. stocks ended the
previous session with mild gains            . Japanese stocks
        rose 0.96 percent. 
** The KOSPI is up around 22.5 percent so far this year, and
down by 2.97 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 118,175,000 shares, and of the total traded issues
of 871, the number of advancing shares was 323.
** Foreigners were net sellers of 72,400 million won worth of
** The U.S dollar has fallen 9.61 percent against the won this
year. The won's high for the year is 1,075.71 per dollar on
November 29 2017 and low is 1,211.8 on January 3 2017.
** In money and debt markets, December futures on three-year
treasury bonds         fell 0.01 points to 108.33.
** The Korean 3-month Certificate of Deposit benchmark rate was
quoted at 1.66 percent compared with a previous close of 1.66
percent, while the benchmark 3-year Korean treasury bond yielded
2.076 percent, lower than the previous day's 2.08 percent.

 (Reporting by Dahee Kim; Editing by Sam Holmes)
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