March 27, 2018 / 2:43 AM / 3 months ago

S.Korea stocks, won rebound on easing U.S.-China trade tensions

    * KOSPI index rises, foreigners sell 
    * Korean won climbs versus U.S. dollar
    * South Korea bond yields higher

    SEOUL, March 27 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean
financial markets:
** South Korea's KOSPI stock index         rose on Tuesday,
tracking overnight gains from Wall Street and as talks between
the United States and China rekindled hopes of easing trade
frictions. The Korean won and bond yields rose.              
 
** At 02:21 GMT, the KOSPI was up 11.56 points, or 0.47 percent,
at 2,449.63.
 
** The won was quoted at 1,074.8 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform           , 0.59 percent firmer than its
previous close at 1,081.1. 
 
** In offshore trading, the won        was quoted at 1,074.3 per
U.S. dollar, up 0.04 percent from the previous day, while in
one-year non-deliverable forwards             it was being
transacted at 1,058.8 per dollar.
 
** MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan
                was up 0.80 percent, after U.S. stocks ended the
previous session with gains            . Japanese stocks        
rose 1.78 percent. 
 
** The KOSPI is down around 1.2 percent so far this year, and
down by 1.69 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 173,226,000 shares, and of the total traded issues
of 885, the number of advancing shares was 562.
 
** Foreigners were net sellers of 27,782 million won worth of
shares.
 
** The U.S dollar has risen 0.74 percent against the won this
year. The won's high for the year is 1,056.67 per dollar on Jan.
14, 2018 and low is 1,098.4 on Feb. 6, 2018.

 (Reporting by Yuna Park; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)
  
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