June 4, 2018 / 2:04 AM / 2 months ago

S.Korea stocks, won rise on upbeat U.S. jobs report

    * KOSPI index rose, foreigners buy 
    * Korean won rose versus U.S. dollar
    * South Korea bond yields were up

    SEOUL, June 4 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean financial
** South Korea's KOSPI stock index         and the won       
rose on Monday after U.S. jobs report bolstered optimism in the
world's largest economy and as President Donald Trump said his
meeting with North Korean leader will indeed take place. Bond
yields rose.
** At 01:39 GMT, the KOSPI was up 9.93 points or 0.41 percent at
2,448.89. Shares with exposure to North Korea rose on hopes of
possible inter-Korea projects, including Hyundai Rotem and
Hyundai Elevator, which gained 4.3 percent and 1.2 percent,
** The won was quoted at 1,070.6 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform           , 0.41 percent firmer than its
previous close at 1,075. 
** In offshore trading, the won        was quoted at 1,070.1 per
U.S. dollar, up 0.06 percent from the previous day, while in
one-year non-deliverable forwards             it was being
transacted at 1,051.95 per dollar. 
** MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan
                was up 0.82 percent, after U.S. stocks ended the
previous session with  gains            . Japanese stocks
        rose 1.27 percent. 
** The KOSPI is down around 1.2 percent so far this year, and
has lost 0.60 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 210,519,000 shares, and of the total traded issues
of 880, the number of advancing shares was 432.
** Foreigners were net buyers of 4,977 million won worth of
** The U.S dollar has risen 0.35 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 February 6 2018.
** In money and debt markets, June futures on three-year
treasury bonds         fell 0.01 points to 107.88.
** 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
2.201 percent, higher than the previous day's 2.19 percent.

 (Reporting by Cynthia Kim; Editing by Vyas Mohan)
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