November 21, 2018 / 2:26 AM / 5 months ago

S.Korean stocks drop after Wall St rout; won slides

    * KOSPI index dips, foreigners sell
    * Korean won falls against dollar
    * South Korean bond yields climb

    SEOUL, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean financial
    ** South Korea's KOSPI stock index         fell on
Wednesday, as an extended selloff on Wall Street overnight and a
plunge in oil prices stirred concerns over the global economy,
curbing risk appetite. The Korean won fell while bond yields
    ** At 02:23 GMT, the KOSPI was down 18.89 points or 0.91
percent at 2,063.69.
    ** The won was quoted at 1,130.7 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform           , 0.43 percent weaker than its
previous close at 1,125.8.
    **  In offshore trading, the won        was quoted at 1,131
per U.S. dollar, down 0.15 percent from the previous day, while
in one-year non-deliverable forwards             it was being
transacted at 1,110.05 per dollar.
    ** MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside
Japan                 was down 0.58 percent, after U.S. stocks
ended the previous session with deep losses            .
Japanese stocks         weakened 0.68 percent.
    ** The KOSPI is down around 15.6 percent so far this year,
and down by 7.60 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 135,785,000 shares and, of the total traded issues
of 888, the number of advancing shares was 288.
    ** Foreigners were net sellers of 199,909 million won worth
of shares.
    ** The U.S. dollar has risen 6.1 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 1,146.26 on Oct. 11, 2018.
    ** In money and debt markets, December futures on three-year
treasury bonds         fell 0.01 points to 108.75.
    ** The Korean 3-month Certificate of Deposit benchmark rate
was quoted at 1.7 percent, while the benchmark 3-year Korean
treasury bond yielded 1.946 percent, higher than the previous
day's 1.94 percent.

 (Reporting by Joori Roh; Editing by Amrutha Gayathri)
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