April 16, 2018 / 1:32 AM / 6 months ago

S.Korean stocks edge higher, won slips

    * KOSPI index inches higher, foreigners sell 
    * Korean won weakens against U.S. dollar
    * South Korean bond yields climb

    SEOUL, April 16 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean
financial markets:
** South Korea's KOSPI stock index         inched higher on
Monday. The Korean won weakened on the local platform, while
bond yields rose.
 
** At 01:15 GMT, the KOSPI was up 6.01 points or 0.24 percent at
2,461.08.
 
** The won was quoted at 1,071.4 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform           , 0.18 percent weaker than its
previous close at 1,069.5. 
 
** In offshore trading, the won        was quoted at 1,071.1 per
U.S. dollar, down 0.04 percent from the previous day, while in
one-year non-deliverable forwards             it fetched
1,054.65 per dollar.
 
** MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan
                was up 0.12 percent, after U.S. stocks ended the
previous session with losses            . Japanese stocks
        rose 0.34 percent. 
 
** The KOSPI is down around 0.5 percent so far this year, and
down by 2.20 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 114,713,000 shares, and of the total traded issues
of 877, the number of advancing shares was 380.
 
** Foreigners were net sellers of 18,533 million won worth of
shares.
 
** The U.S. dollar has risen 0.43 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 0.03 points to 107.89.
 
** The Korean 3-month Certificate of Deposit benchmark rate was
quoted at 1.65 percent, while the benchmark 3-year Korean
treasury bond yielded 2.171 percent, higher than the previous
day's 2.16 percent.

 (Reporting by Dahee Kim; Editing by Amrutha Gayathri)
  
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