April 13, 2018 / 3:22 AM / 10 months ago

S.Korean stocks gain on foreign buying, won slips

    * KOSPI index rises, foreigners buy 
    * Korean won falls versus U.S. dollar
    * South Korean bond yields slip

    SEOUL, April 13 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean
financial markets:
** South Korea's KOSPI stock index         rose on Friday, while
the Korean won and bond yields slipped.
** At 02:55 GMT, the KOSPI was up 13.29 points or 0.54 percent
at 2,456.00. Shares of Kumho Tire Co Inc             jumped as
much as 9 percent on improving outlook as the tyremaker avoided
a court-led debt restructuring program. Tech giant Samsung
Electronics Co Ltd             gained 2 percent, supporting the
** The won was quoted at 1,071 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform           , 0.14 percent weaker than its
previous close at 1,069.5. 
** In offshore trading, the won        was quoted at 1,070.21
per U.S. dollar, down 0.02 percent from the previous day, while
in one-year non-deliverable forwards             it fetched
1,055.35 per dollar.
** MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan
                was up 0.08 percent, after U.S. stocks ended the
previous session with mild gains            . Japanese stocks
        rose 0.51 percent. 
** The KOSPI is down around 1.0 percent so far this year, and
down by 0.63 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 249,367,000 shares, and of the total traded issues
of 885, the number of advancing shares was 407.
** Foreigners were net buyers of 60,105 million won worth of
** The U.S. dollar has risen 0.36 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 107.95.
** 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
2.153 percent, lower than the previous day's 2.16 percent.

 (Reporting by Cynthia Kim; Editing by Amrutha Gayathri)
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