July 10, 2018 / 1:49 AM / 2 months ago

S.Korean stocks, won extend recovery on gains in U.S., China shares

    * KOSPI index gains, foreigners buy
    * Korean won edges higher versus U.S. dollar
    * South Korean bond yields down

    SEOUL, July 10 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean
financial markets:
** South Korea's KOSPI stock index         and the won extended
their gains on Tuesday, as a surge in Chinese shares in the
previous session and Wall Street's overnight gains boosted
positive sentiment. 
 
** At 01:01 GMT, the KOSPI was up 15.67 points or 0.69 percent
at 2,301.47. Tech giant Samsung Electronics             gained
more than 2 percent, while steel producers rallied after the
sub-index for iron, steel and metal         hit the lowest close
since April 2017 on Monday.
 
** The won was quoted at 1,110.9 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform           , 0.12 percent firmer than its
previous close at 1,112.2.
 
** In offshore trading, the won        was quoted at 1,110.7 per
U.S. dollar, up 0.15 percent from the previous day, while in
one-year non-deliverable forwards             it was being asked
at 1,093.75 per dollar. 
 
** MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan
                was up 0.29 percent, after U.S. stocks ended the
previous session with gains on hopes for upbeat corporate
earnings            . Japanese stocks         rose 1.19 percent.

** Shanghai blue chips           rose 2.8 pct on Monday, marking
the index's biggest daily gain since August 2016.
    
** The KOSPI is down around 7.4 percent so far this year, and
down by 7.31 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 106,817,000 shares and, of the total traded issues
of 874, the number of advancing shares was 597.
 
** Foreigners were net buyers of 10,124 million won worth of
shares.
 
** The U.S. dollar has risen 4.16 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 1,125.17 on June 27 2018.
 
** In money and debt markets, September futures on three-year
treasury bonds         rose 0.02 points to 108.15.
 
** The Korean 3-month Certificate of Deposit benchmark rate was
quoted at 1.65 percent, while the benchmark 3-year Korean
treasury bond yielded 2.102 percent, lower than the previous
day's 2.11 percent.

 (Reporting by Joori Roh; Editing by Amrutha Gayathri)
  
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