November 9, 2017 / 3:10 AM / 2 months ago

South Korean stocks rise, won firms

    SEOUL, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean financial
markets:
 
** South Korea's KOSPI stock index         rose on Thursday. The
Korean won rose while bond yields fell.
 
** At 02:48 GMT, the KOSPI was up 3.91 points or 0.15 percent at
2,556.31.
 
** The won        was quoted at 1,112.5 per U.S. dollar, up 0.06
percent from the previous day, while in one-year non-deliverable
forwards             it was being transacted at 1,108.1 per
dollar.
 
** The won was quoted at 1,113.3 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform           , where it ended the previous
session at 1,115.6.
 
** MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan
                was up 0.41 percent, after U.S. stocks ended the
previous session with mild gains            . Japanese stocks
        rose 1.98 percent. 
 
** The KOSPI is up around 26.0 percent so far this year, and up
by 5.64 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 151,478,000 shares, and of the total traded issues
of 873, the number of advancing shares was 478.
 
** Foreigners were net sellers of 89,905 million won worth of
shares.
 
** The U.S dollar has fallen 7.77 percent against the won this
year. 
** In money and debt markets, December futures on three-year
treasury bonds         fell 0.01 points to 107.93.
 
** The benchmark 3-year Korean treasury bond yielded 2.148
percent, lower than the previous day's 2.151 percent.
 

 (Reporting by Cynthia Kim; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)
  
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