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S.Korean stocks snap losing streak on talks of Fed pause; won steady

Round-up of South Korean financial markets: ** South Korea's KOSPI stock index snapped a three-session losing streak to end higher on Friday, amid speculation that an expected U.S. rate hike this month could be the last before Federal Reserve hits the pause button on its tightening cycle. The won steadied against dollar, while bond yields fell. ** At 0630 GMT, the KOSPI closed up 7.09 points or 0.34 percent at 2,075.78. The main index shed earlier gains to dive 1 percent