* KOSPI rises, foreigners net sellers
* Korean won strengthens against U.S. dollar
* South Korea benchmark bond yield rises
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SEOUL, June 1 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean financial
** South Korean shares rallied for a third straight session
on Tuesday, as investors lapped up stellar exports data and
factory activity, implying stronger growth for Asia's
fourth-largest economy. Both the won and the benchmark bond
** The benchmark KOSPI ended up 17.95 points, or
0.56%, to 3,221.87, its highest closing since May 10.
** Among the heavyweights, technology giant Samsung
Electronics rose 0.12% and peer SK Hynix
rose 1.18%, while battery maker LG Chem and internet
giant Naver added 0.73% and 1.24%, respectively.
** South Korean exports logged their sharpest expansion in
32 years in May, marking another robust month of shipments,
fuelled by stronger consumer demand globally as many economies
start to reopen.
** The country's factory activity in May also extended
growth into an eighth straight month, a private sector survey
showed, boosted by recovery in global demand although the pace
of expansion eased slightly.
** Investors now await U.S. payrolls data due later this
** Foreigners were net sellers of 37.4 billion won ($33.83
million) worth of shares on the main board.
** The won ended at 1,105.9 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform, 0.45% higher than its previous
close at 1,110.9.
** In offshore trading, the won was quoted at 1,105.4
per dollar, up 0.1% from the previous day, while in
non-deliverable forward trading its one-month contract
was quoted at 1,104.7.
** In money and debt markets, June futures on three-year
treasury bonds rose 0.05 points to 110.77.
** The most liquid 3-year Korean treasury bond yield fell by
1.7 basis points to 1.211%, while the benchmark 10-year yield
rose by 0.3 basis points to 2.182%.
($1 = 1,105.5900 won)
(Reporting by Joori Roh; Editing by Rashmi Aich)