* KOSPI rises, foreigners net sellers
* Korean won flat against U.S. dollar
* South Korea benchmark bond yield falls
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SEOUL, June 15 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean
** South Korean shares ended higher at a record close on
Tuesday, though gains were capped as investors refrained from
placing big bets ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's monetary
policy meeting. The won was flat, while the benchmark bond yield
** The KOSPI closed up 6.50 points, or 0.20%, at
3,258.63, extending the winning streak to a fourth straight
** Repeated comments by U.S. policymakers that inflation
would be transitory calmed investors' worries, but markets also
anticipate the Fed may be close to giving clues on when it might
begin pulling back its unprecedented pandemic stimulus.
** Among the heavyweights, technology giant Samsung
Electronics rose 0.50% and peer SK Hynix
added 1.18%, while battery maker LG Chem fell 0.85%.
** Foreigners were net sellers of 154.1 billion won ($137.96
million) worth of shares on the main board.
** "The market traded in a narrow range-bound ahead of the
Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) ... There are possibilities
of a temporary rally after the FOMC," said Na Jeong-hwan, an
analyst at Cape Investment & Securities.
** The won ended at 1,117.0 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform, nearly unchanged from its
previous close of 1,116.7.
** In offshore trading, the won was quoted at
1,116.9, down 0.1% from the previous day, while in
non-deliverable forward trading its one-month contract
was quoted at 1,116.6.
** In money and debt markets, June futures on three-year
treasury bonds fell 0.08 points to 110.80.
** The most liquid 3-year Korean treasury bond yield rose by
1.7 basis points to 1.304%, while the benchmark 10-year yield
fell by 2.8 basis points to 2.068%.
($1 = 1,117.0100 won)
(Reporting by Joori Roh; Additional reporting by Jihoon Lee;
Editing by Shailesh Kuber)