* KOSPI falls, foreigners net buyers
* Korean won weakens against U.S. dollar
* South Korea benchmark bond yield rises
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SEOUL, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean financial
** South Korean shares ended lower on Tuesday, in line with
Asian peers, as the renomination of Federal Reserve Chair Jerome
Powell bolstered bets of a faster-than-expected policy
tightening. The won weakened, while the benchmark bond yield
** The benchmark KOSPI closed down 15.92 points, or
0.53%, at 2,997.33, following a 1.42% gain on Monday.
** The overnight news on Powell buffeted financial markets
and kept the U.S. dollar well supported as traders prepared for
the imminent end to the Fed bond-buying programme.
** Chip giant Samsung Electronics rose 0.53%
amid a report that the location of its new $17 billion chip
plant in the United States would be Taylor, Texas, though the
company said a final decision has not been made.
** Its peers SK Hynix fell 0.42%, while other
heavyweights LG Chem and Naver also
dropped 3.27% and 2.44%, respectively.
** Foreigners were net buyers of 279.7 billion won ($235.18
million) worth of shares on the main board.
** Meanwhile, South Korea's central bank is due to hold the
monetary policy meeting on Thursday where it is widely expected
to raise rates, as predicted by all 30 analysts in a Reuters
** The won ended at 1,189.7 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform, 0.39% lower than its previous
** In offshore trading, the won was quoted at 1,189.5
per dollar, up 0.1% from the previous day, while in
non-deliverable forward trading its one-month contract
was quoted at 1,190.4.
** In money and debt markets, December futures on three-year
treasury bonds fell 0.01 points to 108.32.
** The most liquid 3-year Korean treasury bond yield rose by
1.5 basis points to 2.032%, while the benchmark 10-year yield
rose by 0.6 basis points to 2.392%.
($1 = 1,189.2900 won)
(Reporting by Joori Roh; Editing by Shailesh Kuber)