* KOSPI falls, foreigners net sellers
* Korean won weakens against U.S. dollar
* South Korean benchmark bond yield falls
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SEOUL, June 9 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean financial
** South Korean shares closed lower on Wednesday, dragged by
tech heavyweights and a sell-off by foreigners, with sentiment
dented by investors avoiding big bets ahead of U.S. inflation
data and European Central Bank policy meeting this week.
** The won weakened and the benchmark bond yield fell.
** The benchmark KOSPI ended 31.65 points, or 0.97%,
lower at 3,216.18, marking the third decline in five sessions.
** Among heavyweights, technology giant Samsung Electronics
fell 0.98% and peer SK Hynix dropped
3.92%. Battery maker LG Chem and internet giant
Naver also slid 0.74% and 1.10%, respectively.
** Foreigners were net sellers of 329.5 billion won ($295.67
million) worth of shares on the main board.
** "Investors are seen taking a wait-and-see stance ahead of
the U.S. inflation data release ... Outflow of foreign investors
widened in afternoon trade, pulling KOSPI further down," said
Lee Kyoung-min, analyst at Daishin Securities.
** The won ended at 1,115.4 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform, down 0.11%.
** In offshore trading, the won was quoted at 1,115.1
per dollar, up 0.2%, while in non-deliverable forward trading,
its one-month contract was quoted at 1,114.8.
** In money and debt markets, June futures on three-year
treasury bonds rose 0.09 point to 110.99, while the
3-month Certificate of Deposit rate was quoted at 0.66% in
** The most-liquid 3-year Korean treasury bond yield fell by
3.1 basis points to 1.143%, while the benchmark 10-year yield
fell by 1.4 basis points to 2.102%.
($1 = 1,114.4300 won)
(Reporting by Joori Roh, additional reporting by Jihoon Lee;
editing by Uttaresh.V)