* KOSPI rises, foreigners net buyers
* Korean won strengthens against U.S. dollar
* South Korea benchmark bond yield rises
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SEOUL, June 11 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean
** South Korean shares closed higher on Friday, tracking
overnight gains in Wall Street as inflationary concerns eased
ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve policy meeting next week. The
won strengthened, while the benchmark bond yield rose.
** The KOSPI closed up 24.68 points, or 0.77%, at
** The benchmark index ended the week up 0.29%, extending
the buying spree to a fourth straight week.
** Among the heavyweights, technology giant Samsung
Electronics ended flat, while peer SK Hynix
rose 4.07%. Battery maker LG Chem added
** Foreigners were net buyers of 176.5 billion won ($158.90
million) worth of shares on the main board.
** The Bank of Korea will start normalising its loose
monetary policy in an orderly manner once the economy is seen on
track for a solid recovery, the central bank's governor said.
** "(U.S.) CPI hovered much above market expectations,
though it was largely viewed as temporary," said Seo Sang-young,
an analyst at Mirae Asset Securities.
** Investors now await the Federal Reserve two-day policy
meeting due to be held next week.
** The won ended at 1,110.8 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform, 0.45% higher than its previous
close at 1,115.8.
** It rose 0.51% on a weekly basis, bouncing back from a
0.09% decline a week earlier.
** In offshore trading, the won was quoted at 1,110.9
per dollar, up 0.1% from the previous day, while in
non-deliverable forward trading its one-month contract
was quoted at 1,110.4.
** In money and debt markets, June futures on three-year
treasury bonds fell 0.12 points to 110.78.
** The most liquid 3-year Korean treasury bond yield rose by
1.3 basis points to 1.295%, while the benchmark 10-year yield
rose by 2.5 basis points to 2.110%.
($1 = 1,110.7900 won)
(Reporting by Joori Roh; Additional reporting by Jihoon Lee;
Editing by Rashmi Aich)