* KOSPI falls, foreigners net sellers
* Korean won weakens against U.S. dollar
* South Korea benchmark bond yield falls
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SEOUL, July 20 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean
** South Korean shares ended lower for a third straight
session on Tuesday, as technology heavyweights tracked overnight
losses on Wall Street over worries about surging coronavirus
cases globally. The won weakened, while the benchmark bond yield
** The KOSPI closed down 11.34 points, or 0.35%, at
3,232.70, following a 1% decline on Monday.
** Chip giant Samsung Electronics fell as much
as 0.76%, while peer SK Hynix slid 0.42%. Internet
giant Naver and battery maker LG Chem
also dropped 0.90% and 0.61%, respectively.
** Stocks on Wall Street fell as much as 2% on Monday, with
the S&P and the Nasdaq suffering their largest single-day drop
since mid-May, as a rise in worldwide coronavirus cases and
increasing U.S. deaths drove investors out of risky assets.
** At home, the country reported 1,278 new cases as of
Monday midnight, still in four-digit infections but lower than a
record 1,615 cases marked last week.
** Foreigners were net sellers of 181.3 billion won ($157.56
million) worth of shares on the main board.
** The won ended at 1,150.4 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform, 0.23% lower than its previous
close at 1,147.8, after hitting its lowest level since early
October 2020 in early trade.
** In offshore trading, the won was quoted at 1,150.4
per dollar, unchanged from the previous day, while in
non-deliverable forward trading its one-month contract
was quoted at 1,150.3.
** In money and debt markets, September futures on
three-year treasury bonds rose 0.16 point to 110.21.
** The most liquid 3-year Korean treasury bond yield fell by
5.1 basis points to 1.408%, while the benchmark 10-year yield
fell by 8.0 basis points to 1.892%.
($1 = 1,150.6800 won)
(Reporting by Joori Roh; Editing by Rashmi Aich)