* KOSPI falls, foreigners net buyers
* Korean won strengthens against U.S. dollar
* South Korea benchmark bond yield rises
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SEOUL, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean financial
** South Korean shares fell on Tuesday as rising coronavirus
cases globally dented sentiment, although strong domestic
third-quarter economic growth data capped losses. The won and
the benchmark bond yield both rose.
** The benchmark KOSPI closed down 13.07 points, or
0.56%, at 2,330.84, falling for a second straight day.
** South Korea reported 88 new COVID-19 cases as of Monday
midnight, fewer than 119 a day earlier, while the United States,
Russia, France and many other countries set new records for
** The South Korean economy returned to growth in the third
quarter, recovering from its sharpest contraction in more than a
** Hyundai Motor and its affiliate Kia Motors
gained 0.6% and 10.3%, respectively, after reporting
** Chip giant Samsung Electronics, however,
dropped 1% after rising in the previous session on hopes of
stake sales, higher dividends and a long-awaited restructuring
** "South Korea's third-quarter GDP led the rebound in
earlier session, but that was not strong enough to offset
growing concerns about global resurgence in COVD-19," said Hana
Financial Investment analyst Lee Young-gon.
** Foreigners were net buyers of 104.4 billion won ($92.62
million) worth of shares on the main board.
** The won ended trading at 1,125.5 per dollar on the
onshore settlement platform, 0.20% higher than its
** In offshore trading, the won was quoted at 1,125.4
per dollar, while in non-deliverable forward trading its
one-month contract was quoted at 1,125.5.
** In money and debt markets, December futures on three-year
treasury bonds fell 0.03 points to 111.84.
** The most liquid 3-year Korean treasury bond yield rose by
0.9 basis points to 0.917%, while the benchmark 10-year yield
rose by 1.6 basis points to 1.499%.
($1 = 1,127.2200 won)
(Reporting by Joori Roh; Additional reporting by Jihoon Lee;
Editing by Aditya Soni)