* KOSPI falls, foreigners net sellers
* Korean won weakens against U.S. dollar
* South Korea benchmark bond yield falls
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SEOUL, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean financial
** South Korean shares ended at a near one-week low on
Thursday, as minutes of the U.S. Federal Reserve's last meeting
revealed a hawkish tilt on the board, while the Bank of Korea's
rate hike and upgrade in 2022 inflation forecast bolstered bets
for further tightening.
** The Korean won ended down and the benchmark bond yield
** The benchmark KOSPI closed 14.02 points, or
0.47%, lower at 2,980.27, extending the declines to a third
** Chip giants Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix
fell 1.47% and 1.67%, respectively, leading
declines, while battery maker LG Chem also slid
** The country's central bank raised interest rates and
sharply revised up its inflation outlook for next year to 2.0%
on Thursday, as concerns about rising household debt and
consumer prices grew.
** That comes after a rate hike in New Zealand, the second
time in two months, and various Fed policymakers saying they
would be open to speeding up the taper of their bond-buying
programme and increasing rates if inflation woes lingered.
** "Hawkish tone in Fed minutes and the renomination of Fed
Chair Jerome Powell that strengthened dollar are having
unfavourable impacts on emerging markets," said Bookook
Securities' analyst Lee Won.
** Foreigners were net sellers of 94.4 billion won ($79.34
million) worth of shares on the main board.
** The won ended at 1,190.2 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform, 0.31% lower than its previous
** In offshore trading, the won was quoted at
1,189.9, down 0.1% from the previous day, while in
non-deliverable forward trading its one-month contract
was quoted at 1,190.6.
** In money and debt markets, December futures on three-year
treasury bonds rose 0.24 points to 108.64.
** The benchmark 10-year yield fell by 3.2 basis points to
($1 = 1,189.8000 won)
(Reporting by Joori Roh; Additional reporting by Jihoon Lee;
Editing by Shailesh Kuber)