* KOSPI rises, foreigners net sellers
* Korean won strengthens against U.S. dollar
* South Korea benchmark bond yield rises
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SEOUL, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean
** South Korean shares ended higher on Friday as tech
heavyweights rebounded and news of a call between the leaders of
the world's two biggest economies offered some relief to
investors. The won and the benchmark bond yield also rose.
** The KOSPI closed up 11.06 points, or 0.36%, at
3,125.76, snapping a three-day losing streak. The index,
however, slid 2.35% on a weekly basis, reversing two straight
weeks of gains.
** Among the heavyweights, chipmaker SK Hynix rose
1.94%, while web portal operator Naver and mobile
messenger app operator Kakao jumped 2.76% and 1.17%,
** U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping spoke
for 90 minutes in their first talks in seven months on Thursday,
discussing the need to avoid letting competition between the
world's two largest economies veer into conflict.
** "A rebound in Naver and Kakao and hopes for normalisation of
relations between the U.S. and China helped lift KOSPI up," said
Kim Seok-hwan, an analyst at Mirae Asset Securities.
** Foreigners were net sellers of 520.2 billion won ($445.14
million) worth of shares on the main board.
** The won ended at 1,169.1 per dollar on the onshore settlement
platform, nearly unchanged from the previous close.
** In offshore trading, the won was quoted at 1,168.7 per
dollar, up 0.1% from the previous day, while in non-deliverable
forward trading its one-month contract was quoted
** In money and debt markets, September futures on three-year
treasury bonds fell 0.02 point to 110.16.
** The most liquid 3-year Korean treasury bond yield rose by 2.3
basis points to 1.521%, while the benchmark 10-year yield rose
by 2.0 basis points to 2.020%.
($1 = 1,168.6300 won)
(Reporting by Joori Roh, Additional reporting by Jihoon Lee;
Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)