S.Korean stocks close flat in holiday-thin trade
* KOSPI index steady, foreigners net sellers
* Korean won weakens versus U.S. dollar
* South Korea benchmark bond yield rises
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SEOUL, April 22 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean
** South Korea's KOSPI stock index barely moved on
Monday in holiday-thin trade, as foreigners and institutions'
net selling nearly offset individuals' buying. The Korean won
weakened while the benchmark bond yield rose.
** Seoul stock market's main KOSPI ended up 0.50 points or 0.02
percent to 2,216.65 points.
** Foreigners were net sellers of 13.6 billion won ($11.91
million) worth of shares on the main board, while institutions
were net sellers of 50.3 billion won worth of stocks.
Individuals were net buyer of 70.3 billion won worth of shares.
** The won quoted at 1,141.5 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform, 0.40 percent lower than its
previous close at 1,136.9.
** In offshore trading, the won quoted at 1,141.6 per
U.S. dollar, down 0.5 percent from the previous day, while in
one-year non-deliverable forward trading its one-month contract
quoted at 1,140.4 per dollar.
** MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan
was down 0.24 percent, after U.S. stocks markets
were closed for holiday. Japanese stocks
rose 0.08 percent.
** The KOSPI has risen 8.60 percent so far this year, and rose
3.7 percent in the previous 30 trading sessions.
** The current price-to-earnings ratio is 12.10, the dividend
yield is 1.28 percent and the market capitalisation is 1,242.04
** The trading volume during the session was 487.91 million
shares and, of the total traded issues of 894, the number of
advancing shares was 414.
** The won has lost 2.3 percent against the U.S dollar this
** In money and debt markets, June futures on three-year
treasury bonds fell 0.05 points to 109.35, while the
3-month Certificate of Deposit rate was quoted at 1.85 percent.
** The most liquid 3-year Korean treasury bond yield rose by 1.8
basis points to 1.773 percent, while the benchmark 10-year yield
rose by 3.6 basis points to 1.935 percent.
($1 = 1,141.8100 won)
(Reporting by Hayoung Choi; Editing by Uttaresh.V)
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