* KOSPI falls, foreigners net sellers
* Korean won weakens against U.S. dollar
* South Korea benchmark bond yield falls
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SEOUL, July 26 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean
** South Korean shares closed lower on Monday, as foreign
and institutional investors sold domestic stocks and flocked to
Wall Street on U.S. earnings optimism, with worries about the
Delta variant of coronavirus denting sentiment further.
** Both the won and the benchmark bond yield fell.
** The KOSPI closed down 29.47 points, or 0.91%, at
** Among heavyweights, chip giants Samsung Electronics
and SK Hynix fell 0.63% and 1.27%,
respectively, while battery maker LG Chem also slid
** More than one third of S&P 500 companies are set to
report quarterly results this week, headlined by Facebook Inc
, Tesla Inc, Apple Inc, Alphabet Inc
, Microsoft Corp and Amazon.com.
** Meanwhile, South Korea will tighten social-distancing
rules across most of the country this week as it reported
four-digit daily infections for 20 days in a row, and worries
increased that the worst-ever COVID-19 wave might spread further
during the summer holiday season.
** Foreigners were net sellers of 373.6 billion won ($323.48
million) worth of shares on the main board.
** "Major companies' earnings and the U.S. Federal Open
Market Committee will be closely watched this week," said Seo
Sang-young, an analyst at Mirae Asset Securities.
** The won ended at 1,155.0 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform, down 0.36%.
** In offshore trading, the won was quoted at 1,154.8
per dollar, down 0.3% from the previous day, while in
non-deliverable forward trading its one-month contract
was quoted at 1,155.1.
** In money and debt markets, September futures on
three-year treasury bonds rose 0.08 points to 110.38.
** The benchmark 10-year yield fell by 2.4 basis points to
($1 = 1,154.9300 won)
(Reporting by Joori Roh, additional reporting by Jihoon Lee;
editing by Uttaresh.V)