* KOSPI rises, foreigners net sellers
* Korean won strengthens against U.S. dollar
* South Korea benchmark bond yield falls
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SEOUL, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean
** South Korean shares closed higher on Friday, but posted
their sharpest weekly fall in six months on concerns that a
second wave of COVID-19 cases could tamper economic recovery.
The won strengthened, while the benchmark bond yield fell.
** The benchmark KOSPI closed up 6.09 points, or
0.27%, at 2,278.79, rebounding from a near two-month low hit in
the previous session.
** The index, however, tumbled 5.5% for the week, logging
the sharpest weekly loss since March-end after snapping a fourth
straight weekly gain.
** Majority of market heavyweights strengthened, with
biopharmaceutical firm Celltrion leading the gains
after closing 3.4% higher.
** Shares of second-largest carrier Asiana Airlines
and its affiliates Air Busan and Asiana
IDT jumped after reports that the company and its
creditors are considering to sell its budget carriers.
** South Korea on Friday said it would impose tighter
restrictions during Chuseok holiday weeks as the country
reported 114 new coronavirus cases by Thursday midnight.
** "Uncertainties are high as there are several important
events during the Chuseok holiday such as October trade data,
factory and employment data from the U.S. and euro zone," said
Lee Kyoung-min, Daishin Securities analyst.
** Foreigners were net sellers of 90.4 billion won worth of
shares on the main board.
** The won was quoted at 1,172.3 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform, 0.03% higher than its previous
close at 1,172.7.
** The currency fell 1% on a weekly basis, the sharpest
since late April.
** In offshore trading, the won was quoted at 1,172.5
per dollar, while in non-deliverable forward trading its
one-month contract was quoted at 1,171.9.
** In money and debt markets, December futures on three-year
treasury bonds fell 0.02 points to 112.02.
** The most liquid 3-year Korean treasury bond yield rose by
0.1 basis points to 0.859%.
(Reporting by Joori Roh, Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)