* KOSPI falls, foreigners net buyers
* Korean won weakens against U.S. dollar
* South Korea benchmark bond yield rises
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SEOUL, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean
** South Korean shares fell on Thursday as fears lingered over
property developer China Evergrande's debt burden, while
investors weathered the prospect of a reduction in stimulus by
the U.S. Federal Reserve. The Korean won weakened, while the
benchmark bond yield rose.
** The benchmark KOSPI fell 12.93 points, or 0.41%, to
3,127.58 as of 06:32.
** Among the heavyweights, technology giant Samsung Electronics
rose 0.26% and peer SK Hynix fell 1.40%,
while LG Chem rose 8.42% and Naver fell
** South Korea's markets resumed trading on Thursday after being
closed from Monday through Wednesday for a public holiday.
** China's embattled property developer Evergrande
faced a Thursday deadline to pay interest on one of its dollar
bonds, in a crucial moment for global investors worried that its
malaise could spread beyond the country's property sector.
** The Federal Reserve said on Wednesday it would likely begin
reducing its monthly bond purchases as soon as November and
signaled interest rate increases may follow more quickly than
** Foreigners were net buyers of 553.1 billion won ($470.64
million) worth of shares on the main board.
** The won was quoted at 1,175.5 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform, 0.04% lower than its previous
close at 1,175.0.
** In offshore trading, the won was quoted at 1,175.6 per
dollar, up 0.5% from the previous day, while in non-deliverable
forward trading its one-month contract was quoted
** The won has lost 7.6% against the dollar so far this year.
** In money and debt markets, December futures on three-year
treasury bonds fell 0.09 points to 109.58.
** The most liquid 3-year Korean treasury bond yield rose by 1.9
basis points to 1.556%, while the benchmark 10-year yield rose
by 3.4 basis points to 2.100%.
($1 = 1,175.2000 won)
(Reporting by Cynthia Kim; Additional reporting by Jihoon Lee;
Editing by Rashmi Aich)