* KOSPI rises, foreigners net buyers
* Korean won strengthens against U.S. dollar
* South Korea benchmark bond yield falls
SEOUL, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean financial
** South Korean shares rose towards a three-week high on
Thursday, led by alternative energy and technology shares, as a
clear Democratic sweep in the U.S. election failed to
materialize and reduced likelihood of more regulations in the IT
sector. The Korean won strengthened, while the benchmark bond
** By 01:45 GMT, the benchmark KOSPI rose 34.70 points,
or 1.47%, to 2,392.02.
** Solar cell manufacturer Hanwha Solutions up 9.6%,
while steel structure maker Dongkuk Structures & Construction
gains 11%, as investors see those shares stand to
benefit from Democrat Joe Biden's green energy proposals.
** Shares of Samsung Electronics jumped 1.9% while
SK Hynix is up 2.5%
** A Biden win and a Republican senate would signal a gridlock
but shares are rising as overall uncertainties are slowly
easing, and it's a good news to IT shares as it could mean less
regulations, says Choi Yoo-june, an analyst at Shinhan
Investment & Securities.
** Foreigners were net buyers of 347.4 billion won worth of
shares on the main board.
** The won was quoted at 1,131.6 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform, 0.54% higher than its previous
close at 1,137.7.
** In offshore trading, the won was quoted at 1,132.0 per
dollar, down 0.4% from the previous day, while in
non-deliverable forward trading its one-month contract
was quoted at 1,131.3.
** MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan
was up 0.93%,.
** The KOSPI has risen 8.84% so far this year, but lost 2.0% in
the previous 30 trading sessions.
** The trading volume during the session in the KOSPI index
was 352.00 million shares. Of the total traded issues of
905, the number of advancing shares was 611.
** The won has gained 2.2% against the dollar so far this year.
** In money and debt markets, December futures on three-year
treasury bonds rose 0.07 points to 111.75.
** The most liquid 3-year Korean treasury bond yield fell by 1.5
basis points to 0.941%, while the benchmark 10-year yield fell
by 3.2 basis points to 1.540%.
(Reporting by Cynthia Kim; Editing by Krishna Chandra Eluri)