* KOSPI rises, foreigners net sellers
* KRW weakens against USD
* S.Korea benchmark bond yield rises
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SEOUL, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean financial
** South Korean shares ended higher on Friday, ahead of the
release of U.S. jobs data, although sentiment was dampened by
the Trump administration's move to ban U.S. transactions with
Chinese-owned apps WeChat and Tiktok. The Korean won weakened,
while the benchmark bond yield rose.
** The benchmark KOSPI rose 9.06 points, or 0.39%,
to 2,351.67. The index jumped 4.55% for the week, logging its
biggest weekly gain since early June.
** Democratic leaders in the U.S. Congress and top aides to
President Donald Trump failed to make substantial progress on
Thursday on a new coronavirus aid bill, but both sides expressed
a willingness to continue negotiations.
** Investors are also looking forward to the U.S. jobs data
due later in the day, with analysts forecasting a rise of 1.58
million new jobs last month and a decline in the unemployment
rate to 10.5%.
** Meanwhile, U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday
unveiled sweeping bans on U.S. transactions with China's
ByteDance, owner of video-sharing app TikTok, and Tencent
, operator of messenger app WeChat.
** Shares of Korean Air Lines Co Ltd surged as
much as 16% to a two-month high after the company reported
better-than-expected quarterly numbers.
** Foreigners were net sellers of 78.1 billion won ($65.90
million) worth of shares on the main board.
** The won ended trading at 1,184.7 per dollar on the
onshore settlement platform, 0.10% lower than its
previous close at 1,183.5. For the week, it strengthened 0.56%,
marking the third straight weekly gains.
** In offshore trading, the won was quoted at 1,184.4
per dollar, down 0.1% from the previous day, while in
non-deliverable forward trading its one-month contract
was quoted at 1,184.6.
** In money and debt markets, September futures on
three-year treasury bonds fell 0.03 points to 112.24.
** The most liquid 3-year Korean treasury bond yield rose by
0.2 basis points to 0.810% in late afternoon trade, while the
benchmark 10-year yield rose by 1.2 basis points to 1.318%.
($1 = 1,185.2000 won)
(Reporting by Joori Roh; Editing by Aditya Soni)