* KOSPI rises, foreigners net buyers
* Korean won weakens against U.S. dollar
* South Korea benchmark bond yield rises
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SEOUL, Aug 8 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean financial
** South Korean shares rose on Monday after wavering throughout
the session, as investors were on wait-and-see mode to confirm
next U.S. inflation data due on Wednesday to gauge whether the
Federal Reserve will sustain aggressive interest-rate hikes. The
Korean won weakened, while the benchmark bond yield rose.
** The benchmark KOSPI rose 2.30 points, or 0.09%, to
2,493.10 as of 06:32.
** Early losses due to strong U.S. jobs report on Friday were
pared back later in the afternoon, as many were opt to see the
next U.S. inflation report before making bets about the Fed's
next moves in September, said Park Gwang-nam, an analyst at
Mirae Asset Securities.
** U.S. job growth unexpectedly accelerated in July, lifting the
level of employment above its pre-pandemic level and pouring
cold water on fears the economy was in recession.
** Among the heavyweights, technology giant Samsung Electronics
fell 1.14% and peer SK Hynix fell 2.23%,
while battery maker LG Energy Solution rose 0.22%.
** Foreigners were net buyers of 175.5 billion won worth of
shares on the main board.
** The won was quoted at 1,306.4 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform, 0.62% lower than its previous
close at 1,298.3.
** In offshore trading, the won was quoted at 1,306.2 per
dollar, down 0.3% from the previous day, while in
non-deliverable forward trading its one-month contract
was quoted at 1,304.9.
** The KOSPI has fallen 16.27% so far this year, but gained 5.2%
in the previous 30 trading sessions.
** The trading volume during the session in the KOSPI index
was 409.15 million shares. Of the total traded issues of
928, the number of advancing shares was 422.
** The won has lost 9.0% against the dollar so far this year.
** In money and debt markets, September futures on three-year
treasury bonds fell 0.18 points to 105.23.
** The most liquid 3-year Korean treasury bond yield rose by 6.4
basis points to 3.144%, while the benchmark 10-year yield rose
by 6.1 basis points to 3.186%.
(Reporting by Cynthia Kim; Additional reporting by Youn Ah
Moon; Editing by Shailesh Kuber)