* KOSPI rebounds from 19-month low
* Korean won little changed against U.S. dollar
* South Korea benchmark bond yield inches down
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SEOUL, June 21 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean
** South Korean shares rebounded on Tuesday to close higher,
mostly led by institutional investors' dip-buying after a steep
drop to a 19-month low in the previous session. The Korean won
weakened slightly, while the benchmark bond yield inched down.
** The benchmark KOSPI ended up 17.90 points, or
0.75%, at 2,408.93, after touching its lowest since
early-November 2020 on Monday.
** Institutional buying led the rise, which was a technical
rebound at best with no meaningful change in macroeconomic
conditions, said Bookook Securities' Analyst Lee Won.
** Among key economic data points, South Korea's exports for
the first 20 days of June shrank 3.4% on-year, while imports
increased 21.1%, bringing the trade balance to a $7.64 billion
deficit, customs agency data showed on Tuesday.
** The Bank of Korea, meanwhile, expects inflation to be
higher than its earlier projection and said it would closely
assess debt repayment burdens to determine whether a
half-percentage point rate hike in July was appropriate.
** Among heavyweights, technology giant Samsung Electronics
fell 0.34% but peer SK Hynix rose 0.74%,
while battery maker LG Energy Solution added 0.36%.
** Foreigners were net sellers of 319.5 billion won ($247.00
million) worth of shares on the main board, while institutional
investors net bought 541.5 billion won.
** The won was quoted at 1,293.6 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform, down 0.09%.
** In offshore trading, the won was quoted down 0.2%,
while in non-deliverable forward trading its one-month contract
was quoted at 1,292.3.
** In money and debt markets, June futures on three-year
treasury bonds fell 0.04 point to 103.76.
** The most-liquid 3-year Korean treasury bond yield fell by
3.2 basis points to 3.663%, while the benchmark 10-year yield
fell by 0.4 basis point to 3.773%.
($1 = 1,293.5200 won)
(Reporting by Jihoon Lee; editing by Uttaresh.V)