* KOSPI rises, foreigners net buyers
* Korean won strengthens against U.S. dollar
* South Korea benchmark bond yield falls
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SEOUL, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean financial
** South Korean shares rose on Tuesday, as the passage of the
Inflation Reduction Act by the U.S. Senate boosted stocks of
battery makers. The Korean won strengthened, while the benchmark
bond yield fell.
** The benchmark KOSPI rose 10.36 points, or 0.42%, to
2,503.46 as of 06:30 GMT.
** Among the heavyweights, technology giant Samsung Electronics
fell 1.32% and peer SK Hynix fell 1.25%,
while battery maker LG Energy Solution rose 2.35%.
** The higher likelihood of the Inflation Reduction Act being
approved in the U.S. boosted battery shares and helped offset
early KOSPI declines in the morning, said Lee Kyoung-min,
analyst at Daishin Securities.
** The U.S. Senate on Sunday passed a sweeping $430 billion bill
intended to fight climate change, lower drug prices and raise
some corporate taxes, a major victory for President Joe Biden
that Democrats hope will aid their chances of keeping control of
Congress in this year's elections.
** Foreigners were net buyers of shares worth 34.9 billion won
** The won was quoted at 1,304.6 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform, 0.14% higher than its previous
close at 1,306.4.
** In offshore trading, the won was quoted at 1,304.4 per
dollar, down 0.4% from the previous day, while in
non-deliverable forward trading its one-month contract
was quoted at 1,303.3.
** The KOSPI has fallen 15.92% so far this year, but gained 3.8%
in the previous 30 trading sessions.
** The trading volume during the session in the KOSPI index
was 446.43 million shares. Of the total traded issues of
928, the number of advancing shares was 422.
** The won has lost 8.9% against the dollar so far this year.
** The most liquid 3-year Korean treasury bond yield fell by 0.3
basis points to 3.133%, while the benchmark 10-year yield fell
by 1.6 basis points to 3.162%.
($1 = 1,305.0400 won)
(Reporting by Cynthia Kim; Additional reporting by Youn Ah
Moon; Editing by Rashmi Aich)