* KOSPI falls, foreigners net sellers
* Korean won weakens against U.S. dollar
* South Korea benchmark bond yield rises
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SEOUL, April 12 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean
** South Korean shares fell 1% on Tuesday to their lowest
close in nearly a month amid cautious mood ahead of the U.S.
inflation data. The Korean won weakened, while the benchmark
bond yield rose.
** The benchmark KOSPI ended down 26.34 points, or
0.98%, to 2,666.76, marking the lowest close since March 16.
** Among the heavyweights, technology giant Samsung
Electronics fell 1.33% and peer SK Hynix
lost 0.45%, while battery maker LG Energy Solution
** Foreigners were net sellers of 465.1 billion won ($377.34
million) worth of shares on the main board, extending selloffs
to a fifth straight session.
** Stocks fell as worries of global economic slowdown and
U.S. inflation continued, said Mirae Asset Securities' analyst
** South Korea's finance minister said he will lobby for the
country to be included in the Morgan Stanley Capital
International (MSCI) developed market index when he meets the
index provider next week.
** He also made comments that the won is currently trading
at one of the weakest levels he has ever seen and that the
government is ready to deploy market stabilizing measures if
** The won closed trading at 1,236.2 per dollar on the
onshore settlement platform, 0.25% lower than its
previous close at 1,233.1.
** In offshore trading, the won was quoted at 1,233.0
per dollar, up 0.1% from the previous day, while in
non-deliverable forward trading its one-month contract
was quoted at 1,232.9.
** In money and debt markets, June futures on three-year
treasury bonds rose 0.27 points to 104.88.
** The most liquid 3-year Korean treasury bond yield fell by
7.1 basis points to 3.106%, while the benchmark 10-year yield
rose by 1.6 basis points to 3.314%.
($1 = 1,232.5900 won)
(Reporting by Jihoon Lee, editing by Ed Osmond)