* KOSPI rises, foreigners net sellers
* Korean won weakens against U.S. dollar
* South Korea benchmark bond yield rises
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SEOUL, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean financial
** South Korean shares ended higher on Monday, boosted by
tech heavyweights on strong domestic export data and solid
corporate earnings from the United States. The won was nearly
unchanged, while the benchmark bond yield rose.
** The KOSPI closed up 20.72 points, or 0.65%, at
3,223.04, rebounding from a sharp 1.24% decline on Friday.
** Tech giants led gains, with Samsung Electronics
and SK Hynix jumping 1.02% and 3.11%,
respectively, while battery maker LG Chem added
2.61% and automaker Hyundai Motor rose 0.92%.
** South Korean exports jumped to a record high in July as
overseas demand for chips and biohealth products extended export
growth to a ninth consecutive month, data on Sunday showed.
** A separate private survey data on Monday also showed
factory activity grew for a 10th straight month in July.
** Also aiding sentiment were surging company profits in the
United States and U.S. consumers posting a rise in spending as
COVID-19 curbs eased.
** A 2.5% bounce in Chinese blue chips, after
having shed 5.5% last week, also provided support.
** Foreigners were net sellers of 148.3 billion won ($128.84
million) worth of shares on the main board.
** The won ended at 1,150.9 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform, 0.05% lower than its previous
close at 1,150.3.
** In offshore trading, the won was quoted at 1,151.0
per dollar, unchanged from the previous day, while in
non-deliverable forward trading its one-month contract
was quoted at 1,151.0.
** In money and debt markets, September futures on
three-year treasury bonds fell 0.08 points to 110.17.
** The most liquid 3-year Korean treasury bond yield rose by
1.8 basis points to 1.435%, while the benchmark 10-year yield
rose by 3.1 basis points to 1.907%.
($1 = 1,151.0300 won)
(Reporting by Joori Roh; Editing by Ramakrishnan M.)