* KOSPI rises, foreigners net buyers
* Korean won strengthens against U.S. dollar
* South Korea benchmark bond yield rises
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SEOUL, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean financial
** South Korean shares ended nearly 1% higher on Tuesday, as
upbeat earnings from chipmaker SK Hynix and trade data offset
investor concerns over slower-than-expected quarterly economic
growth. The won and the benchmark bond yield strengthened.
** The benchmark KOSPI closed up 28.54 points, or
0.94%, at 3,049.08.
** Among the heavyweights, chip giants Samsung Electronics
and SK Hynix rose 1.28% and 2%,
respectively, while battery maker LG Chem and
platform company Naver added 1.10% and 2.48%,
** SK Hynix, the world's second-biggest memory chipmaker,
forecast on Tuesday steady growth in demand for memory chips as
it posted its highest quarterly operating profit since 2018 on
the back of rising prices.
** Hyundai Motor gained 1.18%, tracking a 12.66%
surge in Tesla shares overnight, even as its
third-quarter profit missed analysts' estimates on chip
** The country's trade volume reached $1 trillion for the
year on Tuesday and is set for a record in 2021, the country's
customs agency said, lifting risk appetite further.
** Investors appeared to show scant response to a central
bank data that cited the economy grew slower than expected in
the third quarter, as subdued private consumption and weak
construction and facility investment offset robust exports.
** Foreigners were net buyers of 106.1 billion won ($90.13
million) worth of shares on the main board.
** The won ended at 1,167.6 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform, 0.07% higher than its previous
** In offshore trading, the won was quoted at 1,166.6
per dollar, up 0.1% from the previous day, while in
non-deliverable forward trading its one-month contract
was quoted at 1,167.1.
** In money and debt markets, December futures on three-year
treasury bonds rose 0.05 points to 108.47.
** The most liquid 3-year Korean treasury bond yield rose by
0.8 basis points to 1.927%, while the benchmark 10-year yield
rose by 1.9 basis points to 2.445%.
($1 = 1,177.2300 won)
(Reporting by Joori Roh; Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)