* KOSPI rises, foreigners net buyers
* Korean won strengthens against U.S. dollar
* South Korea benchmark bond yield falls
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SEOUL, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean financial
** South Korean shares ended higher on Tuesday, boosted by
tech heavyweights that tracked Nasdaq's gains and easing
concerns over China's property sector. The won strengthened,
while the benchmark bond yield fell.
** The benchmark KOSPI closed 22.36 points, or
0.74%, higher at 3,029.04, rebounding from a 0.28% fall on
Monday and marking the fourth gain in five sessions.
** Chip giants Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix
gained 0.57% and 0.62%, respectively, while platform
companies Naver and Kakao added 2.77%
and 4.94% each.
** Battery maker Samsung SDI also soared 3.12%
after reports that the company agreed with global automaker
Stellantis NV to jointly produce electric vehicle
batteries for the North American market.
** Foreigners were net buyers of 146.4 billion won ($124.16
million) worth of shares on the main board.
** China Evergrande Group's main unit has remitted funds to
pay an onshore bond coupon due on Tuesday, while a couple of
other property firms made coupon payments this week, helping
ease some concerns about the embattled and indebted sector.
** Capping the gains were rising oil prices that recouped
earlier losses, as falling temperatures in China revived
concerns about its ability to meet heating demand needs amid
power and coal shortages.
** The won ended at 1,178.7 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform, 0.76% higher than its previous
** In offshore trading, the won was quoted at 1,178.4
per dollar, up 0.6% from the previous day, while in
non-deliverable forward trading its one-month contract
was quoted at 1,178.9.
** In money and debt markets, December futures on three-year
treasury bonds rose 0.07 point to 108.62.
** The benchmark 10-year yield fell by 1.9 basis points to
($1 = 1,179.1700 won)
(Reporting by Joori Roh; Editing by Rashmi Aich)