* KOSPI falls, foreigners net sellers
* Korean won strengthens against U.S. dollar
* South Korea benchmark bond yield falls
SEOUL, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean financial
** South Korean shares fell on Thursday as a jump in domestic
coronavirus cases and overnight Wall Street losses on fading
hopes for additional U.S. stimulus weighed on sentiment. The won
strengthened, while the benchmark bond yield fell.
** South Korea reported 110 new coronavirus cases as of
Wednesday night, marking a triple-digit increase again after
daily infections had largely slowed to the double-digit range in
the past few days.
** Shares of Samsung Electronics fell 1.48%, and SK
Hynix declined 0.12%.
** Big Hit Entertainment, the management label of
popular South Korean boy band BTS, debuted at double its initial
public offering (IPO) price.
** Downbeat comments from U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin
that a stimulus deal was unlikely be made before the Nov. 3
election dragged the Dow Jones Industrial Average down
0.58%, while the S&P 500 lost 0.66%.
** By 0209 GMT, the benchmark KOSPI fell 15.31 points,
or 0.64%, to 2,365.17.
** Foreigners were net sellers of 48.0 billion won worth of
shares on the main board.
** The won was quoted at 1,145.3 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform, 0.14% higher than its previous
close at 1,146.9.
** In offshore trading, the won was quoted at 1,145.1 per
dollar, up 0.2% from the previous day, while in non-deliverable
forward trading its one-month contract was quoted
** MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan
was down 0.20%,.
** The KOSPI has risen 7.62% so far this year, and gained 1.5%
in the previous 30 trading sessions.
** The trading volume during the session on KOSPI was 636.92
million shares. Of the total traded 905 issues, 262 gained.
** The most liquid 3-year Korean treasury bond yield fell by 2.2
basis points to 0.879%, while the benchmark 10-year yield fell
by 3.6 basis points to 1.477%.
(Reporting by Cynthia Kim; Editing by Rashmi Aich)