* KOSPI falls, foreigners net sellers
* Korean won weakens against U.S. dollar
* South Korea benchmark bond yield rises
SEOUL, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean financial
** South Korean shares snapped a seven-session rally on
Wednesday, tracking overnight Wall Street losses due to
uncertainties about a U.S. stimulus deal, while improving
unemployment data capped the fall. The Korean won weakened,
while the benchmark bond yield rose.
** By 0224 GMT, the benchmark KOSPI fell 6.40 points, or
0.26%, to 2,412.27. The index had closed up 1.35% at its highest
close since June 14, 2018 on Tuesday.
** Foreigners were net sellers of 128.6 billion won ($108.46
million) worth of shares on the main board.
** Local shares are undergoing a technical correction, following
a dip in Wall Street, mainly as investors are taking profits,
says Seo Sang-young, an analyst at Kiwoom Securities.
** U.S. stocks closed lower on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 and Dow
snapping a seven-day winning streak and falling late in the
session on growing uncertainty about a stalemate in Washington
over a fiscal stimulus deal.
** S.Korea's July unemployement rate fell for a second month to
4.2% as business sentiment improved from the fallout of the
** Shares of Samsung Electronics fell 0.52%, while
that for Hyundai Motors dropped 1.96%. Shares of
Celltrion declined 2.3%.
** The won was quoted at 1,185.7 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform, 0.01% lower than its previous
close at 1,185.6.
** In offshore trading, the won was quoted at 1,186.3 per
dollar, down 0.1% from the previous day, while in
non-deliverable forward trading its one-month contract
was quoted at 1,185.8.
** MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan
was down 0.92%,.
** The KOSPI has risen 9.76% so far this year, and/but gained
14.7% in the previous 30 trading sessions.
** The won has lost 2.5% against the dollar so far this year.
($1 = 1,185.7000 won)
(Reporting by Cynthia Kim and Jihoon Lee; Editing by Rashmi