* KOSPI falls, foreigners net sellers
* Korean won strengthens against U.S. dollar
* South Korea benchmark bond yield falls
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SEOUL, May 21 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean financial
** South Korean shares ended lower on Friday, as foreigners
turned net sellers, erasing earlier gains led by technology
shares and upbeat exports data. The won gained, while the
benchmark bond yield fell.
** The KOSPI closed down 5.86 points, or 0.19%, at
3,156.42, after gaining as much as 1.13% in early trade.
** The benchmark index ended the week higher with a gain of
0.10%. It fell 1.37% in the previous week.
** Among technology heavyweights, chip giant Samsung
Electronics rose 0.75%, while internet giant Naver
and mobile messenger operator Kakao
added 2.56% and 3.08%, respectively.
** Foreigners were net sellers of 135.3 billion won ($120.08
million) worth of shares on the main board.
** Data showed on Friday South Korean exports had surged
53.3% on-year during the first 20 days of May, helped by strong
chip and car sales as well as higher demand from China and the
** The won was quoted at 1,127 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform, 0.44% higher than its previous
close at 1,132.0.
** On a weekly basis, it edged up 0.14%, after falling 0.65%
a week earlier.
** In offshore trading, the won was quoted at 1,126.8
per dollar, up 0.1% from the previous day, while in
non-deliverable forward trading its one-month contract
was quoted at 1,126.3.
** In money and debt markets, June futures on three-year
treasury bonds rose 0.06 points to 111.08.
** The most liquid three-year Korean treasury bond yield
fell by 0.4 basis points to 1.099%, while the benchmark 10-year
yield fell by 1.1 basis points to 2.124%.
($1 = 1,126.7500 won)
(Reporting by Joori Roh; Editing by Arun Koyyur)