* KOSPI falls to six-week low
* Korean won touches over 13-year low
* South Korea benchmark bond yield falls
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SEOUL, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean financial
** South Korean shares reversed early gains to end at a more
than six-week low on Monday, hit by the dollar's strength on
concerns over Europe's energy struggle. The won hit a more than
13-year low, while the benchmark bond yield fell.
** The benchmark KOSPI ended down 5.73 points, or
0.24%, at 2,403.68, reversing early gain of as much as 0.64%, in
its lowest closing level since July 22. The index fell for the
third straight session.
** Russia kept one of its main gas supply routes to Europe
shut on Saturday, stoking fears of winter fuel shortages.
** It pulled down the stocks with increasing worries about
Europe's recession and global inflation pressure, said Choi
Yoo-june, analyst at Shinhan Financial Investment.
** South Korean finance minister Choo Kyung-ho said that the
authorities would take action in a pre-emptive manner if
necessary to stabilise local financial markets, where volatility
has increased due to external factors.
** Among heavyweights, technology giant Samsung Electronics
fell 0.70% and peer SK Hynix lost 0.65%,
but battery maker LG Energy Solution inched up
** Biopharmaceutical shares led losses, with Samsung
Biologics and Celltrion down more than
2% each, while SK Bioscience slumped 4.50%.
** Foreigners were net sellers of shares worth 57.8 billion
won ($42.14 million) on the main board.
** The won ended down 0.64% at 1,371.4 per dollar on the
onshore settlement platform, after touching its
lowest since early April 2009 at 1,375.0.
** Market participants suspected the authorities of selling
dollars to ease the won's fall.
** In offshore trading, the won was quoted down 0.8%
at 1,371.9 per dollar, while in non-deliverable forward trading
its one-month contract was quoted at 1,370.9.
** In money and debt markets, September futures on
three-year treasury bonds rose 0.17 point to 103.72 in
late afternoon trade.
** The most liquid 3-year Korean treasury bond yield fell by
2.8 basis points to 3.650%, while the benchmark 10-year yield
fell by 4.7 basis points to 3.698%.
($1 = 1,371.7800 won)
(Reporting by Jihoon Lee; Editing by Rashmi Aich)