* KOSPI falls more than 1%
* Korean won weakens against U.S. dollar
* South Korea benchmark bond yield rises
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SEOUL, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean
** South Korean shares fell on Monday to their lowest in
more than two months, as investors refrained from making big
bets ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy meeting. The
Korean won weakened, while the benchmark bond yield rose.
** The benchmark KOSPI ended down 27.12 points, or
1.14%, at 2,355.66, extending losses to a fourth session. The
index touched its lowest close since July 15.
** The Fed is scheduled to hold its monetary policy meeting
on Tuesday and Wednesday, with investors expecting another rate
hike of at least 75 basis points.
** "Hopes for next year's rate cuts may fade away after the
meeting, while growth outlook is likely to be downgraded, both
of which will be disappointing for the stock market," said Huh
Jae-hwan, analyst at Eugene Investment and Securities.
** Among heavyweights, technology giant Samsung Electronics
rose 0.36%, but peer SK Hynix fell 1.32%
and battery maker LG Energy Solution dropped 5.63%.
** Only 143 shares advanced among the total traded issues of
** Foreigners were net sellers on the main board, though
marginally by 1.4 billion won ($1 million).
** The won was last quoted at 1,393.6 per dollar on the
onshore settlement platform, 0.40% lower than its
** In offshore trading, the won was quoted down 0.6%
at 1,393.5 per dollar, while in non-deliverable forward trading
its one-month contract was quoted at 1,392.5.
** In money and debt markets, September futures on
three-year treasury bonds fell 0.04 point to 103.53 in
late afternoon trade.
** The most liquid 3-year Korean treasury bond yield rose by
1.2 basis points to 3.777%, while the benchmark 10-year yield
climbed 4.0 basis points to 3.812%.
($1 = 1,393.4300 won)
(Reporting by Jihoon Lee; Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)