* KOSPI closes at lowest since November 2020
* Won falls below 1,300 mark for first time in 13 years
* South Korea benchmark bond yield falls
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SEOUL, June 23 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean
** South Korean shares closed more than 1% lower after a
volatile session on Thursday, as the U.S. central bank chief
acknowledged the possibility of a recession. The Korean won
weakened below 1,300 per dollar for the first time since July
2009, while the benchmark bond yield fell.
** The benchmark KOSPI ended down 28.49 points, or
1.22%, at 2,314.32 - the lowest close since Nov. 2, 2020. It
rose 0.79% before reversing course to fall as much as 1.55%.
** U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said on
Wednesday the central bank is not trying to engineer a recession
to stop inflation, but acknowledged that it is "certainly a
** Risks of Fed rate hikes leading to weaker demand for
durable goods will be critical to manufacturing exporters like
South Korea, said Cape Investment and Securities' analyst Na
** South Korea's finance minister said authorities would
work to minimise any adverse impact from a weakening won and
take steps to stabilise the foreign exchange market if
** Among heavyweights, technology giant Samsung Electronics
lost 0.35% and peer SK Hynix dropped
2.17%, while battery maker LG Energy Solution inched
** Foreigners were net sellers of 296.3 billion won ($227.50
million) worth of shares on the main board, extending their
selling streak to a fifth session.
** Of the total traded issues of 930 on the benchmark KOSPI,
only 77 shares advanced.
** The won was last quoted 0.35% lower at 1,301.8 per dollar
on the onshore settlement platform, after hitting the
lowest since July 14, 2009, at 1302.8.
** In offshore trading, the won was quoted down 0.3%
at 1,301.4 per dollar, while in non-deliverable forward trading
its one-month contract was quoted at 1,300.2.
** In money and debt markets, September futures on
three-year treasury bonds fell 0.07 point to 103.36 in
late afternoon trade.
** The most liquid 3-year Korean treasury bond yield rose by
1.1 basis points to 3.569%, while the benchmark 10-year yield
fell by 3.2 basis points to 3.671%.
($1 = 1,302.4200 won)
(Reporting by Jihoon Lee; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)