* KOSPI snaps four-session losing streak
* Korean won strengthens against dollar
* South Korea benchmark bond yield rises
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SEOUL, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean
** A surge in battery makers helped South Korean shares
rebound on Tuesday and close higher, although the sentiment
remained largely cautious ahead of a U.S. central bank meeting.
The won strengthened, while the benchmark bond yield rose.
** The benchmark KOSPI ended up 12.19 points, or
0.52%, at 2,367.85, after a four-session losing streak that saw
the benchmark hitting a more than two-month low.
** The gains were led by electric-vehicle battery makers. LG
Energy Solution, Samsung SDI and SK
Innovation rose 1.26%, 4.28% and 1.42%,
** Among other heavyweights, technology giant Samsung
Electronics fell 1.06% and peer SK Hynix
lost 2.22%. Still, more than two-third stocks advanced among 931
** "The local market tracked Wall Street's overnight
strength, while a mix of recession worries and rising interest
rates continued to weigh," said Lee Kyoung-min, analyst at
** The U.S. Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting is
also in focus, with expectations of at least 75 basis points and
attention to its future policy projections.
** Foreigners were net sellers of shares worth 78.6 billion
won ($56.55 million) on the main board.
** The won was last quoted at 1,389.5 per dollar on the
onshore settlement platform, 0.30% higher.
** In offshore trading, the won was quoted flat at
1,390.0 per dollar, while in non-deliverable forward trading its
one-month contract was quoted at 1,388.3.
** In money and debt markets, September futures on
three-year treasury bonds fell 0.16 points to 103.45 in
late afternoon trade.
** The most liquid 3-year Korean treasury bond yield rose by
4.3 basis points to 3.801%, while the benchmark 10-year yield
rose by 3.3 basis points to 3.832%.
($1 = 1,390.0400 won)
(Reporting by Jihoon Lee; editing by Uttaresh.V)