* KOSPI rises, foreigners net buyers
* Korean won weakens against U.S. dollar
* South Korea benchmark bond yield rises
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SEOUL, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean
** South Korean shares ended nearly flat on Monday, as
earlier losses due to inflation fears were offset by foreign
buying, while investors awaited U.S. inflation data and next
week's Federal Reserve meeting. The won fell, while the
benchmark bond yield rose.
** The KOSPI ended up 2.10 points, or 0.07%, at
3,127.86, following a 0.36% gain clocked in the previous
** Among heavyweights, chipmakers Samsung Electronics
and SK Hynix rose 1.33% and 1.43%,
respectively, while platform giant Kakao fell 4.23%.
** Foreigners were net buyers of 139.5 billion won ($118.64
million) worth of shares on the main board.
** Friday's data showed U.S. producer prices increased
solidly in August, indicating that high inflation is likely to
persist for a while, with supply chains remaining tight as the
pandemic drags on.
** Investors are eyeing the U.S. consumer prices data on
Tuesday, which is expected to show core inflation easing, while
retail sales data on Thursday could show another decline.
** Federal Open Market Committee is scheduled to meet on
Sept. 21-22, with investors pondering the timing of a tapering
of Federal Reserve's bond-buying programme.
** The won ended at 1,176.0 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform, 0.59% lower than its previous
close at 1,169.1.
** In offshore trading, the won was quoted at 1,175.7
per dollar, down 0.5% from the previous day, while in
non-deliverable forward trading its one-month contract
was quoted at 1,176.2.
** In money and debt markets, September futures on
three-year treasury bonds fell 0.05 points to 110.17.
** The most liquid 3-year Korean treasury bond yield rose by
1.7 basis points to 1.519%, while the benchmark 10-year yield
rose by 1.9 basis points to 2.027%.
($1 = 1,175.8100 won)
(Reporting by Joori Roh; Editing by Rashmi Aich)