* KOSPI rises, foreigners net buyers
* Korean won strengthens against U.S. dollar
* South Korea benchmark bond yield rises
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SEOUL, April 5 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean
** South Korean shares hovered near a two-month high on
Tuesday supported by shares of battery and internet companies,
although gains were capped by worries over the Ukraine crisis.
** The Korean won strengthened, while the benchmark bond
** The benchmark KOSPI closed up 1.30 points, or
0.05%, to 2,759.20, the highest close since Feb. 10.
** Battery makers LG Energy Solution and Samsung
SDI rose 2.39% and 2.56%, respectively, while
internet platform operators Naver and Kakao
gained more than 1% each.
** The market sentiment is calm, with growth stocks such as
battery and internet following the Wall Street's overnight tech
rally, said Park Kwang-nam, an analyst at Mirae Asset
** Investors are taking a wait-and-see stance ahead of U.S.
PMI data and comments from Federal Reserve officials due later
in the day, Park added.
** The United States and European countries pledged on
Monday to punish Moscow over civilian killings in northern
Ukraine, where a mass grave and tied bodies of people shot at
close range were found in a town seized back from Russian
** South Korea's consumer prices rose at their fastest pace
in more than a decade in March, adding pressure to the central
bank ahead of its rate decision meeting next week.
** The won closed trading up 0.14% at 1,212.7 per dollar on
the onshore settlement platform.
** In offshore trading, the won was quoted at 1,212.7
per dollar, up 0.1% from the previous day.
** In money and debt markets, June futures on three-year
treasury bonds fell 0.18 points to 105.61 in late
** The most liquid 3-year Korean treasury bond yield rose by
2.2 basis points to 2.863%, while the benchmark 10-year yield
rose by 0.9 basis points to 3.081%.
($1 = 1,212.7400 won)
(Reporting by Jihoon Lee; Editing by Amy Caren Daniel)