* KOSPI falls, foreigners net sellers
* Korean won weakens against U.S. dollar
* South Korea benchmark bond yield falls
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SEOUL, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Roundup of South Korean financial
** South Korea's shares ended at a two-week low on Friday
and posted their biggest weekly fall in a month, as a
near-record daily infections at home and a new coronavirus
variant spreading in Africa spooked investors.
** Both the won and the benchmark bond yield also fell.
** The benchmark KOSPI ended down 43.83 points, or
1.47%, at 2,936.44, the lowest close since Nov. 11 and extending
the declines to a fourth straight session.
** The index lost 1.16% this week, the sharpest in four
** Leading the declines were chip giants Samsung Electronics
and SK Hynix, falling 1.90% and 1.70%,
respectively, while battery maker LG Chem and
platform company Naver also slumped 2.44% and 1.89%
** The variant, spreading in South Africa, raises concerns
that it might make vaccines less effective and imperil efforts
to fight the pandemic, prompting Britain to introduce travel
** Virus woes have also raised concerns in South Korea,
where the health minister said the government is reviewing
whether to make changes to its 'living with COVID-19' policies,
as cases continue to remain elevated.
** Foreigners were net sellers of 179.2 billion won ($150.16
million) worth of shares on the main board.
** The won ended at 1,193.3 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform, 0.26% lower to the lowest level
in six weeks.
** It weakened 0.67% on a weekly basis, the sharpest pace in
** In offshore trading, the won was quoted at
1,193.5, while in non-deliverable forward trading its one-month
contract was quoted at 1,194.1.
** In money and debt markets, December futures on three-year
treasury bonds rose 0.34 point to 108.98.
** The benchmark 10-year yield fell by 11.9 basis points to
($1 = 1,193.3900 won)
(Reporting by Joori Roh; Editing by Arun Koyyur)