* KOSPI falls, foreigners net sellers
* Korean won weakens against U.S. dollar
* South Korea benchmark bond yield rises
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SEOUL, March 24 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean
** South Korean shares ended lower on Thursday, slipping
from a three-week high hit in the previous session, as higher
oil prices fuelled inflation worries, while the Russia-Ukraine
conflict sapped risk appetite. The Korean won weakened, while
the benchmark bond yield rose.
** The benchmark KOSPI closed down 5.39 points, or
0.20%, at 2,729.66.
** Chipmakers Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix
fell 0.99% and 2.43%, respectively, leading the
declines in the index, while battery maker LG Energy Solution
** The stocks tracked an overnight selloff on Wall Street as
oil prices jumped, while Western leaders began gathering in
Brussels to plan more measures to pressure Russia to halt its
** Russian President Vladimir Putin said Moscow will seek
payment in roubles for natural gas sales from "unfriendly"
countries, while its forces bombed areas of the Ukrainian
capital Kyiv a month into their assault.
** At home, South Korea's nominee for its new central bank
chief said on Thursday worries about inflationary and economic
risks are mounting and that he would thoroughly review how to
manage growth, price pressures and financial imbalances.
** Meanwhile, some $1.1 billion worth Samsung Electronics
shares were sold in a block deal by Kookmin Bank on Thursday,
according to a term sheet seen by Reuters.
** Foreigners were net sellers of 473.5 billion won ($388.52
million) worth of shares on the main board.
** The won ended at 1,218.8 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform, 0.41% lower than its previous
** In offshore trading, the won was quoted at
1,218.0, while in non-deliverable forward trading its one-month
contract was quoted at 1,218.4.
** In money and debt markets, June futures on three-year
treasury bonds fell 0.08 points to 106.89.
** The benchmark 10-year yield rose by 1.1 basis points to
($1 = 1,218.7300 won)
(Reporting by Joori Roh; Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)