* KOSPI rises, foreigners net buyers
* Korean won weakens against U.S. dollar
* South Korea benchmark bond yield rises
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SEOUL, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean
** South Korean stocks rose on Monday as foreign investors
bought local shares for an eighth straight session, although a
ban by China on crypto trading weighed on the market. The Korean
won weakened slightly, while the benchmark bond yield rose.
** The benchmark KOSPI rose 8.40 points, or 0.27%, to
3,133.64 by 0632 GMT.
** Among heavyweights, technology giant Samsung Electronics
rose 0.52% and peer SK Hynix climbed
0.48%, while LG Chem advanced 1.18% and Naver
** Foreign buying drove the KOSPI index higher but a decline in
Chinese stock markets capped the gains, said Kim Seok-hwan, an
analyst at Mirae Asset Securities.
** China's most powerful regulators on Friday intensified a
crackdown on cryptocurrencies with a blanket ban on all crypto
transactions and mining, hitting bitcoin and other major coins
and pressuring crypto and blockchain-related stocks.
** Foreigners were net buyers of 337.2 billion won worth of
South Korean shares on the main board.
** Shares of Shinwon Corp, a South Korean apparel
maker with a presence in the Kaesong industrial zone in North
Korea, closed up 16.2% as hopes for inter-Korean cooperation
rose over the weekend.
** The won was quoted at 1,176.8 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform, 0.03% lower than its previous
close at 1,176.5.
** In offshore trading, the won was quoted at 1,176.9 per
dollar, up 0.2% from the previous day, while in non-deliverable
forward trading its one-month contract was quoted
** The KOSPI has risen 9.05% so far this year, but lost 4.1% in
the previous 30 trading sessions.
** The most liquid 3-year Korean treasury bond yield fell by 0.8
basis point to 1.566%, while the benchmark 10-year yield rose by
1.8 basis points to 2.169%.
(Reporting by Cynthia Kim; Additional reporting by Jihoon Lee;
Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)