* KOSPI rises, foreigners net buyers
* Korean won strengthens against U.S. dollar
* South Korea benchmark bond yield rises
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SEOUL, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean financial
** South Korean shares posted their biggest jump in more than
three weeks on Thursday, as slower-than-expected U.S. inflation
data spurred views the Federal Reserve may take softer pace to
its interest rate hikes. The Korean won strengthened, while the
benchmark bond yield rose.
** The benchmark KOSPI rose 42.90 points, or 1.73%, to
close at 2,523.78 as of 06:30 GMT.
** Among the heavyweights, technology giant Samsung Electronics
rose 1.35% and peer SK Hynix rose 1.63%,
while battery maker LG Energy Solution gained 3.06%.
** Traders slashed bets the Fed will deliver a third straight
75-basis-point interest rate increase in September after data
released Wednesday showed U.S. inflation slowed last month.
** Foreigners were net buyers of shares worth 133.7 billion won
($102.67 million) on the main board.
** The won was quoted at 1,303.0 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform, 0.57% higher than its previous
close at 1,310.4.
** In offshore trading, the won was quoted at 1,302.7 per
dollar, down 0.4% from the previous day, while in
non-deliverable forward trading its one-month contract
was quoted at 1,302.1.
** The KOSPI has fallen 15.24% so far this year, but gained 4.3%
in the previous 30 trading sessions.
** The trading volume during the session in the KOSPI index
was 495.55 million shares. Of the total traded issues of
929, the number of advancing shares was 771.
** The won has lost 8.8% against the dollar so far this year.
** In money and debt markets, September futures on three-year
treasury bonds fell 0.02 points to 105.15.
** The most liquid 3-year Korean treasury bond yield fell by 0.8
basis points to 3.151%, while the benchmark 10-year yield rose
by 3.9 basis points to 3.251%.
($1 = 1,302.2900 won)
(Reporting by Cynthia Kim; Additional reporting by Youn Ah
Moon; Editing by Rashmi Aich)