South Korean shares fall for 3rd day as China data disappoints

Reuters · 05/11/2023 06:30
South Korean shares fall for 3rd day as China data disappoints

KOSPI falls, foreigners buyers

Korean won weakens against dollar

South Korea benchmark bond yield falls

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- Round-up of South Korean financial markets:

** South Korean shares reversed modest early gains to close down for a third consecutive day on Thursday, as investors took softer Chinese inflation data as reflecting a weak economic momentum there.

** The benchmark KOSPI .KS11 fell 5.51 points, or 0.22%, to close at 2,491.00 after having risen as much as 0.65% on the day.

** Technology giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 005930.KS fell 0.62% and peer SK Hynix Inc 000660.KS lost 0.69%, while battery maker LG Energy Solution Ltd 373220.KS declined 2.30%.

** Despite the fall in the benchmark index, selling was broad based as gainers totalled 505 out of the total 931 issues traded.

** Foreigners were buyers of shares worth 0.3 billion won ($227,112.72).

** The won ended onshore trade KRW=KFTC at 1,326.3 per dollar, 0.11% lower than its previous close at 1,324.8.

** In offshore trading, the won KRW= was quoted at 1,326.2 per dollar, down 0.6% for the day, while in -deliverable forward trading its one-month contract KRW1MNDFOR= was quoted at 1,323.6.

** The KOSPI has risen 11.38% so far this year, and gained 3.6% in the previous 30 trading sessions.

** The won has lost 4.7% against the dollar so far this year.

** In money and debt markets, June futures on three-year treasury bonds KTBc1 rose 0.13 points to 105.11.

** The most liquid three-year Korean treasury bond yield fell by 4.4 basis points to 3.231%, while the benchmark 10-year yield fell by 4.4 basis points to 3.300%.

($1 = 1,320.9300 won)

(Reporting by Choonsik Yoo; Editing by Varun H K)