* KOSPI falls, foreigners net sellers
* Korean won weakens against U.S. dollar
* South Korea benchmark bond yield falls
SEOUL, July 21 (Reuters) – Round-up of South Korean
financial markets:

** South Korean shares fell for a fourth straight session on
Wednesday as worries over the economic impact of spiking
coronavirus cases outweighed positive sentiment from upbeat
trade data. The won weakened, while the benchmark bond yield
fell.

** The benchmark KOSPI fell 15.47 points, or 0.48%, to
3,217.23, as of 0300 GMT.

** Among heavyweights, technology giant Samsung Electronics
fell 0.51% and peer SK Hynix dropped
1.27%. LG Chem fell 0.61% and Naver shed
2.39%.

** South Korea reported a daily record of 1,784 coronavirus
cases for Tuesday, breaking a mark set last week, as the country
grapples with a surge in Delta-driven outbreaks, the Korea
Disease Control and Prevention Agency said.

** South Korea’s exports in the first 20 days of July jumped
32.8% to $32.58 billion from a year earlier, customs agency data
showed.

** Record virus cases hurt investor sentiment but the latest
trade data was an underlying support for the Kospi, said Lee
Won, an analyst at Bookook Securities.

** Foreigners were net sellers of 345.3 billion won worth of
shares on the main board.

** The won was quoted at 1,151.2 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform , 0.07% lower than its previous
close at 1,150.4.

** In offshore trading, the won was quoted at 1,151.3 per
dollar, down 0.3% from the previous day, while in
non-deliverable forward trading its one-month contract
was quoted at 1,150.7.

** The KOSPI has risen 11.96% so far this year, and lost 0.5% in
the previous 30 trading sessions.

** In money and debt markets, September futures on three-year
treasury bonds rose 0.10 point to 110.29.

** The most liquid 3-year Korean treasury bond yield fell by 1.8
basis points to 1.390%, while the benchmark 10-year yield fell
by 3.2 basis points to 1.859%.
(Reporting by Cynthia Kim; Additional reporting by Jihoon Lee;
Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)
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