* KOSPI falls over 1%, ends week lower for 4th in row
* Korean won flat, snaps 3-week losing streak
* South Korea benchmark bond yield drops
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SEOUL, July 1 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean financial markets:
** South Korean shares closed more than 1% lower on Friday, dragged by semiconductor and battery sectors, with the benchmark index extending its weekly losing streak to a fourth in a row on recession worries despite stronger-than-expected exports data.
** The won ended flat, while the benchmark bond yield dropped.
** The benchmark KOSPI ended down 27.22 points, or 1.17%, at 2,305.42. For the week, the index fell 2.59%.
** Worries of economic recession intensified, said Lee Kyoung-min, analyst at Daishin Securities, while citing South Korea’s increased trade deficit and uncertainties around semiconductor as well as battery businesses as additional factors that weighed on the market.
** South Korea’s June exports grew faster than expectations, but still at their slowest pace in 19 months as soaring inflation constrained global demand, with trade deficit widening to $2.47 billion, the biggest since January this year.
** Meanwhile, a private-sector survey showed the country’s factory activity growth slowed for a second month in June, as output dipped amid supply chain disruptions.
** Among heavyweights, technology giant Samsung Electronics fell 1.40% and peer SK Hynix dropped 3.85%.
** Battery maker LG Energy Solution fell 3.91%, while its peers Samsung SDI and SK Innovation lost 3.76% and 7.55%, respectively.
** Foreigners were net sellers of 344.4 billion won ($265.41 million) worth of shares on the main board.
** The won was last quoted at 1,297.3 per dollar on the onshore settlement platform, up 0.08%.
** In offshore trading, the won was quoted down 0.8%, while in non-deliverable forward trading, its one-month contract was quoted at 1,296.3.
** In money and debt markets, September futures on three-year treasury bonds jumped 0.47 point to 103.94 in late afternoon trade.
** The most liquid 3-year Korean treasury bond yield fell by 12.1 basis points to 3.428%, while the benchmark 10-year yield fell by 15.8 basis points to 3.479%. ($1 = 1,297.6000 won) (Reporting by Jihoon Lee; editing by Uttaresh.V)
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