* KOSPI jumps 1.2% * KRW rises against USD * South Korea benchmark bond yield rises SEOUL, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean financial markets: ** South Korean shares jumped more than 1% on Monday, recovering some of the last week's losses, as upbeat remarks from both the United States and China lifted hopes for a trade deal. The Korean won and the benchmark bond yield both rose. ** United States said on Saturday that an initial trade agreement with China is still possible by the end of the year, but warned Washington would not turn a blind eye to what happens in Hong Kong. ** China has invited top U.S. trade negotiators for a new round of face-to-face talks in Beijing, the Wall Street Journal said, citing unnamed sources. It added that Beijing hoped the talks could take place before next Thursday's U.S. Thanksgiving holiday. ** However, a potential standoff between the world's two largest economies on the Hong Kong issue threatened to complicate trade talks between the two countries. ** As of 0209 GMT, South Korea's benchmark KOSPI jumped 25.28 points, or 1.20%, to 2,127.24. ** Foreigners were poised to be net sellers for a 13th straight session, having sold 53.2 billion won ($45.11 million) worth of shares on the main board. ** Despite continued selloff of foreigners ahead of the rebalancing of MSCI index, the report on China inviting the U.S. negotiators for trade talks before the Thanksgiving holiday cheered the market, said Na Jeong-hwan, an analyst at DS Investment & Securities. ** Shares of Samsung Heavy Industries rose 3.8% after the company said it won 1.8 trillion won ($1.53 billion) worth order to a build liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier, which is expected to be delivered by September 2022. ** South Korean budget airlines Tway Holdings and T'way Air gained 6.5% and 3.7%, respectively, on hopes of improving ties between Seoul and Tokyo after the two countries agreed to have formal talks next month. ** The won was quoted at 1,175.5 per dollar on the onshore settlement platform , 0.29% higher than its previous close at 1,178.9. ** In offshore trading, the won was quoted at 1,176.0 per U.S. dollar, up 0.3% from the previous day, while in non-deliverable forward trading its one-month contract was quoted at 1,174.4 per dollar. ** MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.71%, after U.S. stocks ended higher on trade deal hopes and as U.S. manufacturing data beat forecast . Japanese stocks rose 0.89%. ** The KOSPI has risen 4.22% so far this year, but gained 2.8% in the previous 30 trading sessions. ** The trading volume during the session in the KOSPI index was 205.53 million shares and, of the total traded issues of 904, the number of advancing shares was 653. ** The won has lost 5.1% against the dollar so far this year. ** In money and debt markets, December futures on three-year treasury bonds fell 0.02 points to 110.25. ** The most liquid 3-year Korean treasury bond yield rose by 0.3 basis points to 1.459%, while the benchmark 10-year yield rose by 1.9 basis points to 1.703%. ($1 = 1,179.3300 won) (Reporting by Joori Roh; Editing by Aditya Soni)
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