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S.Korean shares take breather after sharp rebound

    * KOSPI flat, foreigners net sellers
    * Korean won gains slightly against U.S. dollar
    * South Korea benchmark bond yield inches down

    SEOUL, June 28 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean
financial markets:
    
    ** South Korean shares were steady on Tuesday, as markets
took a breather after investors locked in profits following
sharp gains in the previous two sessions. The Korean won gained
slightly, while the benchmark bond yield inched lower.
    
    ** The benchmark KOSPI         was up 4.63 points, or 0.19%,
at 2,406.55 by 0147 GMT, rebounding marginally for a third
session, following a slump to a 19-month low last week.
    
    ** After a technical rebound in the last couple of sessions,
the market remained fairly calm with no major improvement seen
in macro-economic conditions yet, said Shinhan Financial
Investment's analyst Choi Yoo-june.
    
    ** Investors are awaiting Micron Technology Inc's earnings
announcement in the United States for outlook on the
semiconductor industry and South Korea's monthly trade data due
later the week. 
    
    ** Among the heavyweights, technology giant Samsung
Electronics             rose 0.68%, while peer SK Hynix
            inched down 0.21% and battery maker LG Energy
Solution             fell 0.49%.
    
    ** Foreigners were net sellers of 66.1 billion won ($51.45
million) worth of shares on the main board. 
    
    ** The won was quoted at 1,285.1 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform           , 0.11% higher than its previous
close at 1,286.5.
    
    ** In offshore trading, the won        was quoted up 0.1% at
1,284.9 per dollar, while in non-deliverable forward trading its
one-month contract               was quoted at 1,283.9.
    
    ** Of the total traded issues of 926, the number of
advancing shares was 546.
    
    ** In money and debt markets, September futures on
three-year treasury bonds         rose 0.03 point to 103.37.
    
    ** The most liquid 3-year Korean treasury bond yield fell by
1.9 basis points to 3.551%, while the benchmark 10-year yield
dropped 2.1 basis points to 3.703%.

     ($1 = 1,284.7200 won)

 (Reporting by Jihoon Lee; Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)
  
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