* KOSPI rises, foreigners net buyers * Korean won strengthens against U.S. dollar * South Korea benchmark bond yield rises SEOUL, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean financial markets: ** South Korean shares rose on Friday, as investors' concerns about embattled developer China Evergrande's debt crisis spilling over to global markets eased. The Korean won strengthened, while the benchmark bond yield rose. ** The benchmark KOSPI rose 9.90 points, or 0.32%, to 3,137.48 as of 01:44. ** Among the heavyweights, technology giant Samsung Electronics traded flat and peer SK Hynix was flat, while LG Chem fell 0.26% and Naver rose 1.38%. ** Risk-taking sentiment seems to have returned as worries about Evergrande's debt crisis looks to be easing, said Na Jeong-hwan, analyst at Cape Investment & Securities. ** China Evergrande Group <3333.HK dollar bondholders were still waiting for information about a key interest payment due Thursday that has kept global investors on tenterhooks, but the property developer was instead expected to provide more clarity in the coming month, a source familiar with the situation said. ** South Korea's central bank warned on Thursday that the debt repayment burden among vulnerable households could increase sharply as interest rates rise, underlining the growing negative impact of the debt binge in Asia's fourth largest economy. ** Foreigners were net buyers of shares worth 16.9 billion won ($14.36 million) on the main board. ** The won was quoted at 1,175.3 per dollar on the onshore settlement platform , 0.02% higher than its previous close at 1,175.5. ** In offshore trading, the won was quoted at 1,174.6 per dollar, down 0.0% from the previous day, while in non-deliverable forward trading its one-month contract was quoted at 1,175.0. ** The KOSPI has risen 9.19% so far this year, but lost 4.4% in the previous 30 trading sessions. ** The most liquid 3-year Korean treasury bond yield rose by 3.3 basis points to 1.589%, while the benchmark 10-year yield rose by 5.5 basis points to 2.154%. ($1 = 1,176.7900 won) (Reporting by Cynthia Kim; Additional reporting by Jihoon Lee; Editing by Rashmi Aich)
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