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S.Korea stocks rise on easing woes over Evergrande crisis spilling beyond China

    * 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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