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S.Korea stocks jump tracking Wall Street; won climbs

Round-up of South Korean financial markets: ** South Korea's KOSPI stock index added more than 1 percent on Wednesday, tracking overnight gains in Wall Street which surged on upbeat earnings reports. The Korean won strengthened against the dollar, while bond yields climbed. ** As of 0129 GMT, the KOSPI was up 31.25 points or 1.46 percent at

IMF chief Lagarde to skip Saudi investment conference

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde has deferred a planned trip to the Middle East, which included a stop in Riyadh to attend an investment conference, the IMF said in a statement on Tuesday.

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