* KOSPI extends gains, foreigners net buyers
* Korean won weakens versus U.S. dollar
* South Korea benchmark bond yield falls
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SEOUL, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean financial markets: South Korean shares rose for a second straight session on Wednesday as investors bet on additional stimulus measures from Beijing to blunt the economic blow from a coronavirus outbreak. The Korean won and the benchmark bond yield weakened.
** The Seoul stock market’s main KOSPI ended up 7.73 points, or 0.36%, at 2,165.63.
** Markets took comfort on reports that Chinese policymakers are readying measures to support an economy jolted by a coronavirus outbreak that is expected to have a devastating impact on first-quarter growth, policy sources said.
** The death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in China passed 490 on Wednesday, as two U.S. airlines suspended flights to Hong Kong following the first fatality there and 10 cases were confirmed on a cruise ship quarantined in Japan.
** Expectations of China’s policy support and an overnight gains in U.S. stocks lifted domestic stocks, said Kim Dae-jun, an analyst at Korea Investment & Securities.
** Tracking a surge in Tesla shares, its suppliers listed in Seoul extended their gains, with Samsung SDI and LG Chem ending up 2% and 0.7%, respectively.
** Foreigners were net buyers of 458.5 billion won ($384.91 million) worth of shares on the main board.
** The won was quoted at 1,191.5 per dollar on the onshore settlement platform, 0.34% lower than its previous close at 1,187.4.
** In offshore trading, the won was quoted at 1,191.2 per U.S. dollar, down 0.7% from the previous session, while in non-deliverable forward trading its one-month contract was quoted at 1,190.5 per dollar.
** MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.25%, after U.S. stocks surged overnight. Japanese stocks rose 1.02%.
** The KOSPI dropped 1.46% so far this year, and lost 1.7% in the previous 30 trading sessions.
** The trading volume during the session in the KOSPI index was 563.08 million shares and, of the total traded issues of 904, the number of advancing shares was 483.
** The won lost 2.9% against the dollar so far this year.
** In money and debt markets, March futures on three-year treasury bonds rose 0.08 points to 110.74, while the 3-month Certificate of Deposit rate was quoted at 1.42% in late-afternoon trade.
** The most liquid 3-year Korean treasury bond yield fell by 0.7 basis points to 1.322% in late afternoon trade, while the benchmark 10-year yield dropped 1.1 basis points to 1.615%.
($1 = 1,191.1900 won)
Reporting by Hayoung Choi, Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips