* KOSPI falls, foreigners net sellers * Korean won weakens against U.S. dollar * South Korea benchmark bond yield falls SEOUL, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean financial markets: ** South Korean shares tumbled 2% to a one-month low on Thursday, tracking sharp losses on Wall Street after U.S. and euro zone data pointed to a faltering economic recovery amid a second wave of global cases of the novel coronavirus. ** Both the won and the benchmark bond yield weakened. ** By 0231 GMT, the benchmark KOSPI fell 45.66 points, or 1.96%, to 2,287.58. The index fell as much as 2.01% to its lowest level since Aug. 24. ** Market heavyweight Samsung Electronics led the losses, falling up to 1.7%. Hyundai Motor and internet giant Naver dropped 3.3% and 2.7% each. ** While the U.S. business activity cooled in September as gains at factories were offset by a retreat in services, a survey showed euro zone business growth ground to a halt this month. ** Meanwhile, South Korea reported 125 new COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday midnight, more than 110 a day earlier and bringing the national tally to 23,341. ** Foreigners were net sellers of 24.1 billion won ($20.61 million) worth of shares on the main board. ** The won was quoted at 1,169.5 per dollar on the onshore settlement platform , 0.44% lower than its previous close at 1,164.4. ** In offshore trading, the won was quoted at 1,169.4 per dollar, up 0.1% from the previous day, while in non-deliverable forward trading, its one-month contract was quoted at 1,168.5. ** In money and debt markets, December futures on three-year treasury bonds rose 0.04 points to 111.97. ** The most liquid 3-year Korean treasury bond yield fell by 0.5 basis point to 0.878%, while the benchmark 10-year yield fell by 0.2 basis point to 1.444%. ($1 = 1,169.3300 won) (Reporting by Joori Roh; editing by Uttaresh.V)
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