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S.Korean stocks end near record high on chip boost, foreign buying

* KOSPI rises, foreigners net buyers

* Korean won flat against U.S. Dollar

* South Korea benchmark bond yield falls

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SEOUL, June 3 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean financial markets:

** South Korean shares ended near a record closing high on Thursday, lifted by chip heavyweights and strong foreign buying, while investors awaited crucial U.S. jobs data for cues on the global economy’s recovery path. The won ended flat, while the benchmark bond yield fell.

** The KOSPI closed up 23.20 points, or 0.72%, at 3,247.43, the highest since the record close on May 10 and extending gains to a fifth straight session.

** Leading the benchmark index, chip giants Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix jumped 2.48% and 2.38%, respectively, while the subindex for electric and electronics stocks climbed 2.32%.

** Among other heavyweights, battery makers LG Chem and Samsung SDI added 0.62% and 1.47%, respectively.

** Foreigners were net buyers of 232.2 billion won ($208.49 million) worth of shares on the main board.

** The focus this week will be on a weekly U.S. unemployment report and May private payrolls data due later in the day, followed by monthly jobs numbers on Friday.

** The won ended at 1,113.6 per dollar on the onshore settlement platform, nearly unchanged from its previous close of 1,113.3.

** In offshore trading, the won was quoted at 1,113.7 per dollar, down 0.2% from the previous day, while in non-deliverable forward trading, its one-month contract was quoted at 1,113.5.

** In money and debt markets, June futures on three-year treasury bonds rose 0.02 points to 110.82, while the 3-month Certificate of Deposit rate was quoted at 0.66% in late afternoon trade.

** The most liquid 3-year Korean treasury bond yield fell by 1.9 basis points to 1.187%, while the benchmark 10-year yield fell by 0.9 basis points to 2.193%. ($1 = 1,113.7200 won) (Reporting by Joori Roh; Editing by Devika Syamnath)

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