* KOSPI falls, foreigners net sellers
* KRW weakens most since Feb. 26 vs U.S. dollar
* South Korea benchmark bond yield rises
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SEOUL, June 17 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean financial markets:
** South Korean shares closed lower on Thursday, snapping a five-day rally, after the U.S. Federal Reserve signalled it might raise interest rates earlier than expected.
** The won lost the most in nearly four months, while the benchmark bond yield rose.
** The benchmark KOSPI closed down 13.72 points, or 0.42%, at 3,264.96, away from its all-time high touched on Wednesday. The index is up 13.62% so far this year.
** U.S. central bank officials moved their first projected rate increases from 2024 into 2023 and opened talks about when to pull back on the Fed’s $120 billion in monthly bond purchase.
** Among the heavyweights, chip giants Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix fell 1.10% and 2.32%, respectively, while battery maker LG Chem rose 3.34% and internet giant Naver slid 0.38%.
** Foreigners were net sellers of 348.0 billion won ($307.82 million)worth of shares on the main board.
** “The KOSPI slid on hawkish tone from the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) and profit-taking following a record close in the previous session,” said Seo Sang-young, analyst at Mirae Asset Securities.
** The won ended at 1,130.4 per dollar on the onshore settlement platform, down 1.17% to mark its sharpest daily loss since Feb. 26.
** In offshore trading, the won was quoted at 1,130.7 per dollar, up 0.2%, while in non-deliverable forward trading, its one-month contract was quoted at 1,130.4.
** In money and debt markets, September futures on three-year treasury bonds fell 0.14 point to 110.20.
** The most liquid 3-year Korean treasury bond yield rose by 3.9 basis points to 1.325%, while the benchmark 10-year yield rose by 1.7 basis points to 2.088%. ($1 = 1,130.5300 won) (Reporting by Joori Roh, additional reporting by Jihoon Lee; editing by Uttaresh.V)