S.Korea stocks, won slide as domestic coronavirus cases surge

    * KOSPI falls, foreigners net buyers
    * Korean won weakens against U.S. dollar
    * South Korea benchmark bond yield falls

    SEOUL, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean financial
    ** South Korean shares slid on Tuesday, despite an overnight
tech-fuelled rally in Wall Street, as a spike in domestic
coronavirus infections dented sentiment. The Korean won weakened
and the benchmark bond yield fell.
    ** By 0217 GMT, the benchmark KOSPI         fell 10.58
points, or 0.44%, to 2,396.91.
    ** South Korea warned on Monday of a looming coronavirus
crisis as new outbreaks flared, including one linked to a church
where more than 300 members of the congregation have been
infected but hundreds more are reluctant to get tested. That
brought the country's total infections to 15,761 including 306
    ** "The spread of the coronavirus is the biggest issue ...
Uncertainties over South Korea's Aug. 1-20 trade data due later
this week also weighs on sentiment," said Na Jeong-hwan, an
analyst at DS Investment & Securities.

    ** Foreigners were net buyers of 129.8 billion won ($109.53
million) worth of shares on the main board.
    ** The won was quoted at 1,185.5 per dollar on the onshore
settlement platform           , 0.08% lower than its previous
close at 1,184.6.
    ** In offshore trading, the won        was quoted at 1,185.3
per dollar, down 0.2% from the previous day, while in
non-deliverable forward trading its one-month contract
              was quoted at 1,184.3.
    ** MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside
Japan                 was up 0.72%.
    ** The trading volume during the session in the KOSPI index
        was 422.11 million shares. Of the total traded issues of
900, the number of advancing shares was 158.
    ** In money and debt markets, September futures on
three-year treasury bonds         was unchanged at 112.14.
    ** The most liquid 3-year Korean treasury bond yield rose by
0.5 basis points to 0.832%, while the benchmark 10-year yield
fell by 0.3 basis points to 1.397%.

($1 = 1,185.0600 won)

 (Reporting by Joori Roh; Editing by Arun Koyyur)