S.Korean stocks inch down as Hong Kong tensions threaten trade deal
* KOSPI edges lower, foreigners net sellers
* Korean won weakens versus U.S. dollar
* South Korea benchmark bond yield falls
SEOUL, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean financial
** South Korean shares slipped on Thursday after U.S. President
Donald Trump signed a legislation supporting Hong Kong
supporters, drawing ire from Beijing and stoking fears about the
prospects of a trade deal with China. The won weakened and the
benchmark bond yield dropped.
** President Trump on Wednesday signed into law congressional
legislation backing protesters in Hong Kong despite angry
objections from Beijing, with which he is seeking a deal to end
a damaging trade war. [nL1N2871Q2]
** China's Foreign Ministry said it resolutely opposed to the
U.S. law on Hong Kong, noting Washington should shoulder all
consequences if it continues this way. [nB9N27M01U]
** Trump's approval of the Hong Kong bill was the biggest source
of anxiety in the markets today, but its impact was limited as
it was factored in earlier, said Han Ji-young, an analyst at
Cape Investment & Securities.
** As of 0214 GMT, the Seoul stock market's main KOSPI <.ks11>
fell 2.29 points, or 0.11%, to 2,125.56.
** Shares of Samsung Publishing jumped by 30% daily
limit as "Baby Shark" song re-enters Billboard chart. The
company is the second-biggest shareholder in SmartStudy that
created the song and video. [nL4N288096]
** Foreigners were net sellers of 32.0 billion won ($27.13
million) worth of shares on the main board.
** The won was quoted at 1,179.3 per dollar on the onshore
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