* KOSPI falls, foreigners net buyers

* Korean won strengthens against dollar

* South Korea benchmark bond yield falls

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

** South Korean shares ended slightly lower on Friday, as losses in automakers outweighed gains in e-commerce firms amid caution ahead of U.S. jobs data.

** The benchmark KOSPI closed down 7.02 points, or 0.26%, at 2,676.63.

** Still, the index rose 0.76% for the week, following a 2.49% jump last week.

** Hyundai Motor shed 3.21% and sister automaker Kia Corp dropped 4.77%.

** "Automobile stocks weakened as investor optimism weakened around the government's corporate reform programme," said Lee Kyoung-min, an analyst at Daishin Securities.

** Meanwhile, search engine Naver and instant messenger Kakao were up 3.07% and 1.86%, respectively.

** Naver


it would consider its stance on a potential selldown of a stake in LY Corp from a mid-to-longer term business point of view.

** Investor focus is on U.S. employment data for April, which will be released later in the day, Lee said.

** South Korean financial markets will be closed on Monday for a public holiday.

** South Korea on Thursday unveiled guidelines for companies participating in a government programme aimed at enhancing shareholder value, but some analysts warned that more incentives or penalties were needed for the reforms to have an impact.

** Foreigners were net buyers of shares worth 88.7 billion won ($65.1 million) on the main board.

** The won ended onshore trade at 1,362.8 per dollar, up 0.96% from its previous close at 1,375.9.

** In money and debt markets, June futures on three-year treasury bonds rose 0.01 point to 104.14.

** The most liquid three-year Korean treasury bond yield dipped 0.9 basis points to 3.499%, while the benchmark 10-year yield fell 2.5 bps to 3.611%. ($1 = 1,362.4500 won) (Reporting by Jihoon Lee; Editing by Varun H K)