S.Korea-Market Factors to watch Feb 16

Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:01pm EST

SEOUL, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Following is a list of
events in South Korea as well as news stories and press reports
which may influence financial markets.  	
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TOP STORIES  	
>S.Korea Jan department store sales fall 4.1 pcty/y 	
>Samsung Elec considering spinning off LCD business 
 	
>S.Korea import prices up faster, jobless rate rises 
 	
>S.Korea's January LNG imports drop 41 pct yr/yr    
 	
>South Korea's SK in talks with U.S. oil co-source  	
>NPS invest $300mln in Blackstone real estate fund  	
            	
  MARKETS  	
>Korea won rises on China c.bank comments;bonds fall 
 	
>Samsung Elec rally lifts Seoul shares to 6-mth high 
 	
  	
  MARKET SNAPSHOTS      	
*U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday for the third session in four,
with market direction largely dictated by the swings in shares
of Apple, the largest company in the world.        	
* Brent oil settled at an eight-month high on Wednesday as fears
of supply disruptions from Iran producers and Africa outweighed
worries about the global economy. 	
*The euro fell and global shares pared gains on Wednesday as a
rally that pushed Wall Street to seven-month highs weakened amid
mounting concerns about a bailout of Greece and renewed doubts
among Federal Reserve officials about the U.S. economy.	
         	
*Seoul shares rose to a six-month closing high on Wednesday on a
surge in large-cap technology counters such as Samsung
Electronics Co Ltd, extending a liquidity-driven
rally that has prevailed since the start of the year.  	
    	
  IN THE KOREAN PRESS    	
Following is a summary of local press reports translated by   	
Reuters. Reuters has not verified the content of these reports  	
and does not vouch for their accuracy.	
>LS Cable & System Ltd places electric car chargers
at 17 different locations throughout Korea.	
	
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 (Reporting By Iktae Park; Editing by David Chance)
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