S.Korea-Market Factors to watch on Dec 7

Thu Dec 6, 2012 6:04pm EST

SEOUL, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Following is a list of events in
South Korea as well as news stories and press reports that may
influence financial markets.
    
    TOP STORIES
> S.Korea 2012 growth seen below BOK forecast       
> Apple's shares swallow biggest loss in 4 years    
> Japan insurers shortlisted for Panin Life stake   
> Apple to return some Mac production to US in 2013 
> Broadcom eyes entry into LTE chip market in 2013  
> U.S. seen extending Iran sanction waivers         
> RIM offers biggest clients incentives to take BB10 
            
    MARKETS
> KOSPI up to 7-week-high; steels rise on China hope 
> South Korea won falls on importers and banks      
        
    MARKET SNAPSHOTS
    * U.S. stocks closed modestly higher on Thursday, a day
ahead of a key monthly jobs report, as a rebound in shares of
Apple helped boost technology shares. 
    * Oil prices slipped and the euro fell the most in a month
on Thursday after the European Central Bank said growth in the
euro zone is likely to shrink next year, sparking speculation of
an interest rate cut. 
    * Oil prices fell on Thursday after the head of the European
Central Bank said the euro zone's economic outlook faces
"downside risk" and a recovery may not happen until later in
2013. 
    * Seoul shares rose marginally to touch a fresh seven-week
high on Thursday, led by gains in steel stocks, as investors
waited on signs of progress in stalled U.S. budget talks. 
    
    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.
    
    > Hyundai Motor Co announced that it has started
to sell its brand-new luxury sedan Equus Facelift.  
    
Latest KR stock report     Latest money report    
Latest stocks           KR press digest     
KR main diary         KR IPO diary   
Global Markets report Oil Markets report  
New York Stocks             
Emerging markets report 
    
    DIARIES & DATA:   
    U.S. earnings diary       
    European diary       
    Asia Macro         
   
    TOP NEWS
    Front Page         Asian companies  
    U.S. company News European companies  
    Forex news          Global Economy  
    Tech, Media and Telecoms 
    

 (Compiled by Narae Kim; Editing by Richard Pullin)
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