S.Korea-Market Factors to watch on Dec 10

Sun Dec 9, 2012 6:12pm EST

SEOUL, Dec 10 (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
>Pretty boys give S.Korean cosmetics Asian appeal  
>No quick dividend seen for Siemens' Osram listing 
>Apple to return some Mac production to US in 2013 
>US likely to extend Iran sanction waivers-sources 
>Apple, Samsung spar in court, ruling to come      
    
    MARKETS
>S.Korea won up on foreign inflows,intervention    
>KOSPI closes up, Samsung Elec hits lifetime high  
        
    MARKET SNAPSHOTS
    * The Dow and the S&P 500 advanced modestly on Friday,
although another sell-off in Apple depressed technology shares
and kept the Nasdaq negative, overshadowing a sharply
better-than-expected jobs report. 
    * Global shares rose modestly on Friday after a surprisingly
strong U.S. jobs report for November was tempered by a drop in
American consumer sentiment amid a lack of progress in talks to
avert the "fiscal cliff". 
    * Oil prices were little changed on Friday after data
showing U.S. job growth offset statements by U.S. Republican
lawmaker John Boehner indicating deadlock in talks to avert a
U.S. budget crisis. 
    * South Korean shares posted modest gains on Friday as
market heavyweight Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 
reached a new lifetime high on positive earnings outlooks and
strong foreign appetite for local tech shares. 
    
    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 Equus took
first place in the luxury car segment in Strategic Vision's
Total Value Awards in the United States. 
    > SK Group inked a strategic alliance agreement
with private equity firm Carlyle Group LP to expand its
overseas investments.
    > Hanwha Solarone Co Ltd signed a supply contract
to provide 155MW of solar modules in South Africa. 
    
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